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UN-acceptable censorship: The United Nations tries to outlaw criticism of Islam
NYDailyNews ^ | 1/14/09 | Floyd Abrams

Posted on 01/14/2009 8:20:49 AM PST by Sammy67

Almost 500 years ago, on the wall of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses, characterizing as "madness" the notion that papal pardons could absolve individuals for their sins. As viewed from Rome, Luther had maligned, even defamed, the church. Luther was eventually excommunicated. His conduct ultimately led to the creation of a Protestant Church in Germany and a Reformation throughout Europe.

It is difficult to believe that in the 21st century anyone would seriously propose that conduct such as Luther's should be deemed illegal. But a few weeks ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations took a giant step in that direction. It adopted - for the fourth straight year - a resolution prepared by the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference calling upon all UN nations to adopt legislation banning the "defamation" of religion. Spurred by the Danish cartoons of 2005, some of which portrayed the Prophet Muhammed in a manner deemed offensive by the OIC, the resolution was opposed by the United States, most European nations, Japan, India and a number of other nations.

Nonetheless, it has now been adopted.

From an American perspective, the resolution so plainly violates the First Amendment that it is

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NY Daily News: United Nations tries to outlaw criticism of Islam! http://www.jihadwatch.org/
1 posted on 01/14/2009 8:20:50 AM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

Kiss my hairy butt, UN.


2 posted on 01/14/2009 8:21:50 AM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: Sammy67
No Suprise... After all the only thing they are interested in is Silencing Christians and Jesus Christ, that is HATE SPEECH
3 posted on 01/14/2009 8:22:31 AM PST by TaraP (The RAPTURE: Seperation of Church and State)
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To: TaraP

http://www.jihadwatch.org/


4 posted on 01/14/2009 8:23:55 AM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

The U.N. exists to fleece the USofA.


5 posted on 01/14/2009 8:24:05 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: Sammy67
I find these threads hard to understand without a visual.

There. That's better.

6 posted on 01/14/2009 8:27:07 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Most Animals protect their babies. Palestinians kill their babies.)
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To: Sammy67
wow, criticism of the UN in the Daily News? It must be serious.

The UN is Fifth Column Headquarters, no?

7 posted on 01/14/2009 8:27:50 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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To: Sammy67

We marry off our ten year old girls - How dare you criticize us!

Off with your heads!!


8 posted on 01/14/2009 8:28:20 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Sammy67

9 posted on 01/14/2009 8:28:28 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Sammy67

Where are all of the “artists” who challenge Christianity?

Wonder why they don’t do the same with islam? (small i)


10 posted on 01/14/2009 8:29:11 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: Sammy67
a resolution prepared by the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference calling upon all UN nations to adopt legislation banning the "defamation" of religion.

OK. So we should use how these OIC nations treat and regard other world religions as the basis of the definition of "defamation" then, right?

11 posted on 01/14/2009 8:30:49 AM PST by Zack Attack
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To: steelyourfaith

Our country should place the idea of belonging to the UN....on a ballot. Let the people decide for a change. Novel idea huh?


12 posted on 01/14/2009 8:31:04 AM PST by RC2
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The UN and Islam should eat pork and be no more, cease to exist, drop off, drown, expire, finish, give up the ghost, go the way of all flesh, kick the bucket, perish, relinquish life, succumb, suffocate, get off my planet!


13 posted on 01/14/2009 8:32:39 AM PST by Pilated
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To: Sammy67

“Nonetheless, it has now been adopted. “

Did the useless fools who represent us there vote for this?


14 posted on 01/14/2009 8:37:48 AM PST by ZULU ( God, guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: Sammy67

US out of the UN

UN out of the US


15 posted on 01/14/2009 8:40:45 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: ZULU
Did the useless fools who represent us there vote for this?

the resolution was opposed by the United States, most European nations, Japan, India and a number of other nations.

16 posted on 01/14/2009 8:46:08 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Sammy67
Offending Islam
17 posted on 01/14/2009 8:49:34 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

.....where is raging Islamic man????????


18 posted on 01/14/2009 8:51:12 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Uncle Miltie
Visual?

*@:>{(}

19 posted on 01/14/2009 8:51:54 AM PST by 444Flyer (Blame Hamas)
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To: All

The U.N. should not be housed nor paid for in any way by the U.S.A.

They are a group opposed to the United States and should be removed from their comfort.

Let another nation support these monstrous idiots.


20 posted on 01/14/2009 8:52:56 AM PST by imintrouble
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Worldwide Christian revival required NOW.

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21 posted on 01/14/2009 8:56:23 AM PST by polymuser (Bye, bye Miss American Pie.)
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To: Sammy67

Is this something like their new “Death to Christianity” movement they will be promulgating?


22 posted on 01/14/2009 8:58:00 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: Saoirise; F15Eagle; agrace; weegee; Esther Ruth; Blogger; MrB; American in Israel; TaraP; Cindy; ...

Ping.


23 posted on 01/14/2009 8:58:41 AM PST by 444Flyer (Blame Hamas)
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To: Sammy67

INTREP - Is the UN banning criticism of all religions, or just Islam?


