Skip to comments.Islamic countries push a global 'blasphemy' law
Posted on 10/28/2009 6:58:32 AM PDT by opentalk
Remember the Danish "Muhammad cartoons" that set off riots by offended Muslims more than three years ago? The debate pitted freedom of press and speech against notions of freedom from insult of one's religion. It rages still but now in a forum with international legal implications.
For years, Islamic nations have succeeded in passing "blasphemy" resolutions at the United Nations (in the General Assembly and in its human rights body). The measures call on states to limit religiously offensive language or speech. No one wants their beliefs ridiculed, but the freedom to disagree over faith is what allows for the free practice of religion. The resolutions are misguided, but also only symbolic, because they're nonbinding.
Symbolism no longer satisfies the sponsor of these resolutions the Organization of the Islamic Council. Under the leadership of Pakistan, the 57-nation OIC wants to give the religious antidefamation idea legal teeth by making it part of an international convention, or legally binding treaty. Members of the UN Human Rights Council are passionately debating that idea in Geneva this week.
The United States under Barack Obama recently joined the UNHRC, maligned for years as the mouthpiece for countries that are themselves flagrant human rights abusers. A "new" council formed in 2006. President Obama's hope is that as an engaged member, the US can further reform and its own interests. This case will test his theory.
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“Blimey! I didn’t expect a sort of Spanish Inquisition!”
But I imagine trashing Jews is still OK. ;-)
Does that mean the Arab states will have to stop producing government-manufactured anti-Jewish propaganda?
[I keed, I keed...]
“...passing “blasphemy” resolutions at the United Nations (in the General Assembly and in its human rights body)...”
No unelected foreign BASTARD is going to tell me how to speak or what I may or may not say!
Islam sucks. Come and get me!
Silence! I keel you!
Islam is a gutter cult of pedophile, homosexual freak men and abused women.
Didn't think so. How about the other way around? Of course!
Those nuts who show up in Salt Lake City to lambast the Mormons may be loud-mouthed and offensive, but they do not stop any Mormons from practicing their religion. The same is true of any other religious group. Freedom of speech does not stop anyone from practicing their religion. Those Dutch cartoons never stopped a muslim from praying or fasting or strapping a bomb on his son or any other standard muslim practice.
Time to tell these Islamofascists to KMA. Well, it’s well past time actually. So, KMA Islamofascists.
Where are the femminists when these barbarians cover up their wives and “honor kill” their daughters?
Where are the fag rights people when these uncivilized cretins hang homosexuals?
Where are the human rights sissies in the UN when these scum shout DEATH TO AMERICA and blow up a market?
Piss be upon him.
Come and get me too.
UNaccountable bureaucrats propping up the greatest anti-truth, anti-life collective in the history of mankind.
Prophet Mohamed is so weak that he needs global laws to protect him?
Well-stated BUMP! All of the “collectives” you speak of are anti-truth, anti-individual, anti-life.
Tear off the burqa and the headscarf and underneath you have nothing but a whiney POS liberal.
I don’t wanna hear anymore about Islam. Islam is a devil-worship religion of goatherding homosexual woman-haters. They worship a big black rock like a bunch of f***ing retards. Take your religion and shove it up your asses.... it will smell better than the typical mosque. I’m sick of all you towel-headed suicide-bombing murderous lowlife. What kind of religion is this? What kind of world are you living in? You all think that Camels are high-technology, rip the sex organs off your women, and shake hands with the hand you s**t in because you are too G****d backwards to figure out that whole toilet-paper thing. Your pedophile prophet Mohammad was a sun-baked psychiatric patient with a prediliction for 9-year-old girks, a drug habit, and a lust for killing innocents. Bits of feces on a white rug has more intelligence than you Moon-worshiping homicidal maniacs. I would cut all your throats and sing while doing it, considering any missed throats as a missed opportunity. The reason you haven’t figured out indoor plumbing yet is that you all chant verses from that hideous throwback document, the Koran — which is a book of hate — until you have numbed your brain to the point that you drool. You need deportation, off the planet Earth outright Make no mistake about it, the Quran is not a document of freedom. The Quran is a document of psychosis and your Allah is the Devil.
Jews, Christians, cross dressers etc. Still all okay with the muslims. I wonder how this is going to mesh with the first amendment that supposedly still is the law of the land.
Allah be damned to a Hell of dogs and pigs which torment him for eternity.
So, judging from your subtle comment, I’d guess you’re against this idea?
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