Muslims pushing UN to ban free speech that mocks islam

by Kal El on December 21, 2011 · 23 comments

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Again we have our very freedoms under attack. Meanwhile, liberals worry about christians, who, as I recall, have not flown airplanes into buildings, blown themselves up in crowded markets, beheaded non-believers on camera shouting out how great god is, or called for the slaughter of those that insult christianity.

‘Muslim Mafia’ Targeting Religious Freedom?

WASHINGTON — Free speech and religious liberty are two of America’s most cherished protections. But if the Organization of Islamic Cooperation gets its way, that could change not only in the United States, but around the world.
    
The Muslim group is pushing a United Nations resolution that would criminalize criticism of religions.

Speaking at a recent international religious conference intended to advance the resolution, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to convey that freedom of religion and expression go hand-in-hand.

“There is no contradiction between having strong religious beliefs and having the freedom to exercise them, and to speak about them and to even have a good debate with others,” she said.
    
Frank Gaffney, president of the American Center for Security Policy, didn’t mince words against the group — likening the OIC to a “multi-national Muslim mafia.”

“It is 57 states and Palestine that have come together to promote what is fundamentally the agenda that is known as Sharia,” he explained.
    
Religious rights groups say the U.N. resolution is really designed to prevent criticism of Islam and give cover to Islamic Sharia-based blasphemy laws like those in Pakistan.

“The countries pushing this resolution — their populations are 90-99 percent one single religious group,” said Jordan Sekulow, director of policy and international operations for the American Center for Law and Justice.  “What is the problem here with the 1 percent speaking out and why is that such an issue that needs to be handled at the international level?”
    
Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of  two, has been sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. And public officials in the country who have spoken out against the laws have been killed.
    
The OIC eventually dropped the defamation effort in favor of U.N. Resolution 16/18. But some believe the measure could also be used to introduce blasphemy laws in Europe and the United States.
    
“They are asking the West to enforce criminal punishments for blasphemy against Islam within Western borders against their own citizens,” explained Nina Shea, author of Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide.

“And the frightening thing is we’re starting to see this actually be adopted in places like Western Europe, Canada and Australia,” she told CBN News.
    
Sekulow says his organization is fighting to keep the resolution from becoming adopted because it could backfire and be broadly misinterpreted country by country.

“Just the building of churches … having a cross outside your door can be inciting violence,” Sekulow explained.

“So if you let them define these definitions when there is no problem coming from the minority faiths, this is somehow going to ‘green light’ their suppression,” he added.   

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  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    Rob Sullivan agrees with this.

  • George of Bulgaria

    “The Muslim group is pushing a United Nations resolution that would criminalize criticism of religions.” quote from the article. Good, I wish that they would go ahead and do that, and then those rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth, ignorant and backwards mullahs, clerics, and whatever (like that idiot Choudry) better watch out,,, because then the west and all its “Kuffars” will have the big boot to kick them up their arseholes legally and have the ICC gather them up for blasphemy aginst the Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and other faiths in danger of being engulfed and swallowed up by muslimmaniacs. I can’t wait…. the ICC wil be so busy running down these ignorant idiots it will be funny. Their plan will backfire on them, and viciously…

    • Anonymous

      Not likely. Just like the hate speech laws in place in the UK are rarely applied to the musloids. They are heavily handed down to kuffar for “inciting violence against” musloids but for the most part the chowderheads of Britain are left alone.

      No, this is yet another step the marxists and progressives are taking to bring down Western civilization.

      • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

        Yes, that’s the gist of it.

      • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

        Yes, that’s the gist of it.

    • http://twitter.com/tonykeywest Anthony Capo

        of course this law would be selectively enforced.

    • Anonymous

      Tell me what Ur Gods name is ??

  • CMartel

    They just keep pushing their agenda, don’t they?  And why might you ask?  Because the disease that is islam can not stand the light of day in free societies.  Their sensitivity about insulting the pseudo prophet stems from their (often subconscious) realization that the narrative they embrace is total hogwash when viewed from a Western perspective.  
    All this talk about blasphemy has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with power. Arab imperialism and the entrenched ruling classes of the islamic block — the clergy are driving this nonsense.  It’s ironic that this is coming from the psychopaths whose grip on power COMES FROM defaming other people’s religions.
    But something is very clear here:  “defamation of religions”  means specifically, criticism of islam.

    • hellosnackbar

      A most erudite verisimilitudinous comment CM.

  • CMartel

    Oh yes, I forgot something.  Almost every video on the MEMRI website contains some muslim clown shouting out “kill the Jews” or kill the unbelievers, or islam will rule the world.  That isn’t defamation of religion but drawing a picture of Mohammed is?  Can you get any more duplicitous?

  • Anonymous

    What? so we cant say mohammed was an unwashed sheep and camel shagging paedophile any more, Oh, hang on thats written in their own texts, so its not a lie, we can say it, OOPS! it didnt say unwashed, thats just a presumption, i’ll edit that from the final version.

    • ANGLO SAXON

      Well said IRJ. All praise to ALLAN.

  • Anonymous

    They shall not get their demands throug. They make me so angry. I think they can return to where they came from and not demand Us in the westworld, as they do all the time. They have said so many offending things about and to all people in the westworld and they always get away with it because the politictions and media walks on their toes, not to be called rasists.

    • ANGLO SAXON

      Well said Sealeo.It’s far too much,and our governments protect them.It’s a mad world.I agree, send them all back to their ‘wonderful’ countries,from whence they came.

  • Anonymous

    I guess I’ll be spending time in jail cuz I’m not gonna keep my mouth shut and I’m thinking that a lot of others won’t either….

    • CMartel

      You will have plenty of company.

    • ANGLO SAXON

      Great spirit TG46,Mustapha Poo ,and his idiots,don’t have this,,and can’t imagine what they’re up against….
                                    Praise be to ALLAN.

  • Gc81001

    blessbe.com

  • hellosnackbar

    Take a look at Douglas Murray a young Brit that sees Islam as dangerous and isn’t frightened to say so.
    http://vladtepesblog.com/?p=38479

    • Anonymous

      I love Douglas Murray. He pulls no punches when it comes to mo’s mad cult.

      Too bad I’m not his type.;)

  • http://twitter.com/tonykeywest Anthony Capo

    I dont care how many countrys band together.  Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a false religion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Avaloan-Gryphes/100003551438016 Avaloan Gryphes

    The Dark age is coming back.

  • Avaloan Anvar

    this seems like a good thing