24 posted on 01/14/2009 9:00:06 AM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Slings and Arrows

perfect


25 posted on 01/14/2009 9:02:14 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: imintrouble; F15Eagle
“The U.N. should not be housed nor paid for in any way by the U.S.A.

They are a group opposed to the United States and should be removed from their comfort.

Let another nation support these monstrous idiots.”

Instead they are being strengthened and morphing into the NWO. #43 just signed onto the Law of the Sea, Hillary wants Kyoto, it's only a matter of time now and #44 will officially finish U.S. off.

“BUSH SIGNS OFF ON NEW U.S. ARTIC POLICY (LAW OF THE SEA)”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2163963/posts

26 posted on 01/14/2009 9:10:28 AM PST by 444Flyer (Blame Hamas)
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To: Sammy67

Nonsense, all religions are subject to criticism. This is just a powerplay by the U.N.


27 posted on 01/14/2009 9:12:14 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: Sammy67
Not to mention our great Zero is about to give up our sovereignty to this gang of thugs, killers, a few honest leaders, and leftists tyrants and dictators. These bastards will one day own the U.S. We fought a revolution to gain our sovereignty and now we have fools in charge ready to give it away. go figure.
28 posted on 01/14/2009 9:12:18 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: 444Flyer
ARTIC=ARCTIC
29 posted on 01/14/2009 9:12:52 AM PST by 444Flyer (Blame Hamas)
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To: TaraP
You got it - a Godless bunch protecting a Godless religion. It would be different if they also included Christianity in the protection, but don't hold your breath on that.

In the end it makes no difference - God has spoken and His Will will be done.

30 posted on 01/14/2009 9:13:09 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Where are all of the “artists” who challenge Christianity?

Wonder why they don’t do the same with islam? (small i)”

Well, I’m just guessing, but I think they don’t want to free- fall to earth from 35,000 feet, surrounded by burning jet fuel and 300 screaming passengers....


31 posted on 01/14/2009 9:13:26 AM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Sammy67; Slings and Arrows; 444Flyer; F15Eagle

May the U-blasted-N be flushed down the cosmic commode, assisted by a great big plunger.


32 posted on 01/14/2009 9:26:17 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (The only difference between diapers and politicians is that diapers are changed more often)
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To: Convert from ECUSA; 444Flyer

Mad mo’s minions will pull more attacks like Mumbai, etc. They are bred in this doctrine to do so. And the leftists of the world will continue to scratch their heads to try and figure out why it keeps happening.


33 posted on 01/14/2009 9:37:29 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Sammy67

The UN is full of:

Terrorists

Dictators

Tyrants

Crooks

Criminals

Rapists

Murderers


34 posted on 01/14/2009 9:44:21 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: F15Eagle

Regrettably, Muslims seem to be irony-deficient.


35 posted on 01/14/2009 9:44:55 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: Sammy67

This amounts to the UN asking the United States to abjectly surrender in the War on Terrorism, since the other side is a substantial part and component of Islam. Let us see what our “leaders” do by way of response.


36 posted on 01/14/2009 9:48:05 AM PST by AmericanVictory
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To: Vaquero

Another reason to pull out of this useless collection of third world parasites.


37 posted on 01/14/2009 9:55:10 AM PST by ZULU ( God, guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: ZULU
I'm with you....

But I have zero anticipation that this will happen in my lifetime.

It's not the template......

38 posted on 01/14/2009 10:28:48 AM PST by Osage Orange (Ban Thugs...Not Guns!!)
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To: Osage Orange

Time for the UN to disappear, any earthquakes or tsunamis planned for New York this week?


39 posted on 01/14/2009 10:38:26 AM PST by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

Amen.


40 posted on 01/14/2009 5:17:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (0bama must be well-endowed - look at how often he steps on his d---.)
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To: Sammy67

The UN? FM!


41 posted on 01/14/2009 11:34:11 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allerious; ...
From an American perspective, the resolution so plainly violates the First Amendment that it is not a close question.



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!
42 posted on 01/18/2009 12:51:06 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Sammy67; ExTexasRedhead; LucyT
...a resolution prepared by the 57-nation organization of the Islamic conference...

According to many, Obama's "57 states" (referring to the US) gaffe during the campaign was a Freudian slip, thinking of those 57 Islamic states in the UN.

43 posted on 01/18/2009 1:07:02 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: bamahead

Congratulations on your “Screw the U. N.” graphic. Let’s put it up on billboards around the country.


44 posted on 01/18/2009 1:09:51 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

>>Congratulations on your “Screw the U. N.” graphic. Let’s put it up on billboards around the country.<<

We need a U.N. replacement - one that is representative by contributions rather than counting Liberia the same as Japan. And without Russia and China being able to veto anything we try to do.


45 posted on 01/18/2009 2:38:35 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: gondramB
We need a UN replacement...

Watch out for what you wish for. We don't need a UN at all. There are enough alliances of nations with common interests to have an international dialogue when need be. What can any formal international body with something like 150 nations - mostly dictatorships - ever accomplish other than rash resolutions and declarations like this one?

46 posted on 01/18/2009 4:47:02 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: TornadoAlley3

47 posted on 01/18/2009 5:23:30 PM PST by ovrtaxt (Now is zee time on Schprockets ven ve dance!)
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