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Islamic Countries Seek Ban on Insults at The United Nations
The Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 24, 2012 | Guy Taylor

Posted on 09/24/2012 7:42:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Muslim-led nations seek ban on insult

As the U.N. General Assembly convenes this week in New York, several leaders of mostly Muslim nations are suggesting that the world body consider sanctions on blasphemy, amid widespread protests against an amateur movie that denigrates Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will focus at least part of his remarks on the film when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.

“I am the prime minister of a nation, of which most are Muslims, that has declared anti-Semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity. It has encouraged it,” Mr. Erdogan told reporters last week.

Turkey heads the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a body of 57 nations, which has long pushed for a U.N. resolution condemning the “defamation of religion.”

Nonbinding versions of the resolution have been adopted, but the effort was crushed last year by religious groups and human rights activists who argued that it represented a dangerous step toward an international law against free speech.

The debate has been reignited by “Innocence of Muslims,” a crudely produced film made in the United States that has sparked fury in the Muslim world. Protesters have breached the walls at U.S. embassies and desecrated American flags in sometimes violent demonstrations. A protest in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi ended with the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appealed Monday to Muslims to show “dignity” and not resort to violence as they protest the film, the Associated Press reported.

“Dignity does not come from avenging insults, especially with violence that can never be justified,” Mrs. Clinton said at her husband’s Clinton Global Initiative.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: comedyisntpretty; fatwa; freespeech; insults; islam; islamofascism; jihad; muhammdsminions; muslims; obamunism; selfesteem; takemymuslimplease; totalitarianism; un; unitednations

Oh ... poor Don Rickles. He can hide out at my home where he can insult me and my family until the fatwa is over. ; )

1 posted on 09/24/2012 7:42:15 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Mel Brooks too.
2 posted on 09/24/2012 7:43:37 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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I'll even hide out this dirty dog ...
3 posted on 09/24/2012 7:46:59 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh the hell with them. Throw in the UN too.


4 posted on 09/24/2012 7:47:51 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: JohnD9207

Sanctions against blasphemy? I don’t think they want to mess with that.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 7:50:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DogByte6RER

Fat wad? The Islamists going to send fat wads out after us?


6 posted on 09/24/2012 7:50:58 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Exactly how does one insult the stupid death cult founded by a murderous drunken pederast?


7 posted on 09/24/2012 7:51:11 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: DogByte6RER

8 posted on 09/24/2012 7:52:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Muslims are turning ‘thin skinned’ into an art form... Gad, what a load...


9 posted on 09/24/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: DogByte6RER
Patrick Henry speaks for America if free speech is an issue here. It's none of the business of the Islamist pukes over there -- and if any Islamist jerks living here demand that we not criticize them then they are committing treason against our Republic and they should be interned for the duration of their war against us.

Patrick Henry: "The questing before [you] is one of awful moment to this country . . . in proportion to the magnitude of the subject [there must] be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that [you] can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should [you] keep back [your] opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, [you] should consider [your]self as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which [is] above all earthly kings . . . Are [you] disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? . . . whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, [you must be] willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it."

10 posted on 09/24/2012 7:57:58 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: DogByte6RER
somebody needs to “brand” a very large hog with a picture of Mohamed, and then apply for a grant from the NEA!
11 posted on 09/24/2012 8:03:23 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: DogByte6RER

Dear arab/muslim un members,

Regarding your demand that insults to your so-called prophet be outlawed, I suggest you shut up, get over it, and just shut your freaking pie holes!

Otherwise, I suggest “The Crusades, v2.0!”

Mark


12 posted on 09/24/2012 8:05:10 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Travis McGee

Ah, sounds like they have found the Theme for the next session of the UN


13 posted on 09/24/2012 8:05:44 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Kansas58
Danish Cartoon Pictures, Images and Photos Maybe we could just use this image as a USDA stamp of approval for a side of ham?
14 posted on 09/24/2012 8:06:09 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: molson209

Yes. Our would-be tyrants are very tempted to get around the first and second amendments via UN treaty.

Of course, in either case it would lead to CW2, and tyrants swinging from lamp posts.

That sort of makes them tread softly toward their goal.

See “What I saw at the coup” for one way it could happen.


15 posted on 09/24/2012 8:08:49 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

16 posted on 09/24/2012 8:10:48 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Islam is a war plan with no altruistic incentives.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 8:20:22 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Since an insult is in the mind of the beholder, my existance could be an insult.

This is just not going to work.


18 posted on 09/24/2012 8:28:17 PM PDT by super7man
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To: Gene Eric

here is a excellent lecture on Islam over the last 1400 years
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y
You will probably enjoy it.


19 posted on 09/24/2012 8:32:33 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: All
Them Islamists here sure got pretty mosques ain't they? They keep committing treason against our inalienable rights and the American government just might take them mosques and put the Islamists in camps.
20 posted on 09/24/2012 8:34:31 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: DogByte6RER
I am the prime minister of a nation, of which most are Muslims, that has declared anti-Semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity.

That is nice that you have done that, and I respect it. But not only have we not made Islamophobia illegal, we also haven't made anti-Semetism illegal either. We are both consistent, but the prime minister is asking for inconsistency.

21 posted on 09/24/2012 8:36:10 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: DogByte6RER
“I am the prime minister of a nation, of which most are Muslims, that has declared anti-Semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity.

Does this clown not realize that when the Moslems say that Jesus Christ was just another of the honored prophets in the Bible that they are saying one of the most blasphemous things it is possible to say to believing Christians?

And what can any Christian consider Mohammed to be other than one of the false prophets the Bible warms about?

There would be no end to the examples of blasphemy that those of different religions could claim concerning the beliefs of other faiths.

