Skip to comments.AP Exclusive: Muslim countries seek blasphemy ban
Posted on 11/19/2009 12:26:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge
GENEVA Islamic nations are mounting a campaign for an international treaty to protect religious symbols and beliefs from mockery essentially, a ban on blasphemy.
.. Algeria and Pakistan have taken the lead in lobbying to bring the matter to a vote in the U.N. General Assembly.
Such a ban would face great resistance in Western nations ..
The countries that form the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference are currently lobbying a Geneva-based U.N. committee to accept its plan, ..
If that occurs, Muslim countries and their allies in the developing world would stand a decent chance of mustering the simple majority needed in the General Assembly to adopt such a treaty.
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I mean Allahu Akbar.
Interesting. And liberals will give this concept actual “respect.”
If a Christian country pushed the same thing, the world would have a fit.
Hell we already protect Minorities Queers and everything else why not?\s
They may as well plant a crescent on top of the UN building when they finish the $1.5 billion remodel and declare it a mosque.
“As sala’amu alaikum” (peace be upon you)
I’m going to assume here that the muslims will determine the definition of “blasphemy”. Fat chance anyone in the western world will listen to them. The UN can suck hind tit for all I’m concerned.
I would like to see this get laughed out of the UN in Christian nations did try this. But Christian nations are, by and large, free nations and have no need for such BS.
Besides, do you think Muslim nations would respect a ban on the mockery of Christianity?
And...will there be sactions against countries that don’t prosecute artists that publish pictures of Mohaamed wearing a bomb on his head?
How about a ban on blasphemous acts ass h****?
“Such a ban would face great resistance in Western nations .”
LOL, ya think?
I will never comply. I will never surrender.
Hey Muzzies.. pass this and you guarantee an increase in “blasphemies”.
So the Cross and the Star of David would be protected in Muslim countries?
Can we have a ban from your thugs constantly killing us?
This is right up Obama and his Czars alley....
And Islam is the world’s most mockable religion, by far.
You don’t think this would be one of those deals where they say, “Nobody thinks this law was passed to protect Christians”, do you?
The whole world is moving backwards. Back to the Dark Ages we go.
The Scientologists would like to have a word with you about disrespecting their mockability. :-)
Actaully, many Western countries are already prohibiting [via self-censorship] blasphemy — against Islam. Christianity and Judaism are still fair game.
There will be no equivalents of a crucifix soaking in urine, the Virgin Mary covered in dung directed toward Islam being displayed in Western art galleries anytime soon, I promise you.
The way this could be nipped in the bud is to add language to the effect that Islam should have special protections, because it is a weak religion, its followers are prone to desert it if they hear things that are critical of it, and that Muslim women will no longer respect Muslim men.
There is no God called “Allah” and Mohammed was a false prophet! Allahu fubar!
We got at least one FReeper here who was arguing in favor of laws in Russia against “heresy.” (Meaning anything non-Orthodox). Can’t remember who it was but I wonder what he thinks about this?
Oh darn and I just hired 6 women and a pig for a pee on the Koran poster.
But, it will still be very creative to put a crucifix in a jar of piss - a place in which I would like to see all liberal floating.
True, it’s a close call, but I’ll stick with my original thought.
No matter what a non muslim says it’s blasphemy of some kind. There is no winning in this situation.
Do you know if this covers only Islam or blasphemies against all religions? Just curious. It would be comical to see the Libs having to defend their favortie hobby of blaspheming Christianity and Judaism while at the same time supporting Islam’s attempt to ban any and all criticism of their beliefs.
Actaully, many Western countries are already prohibiting [via self-censorship] blasphemy against Islam. Christianity and Judaism are still fair game.
It’s all fear. Western countries are afraid of muslim backlash. They don’t self-censor against Jews and Christians because Jews and Christians tend not to blow up rat-poison soaked nail bombs in shopping malls when offended.
The moon worshipers want to protect their pedophile?
Dear President Palin,
Please withhold all future funding for the UN.
Looks like a picture of supporters of Obama. “Obama money” mmm mmm mmm
But they would still be able to kill Christians and Jews whenever they wanted.
The same lunacy that has many Americans, including Obama and his flunkies, trying to protect Islam from any association with the Fort Hood atrocity might also try to require the US to go along with this blasphemy nonsense.
No. They are in and of themselves blasphemous and would be banned. I also think Islam is regarded as the only religion by Islam. Every other belief system is blasphemous. Pretty neat trick.
And another claiming we need a papal monarchy in the United States, replete with subtle hints at forced conversions of Jews and Protestants.
Won’t work: We are all blasphemers Rom. 3.23 “For All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”/
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FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "SAVED FROM DURBAN II" by Joseph Klein (March 2, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 26, 2009): "WHY IS THE U.S. STILL ENTERTAINING DURBAN II?" (SNIPPET: "For one, Obama is making new friends. The administration's decision last week to participate in planning meetings for Durban II was very well received by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)") (February 27, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com: "OIC WELCOMES U.S. SHIFT ON DURBAN II; DENIES ANTI-SEMITIC INTENT" by Patrick Goodenough (February 24, 2009)
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JIHAD WATCH.org (WASHINGTON TIMES, February 2, 2009): "They don't want to limit free speech, they just want to kill it" (February 3, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): "OBAMA COZIES UP TO THE PRINCIPAL ENEMY OF FREE SPEECH IN THE WORLD TODAY" (February 1, 2009)
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JIHAD WATCH.org: "THE OIC CALLS ON THE MEDIA TO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH" (December 20, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): "OIC CHIEF: "Attempts to equate Islam with terrorism should be stopped. Stereotyping and demonization of Muslims should be combated"" (December 20, 2008)
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FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "DON'T CALL IT ISLAMOPHOBIA" by Joel J. Sprayregen (December 10, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "HATE AND BIAS" (December 5, 2008)
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Video - Link
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WHITEHOUSE.gov - news release: Oval Office - "PRESIDENT BUSH MEETS WITH SPECIAL ENVOY TO THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE" (February 27, 2008, 2:01 pm EST)
Wow! Good point!
Camel’s nose anyway.
Any American politician who endorses this measure should be automatically removed from office as a violation of his Constitutional oath.
What part of “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” don’t they understand?
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