Skip to comments.At U.N., Muslim world questions Western freedom of speech
Posted on 09/29/2012 7:48:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Muslim leaders were in unison at the United Nations this week arguing that the West was hiding behind its defense of freedom of speech and ignoring cultural sensitivities in the aftermath of anti-Islam slurs that have raised fears of a widening East-West cultural divide.
A video made in California depicting the Prophet Mohammad as a fool sparked the storming of U.S. and other Western embassies in many Islamic countries and a deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan this month. The crisis deepened when a French magazine published caricatures of the Prophet.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said it was time to put an end to the protection of Islamophobia masquerading as the freedom to speak freely.
"Unfortunately, Islamophobia has also become a new form of racism like anti-Semitism. It can no longer be tolerated under the guise of freedom of expression. Freedom does not mean anarchy," he told the 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Friday.
Egypt's newly elected Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, voiced similar sentiments in his speech on Wednesday.
"Egypt respects freedom of expression, freedom of expression that is not used to incite hatred against anyone," he said...
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Considering that the majority of the membership in the UN are from Muslim countries, what do you expect. Freedom of speech is so alien to these cretins.
Freedom of speech would be the death of Islam
They can question it all they want to. I’m not giving up MY rights because our muslim president wants to play patty cake with terrorists..
Unreal. How do Christians and Jews fare in muslim countries?
Why do we coddle these violent morons?
The “Western World” - in effect ALL of the world except Islamic Countries in this context - should be questioning THESE hypocrites who MURDER people for proselytizing or handing out non_Muslim texts in the ISLAMIC world.
I HATE these lying hypocritical bastards.
If I had money I’d send Morsi a truckload of ear plugs and a note that instructions on how to insert them.
Widening? Indeed. What an insipid thing for this writer to say.
OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at Gods great Judgment Seat;
Kipling got it.
“Why do we coddle these violent morons?”
many want us to believe the lie that Islam is a religion.
More people need to see this and gain a greater awareness
It is a sound 45 minute investment.
We need to get out of the UN, kick them out of NYC and fogedaboutit.
see #10, you might have seen the vid , I dunno. Great investment. In his conclusions he points to the correlation between Islam’s growth and the death of civilizations.
If only we had a President like my idol Ann Barnhardt...*sigh*
I have a CD copy.
Right on! More need to be aware.
It’s just the Muslim world hopping on board , don’t forget Obama and Pelosi have been complaining about freedom of speech for years now
Hogwash. He did not question freedom of expression. He challenged its core legitimacy. Because its core legitimacy is ONLY found when the speech in question is something you disagree with.
Democrats have been complaining about freedom of speech since the beginning of their party.
Why does the “press” continue the Big Lie, when the whole world knows it is a LIE??
Right. Just let them try it. They have no idea what a country will do when they deny them their free speech rights because of a religion. The Obamination can write all the executive decrees he wants but anti-Islamic speech will know no bounds.
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