Best to require tolerance from all, including the Moslems, than to start down the road demanded by them.

22 posted on 09/24/2012 8:41:05 PM PDT by Will88
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To: MarkL

We have yet to play Cowboys and Islamists. It will get interesting.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 8:41:05 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: DogByte6RER

Good news, Allah called, he said “oops”


24 posted on 09/24/2012 8:45:00 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER
You know what? I HOPE THEY ENACT A LAW.

Because then I will make sure I make the most offensive antiIslam artistic piece possible.

And myself and about 2 million of my closest friends will wait for the UN.

25 posted on 09/24/2012 8:49:12 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Gingers have no souls.)
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To: Travis McGee

Whaddya think about gay porn featuring Mohammad as the receiver? I think it would sell!


26 posted on 09/24/2012 8:53:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Gingers have no souls.)
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To: SERKIT
What do you think of this kind of satire...

Children in Baltimore re-enact "Innocence of Muslims"
27 posted on 09/24/2012 8:53:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Lazamataz
Children re-enact "Innocence of Muslims"

28 posted on 09/24/2012 8:54:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Will88

The profit Mr Mohamed is dead. He started a horrible corrupting pyramid scheme. A consuming cancer masked by traitors, wolves in sheep skins. POTUS is one of them.

Lord give us strength against this evilness.


29 posted on 09/24/2012 8:58:07 PM PDT by Broker (November... VICTORY or DEATH!!)
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To: blueunicorn6

Can of worms they don’t want to open. Sanctions against blasphemy against islam requires the same against all religions.


30 posted on 09/24/2012 8:58:43 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: blueunicorn6

Can you impagine the UN in the position of protecting not just major religions but every little cult and primitive nature religion across the world!


31 posted on 09/24/2012 9:07:29 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: blueunicorn6

Considering that it is BLASPHEMY to insist that Jesus, God-the-Son, is only a prophet... WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD MUSLIMS WANT THAT?


32 posted on 09/24/2012 9:07:53 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (I'm an Anglican (NOT an Episcopalian))
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To: JohnD9207

What a bunch of wimps...and the truth about their religion is not insulting...it is painful! dummies.


33 posted on 09/24/2012 9:09:38 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: Lazamataz

lol...

http://asspos.blogspot.com/2012/09/children-bring-innocence-of-muslims-to.html


34 posted on 09/24/2012 9:16:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Let’s wait till Erdogan apologizes for the early 20th century
massacres of Armenians.


35 posted on 09/24/2012 9:24:25 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: DogByte6RER; All

Are Radical Imams Going to Redefine Freedom of Speech?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2933784/posts

Could You Be A Criminal? US Supports UN Anti-Free Speech Measure (Flashback - Resolution 16/18)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2931182/posts

Obama’s Resolution to Stifle Free Speech on Islam – by Deborah Weiss
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2930209/posts

UN chief: Free speech must be protected, unless it provokes or humiliates someone’s beliefs
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2933710/posts

Cairo Embassy Statement in Tune with Obama U.N. Resolution
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2932862/posts

When Prophet goes viral: ‘Freedom of speech has price’ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2933337/posts

Does ‘Innocence of Muslims’ meet the free-speech test? (LA Slimes)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2933960/posts

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed: ‘Innocence of Muslims’ doesn’t meet free-speech test (LA Times)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2932745/posts

Obama and Hillary Apologize for Free Speech on Pakistani TV (taxpayer-funded ads)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2933963/posts

Video: DoJ Civil Rights Division chief can’t commit to protecting free speech
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2932806/posts

Great article DogByte will add it to my semi-complete list. Thanks for posting it.


36 posted on 09/24/2012 10:25:09 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Gene Eric

Well said. Obama and Clinton support UN Resolution 16/18. They’re introducing Sharia should they dare sign it. We’ve already got microfinance...compliant with Islamic Law.


37 posted on 09/24/2012 10:29:04 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2935849/posts

Children to bring “Innocence of Muslims” to stage (Satire)


38 posted on 09/24/2012 10:30:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Thanks Geron. :)


39 posted on 09/24/2012 11:42:13 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: montag813; silverleaf; Jonty30; Jewbacca
question to my FReeper Jewish FRiends -- what, in your opinion is the line for anti-semitism?

We know the extremes of accusing Jews as a group of being something or the other is the definition of anti-semitism

But, and to answer the claim by the Turkish PM -- what if there was a movie that insulted Moses and or the other prophets? What if one insulted God?

In my mind that would be anti-semitic, just as "life of brian" is anti-Christian. But should these be banned? What do you think?

Also, I've been reading the Paki newspapers where many Moslems seem to think that discussing the holocaust is banned in the West. I've put them correct that it's not the discussion, but the denial of facts which is banned. But I'm also pretty hazy on the exact laws

40 posted on 09/25/2012 1:52:15 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: GeronL
What do you think of this kind of satire...

Satire is clearly imbedded and protected by free speech. What I am afraid of is that all free speech is in jeopardy when we see out gubmint going to the UN in support of the suppression of free speech, and VERY disturbed that an Army general contacted a pastor to suppress his speech about Mohammedans. We seem to be clicking through that pesky document known as the Constitution's Bill of Rights and eroding them. This is the same document that our President wrongly refers to as a "charter of negative liberties". The Second Amendment is necessary to protect the First Amendment.

We are fighting an ideology that has declared war on America, and America refuses to engage in the fight. This is worse than the common definition of assymetric conflict in that we don't seem to recognize that these idiots could win using the tools and freedoms in our own founding documents to hide behind their version of free speech.

41 posted on 09/25/2012 5:03:58 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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