Skip to comments.Islamic Countries Seek Ban on Insults at The United Nations
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 Islams 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 hasnt 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 husbands Clinton Global Initiative.
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Oh ... poor Don Rickles. He can hide out at my home where he can insult me and my family until the fatwa is over. ; )
Oh the hell with them. Throw in the UN too.
Sanctions against blasphemy? I don’t think they want to mess with that.
Fat wad? The Islamists going to send fat wads out after us?
Exactly how does one insult the stupid death cult founded by a murderous drunken pederast?
Muslims are turning ‘thin skinned’ into an art form... Gad, what a load...
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."
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!”
Ah, sounds like they have found the Theme for the next session of the UN
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.
Islam is a war plan with no altruistic incentives.
Since an insult is in the mind of the beholder, my existance could be an insult.
This is just not going to work.
here is a excellent lecture on Islam over the last 1400 years
You will probably enjoy it.
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