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Radical Islamís Global Reaction: The Push for Blasphemy Laws
World Affairs ^ | Jan/Feb 2013 | Michael J. Totten

Posted on 02/05/2013 2:15:34 PM PST by Sir Napsalot

“I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” —Thomas Jefferson

Free speech is under attack in the West, and it’s under attack from abroad. For years radical Islamists have targeted embassies abroad and individuals at home for “insulting” the Prophet Muhammad. And now diplomats and heads of state from Islamist countries are using international oganizations to pressure the West to criminalize blasphemy and are even lobbying for a global censorship regime.

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Just weeks after the riots, the freshly chosen presidents of Egypt and Yemen took to the podium at the United Nations and demanded that blasphemy be outlawed everywhere in the world, including in the United States. “Insults against the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, are not acceptable,” said Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. “We will not allow anyone to do this by word or by deed.” “There should be limits for the freedom of expression,” added Yemen’s president, Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi, “especially if such freedom blasphemes the beliefs of nations and defames their figures.”

Saudi Arabia went even further and advocated an international censorship body to crush blasphemy on the Internet. “There is a crying need for international collaboration to address ‘freedom of expression’ which clearly disregards public order,” the government said.

That’s where things stand. Condemning what they call widespread “Islamophobia,” religious authoritarians are asserting themselves, both violently and diplomatically, while the West cowers and says they’re right to be angry. Hillary Clinton even says she personally shares their anger.

This will not do. It will not do at all. Instead, the United States should go on the offensive and demand that blasphemy be legalized in every country on earth.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldaffairsjournal.org ...


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: freedom; freedomunderattack
(More from Totten) ".... That was the prologue to the recent unpleasantness that started in Cairo. It took a while, but the worldwide anti-blasphemy campaign has finally mushroomed into a serious menace. The aggressive demands of the Saudis, Egyptians, and Yemenis to use the law and the police to smash what offends them everywhere on the planet is what we all should expect since Western governments are not fighting back with strong and unequivocal support for free speech."

Because Western governments are weak, show signs of weakness, and which is extremely tempting for the global islamists.

"You don’t have to approve of blasphemy or religious “hate speech” to understand why it must be protected. Free speech is irrelevant if offensive speech isn’t protected. “Have a nice day” isn’t prohibited anywhere, not even in North Korea."

1 posted on 02/05/2013 2:15:42 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Imagine you wake up tomorrow morning and there are no muslims on earth; no criminals in jail; no anarchists; no liberals, progressives, socialists, fascists or communists; No Hollyweird, no union thugs, no OWS, no third-world dictators. just God, Patriots and common decency. Man, that would be nice.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 2:20:25 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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3 posted on 02/05/2013 2:26:28 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Gotta wonder why Hillary and her boss see nothing wrong with this particular form of tyrrany and thought control. Maybe it’s because they have their own kind of tyrrany and thought control.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 2:27:39 PM PST by I want the USA back (Liberalism is contrary to human nature.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
This child rapist is not amused:


5 posted on 02/05/2013 2:55:55 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Doc Savage

Amen! Dear GOD in heaven, I second that prayer. Take them all away Dear GOD!


6 posted on 02/05/2013 2:59:07 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Doc Savage

You can move to North Dakota and not open the newspaper. It’s pretty close.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 3:03:10 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Doc Savage

You obviously haven’t been paying attention to “God, patriots and decency” interacted on FreeRepublic in 2012. Not so nice.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 3:10:26 PM PST by Chaguito
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To: Sir Napsalot


9 posted on 02/05/2013 3:15:04 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Sir Napsalot

You must have a valid religion to worry about blasphemy laws.

These lovers of a 6th century sand monkey pedophile belong to a hate cult and there are no words in any language of the world to even attempt to define their filthy gutter belief system.

I detest the existence of a single one of them on this earth. I detest that molecules of air I breath might have passed through their fetid lungs. Even in their death they do nothing but contaminate the earth.

Of course our president loves them. He is one of them.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 4:03:06 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Doc Savage
Imagine you wake up tomorrow morning and there are no muslims on earth; no criminals in jail; no anarchists; no liberals, progressives, socialists, fascists or communists; No Hollyweird, no union thugs, no OWS, no third-world dictators. just God, Patriots and common decency. Man, that would be nice.

Wow. We could work on restoring the West instead of being worn down by the corrosive influence of the hive-minders.
11 posted on 02/05/2013 8:41:35 PM PST by Nepeta
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