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Friday, March 27, 2009

UN 'Human Rights Council' urges laws to ban criticism of religion Islam

The 47-member UN 'Human Rights Council' has passed a resolution urging the passage of laws against criticizing religion Islam.
A simple majority of 23 members of the 47-nation Human Rights Council voted in favor of the resolution. Eleven nations, mostly Western, opposed the resolution, and 13 countries abstained.

The resolution urges states to provide "protection against acts of hatred, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general."

"Defamation of religions is the cause that leads to incitement to hatred, discrimination and violence toward their followers," Pakistan's ambassador Zamir Akram said.

"It is important to deal with the cause, rather than with the effects alone," he said.
But no, this isn't really about criticizing religion. It's about criticizing Islam.
Muslim nations have argued that religions, in particular Islam, must be shielded from criticism in the media and other areas of public life. They cited cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad as an example of unacceptable free speech.

"Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism," the resolution said.
Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all (or nearly all) terrorists are Muslims.

What an upside-down world we live in....


At 1:44 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

This is the same UN "Human Rights Council" that has censured Israel a record 32 times since its creation a couple of years ago. You could be forgiven for thinking the worst human rights offender on earth in Israel. The truth of course is the exact opposite. But who expects a world body filled with countries that violate the human rights of their own people daily with impunity to investigate them?


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