Skip to comments.U.N. Proposal to Criminalize “Defamation of Islam”
Posted on 03/14/2009 8:15:05 AM PDT by dvan
U.N. Proposal to Criminalize Defamation of Islam
From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Thu, 2009-03-12 12:54
A quote from UN Watch, UN Watch, a human rights monitoring organization based in Geneva, denounced a new U.N. resolution circulated today by Islamic states that would define any questioning of Islamic dogma as a human rights violation, [ ]
UN Watch obtained a copy of the Pakistani-authored proposal after it was distributed today among Geneva diplomats attending the current session of the UN Human Rights Council. Entitled "Combating defamation of religions," it mentions only Islam. [ ]
This is an Orwellian text that distorts the meaning of human rights, free speech, and religious freedom, and marks a giant step backwards for liberty and democracy worldwide, said [UN Watch executive director Hillel] Neuer.
The first to suffer will be moderate Muslims in the countries that are behind this resolution, like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan, where state-sanctioned blasphemy laws stifle religious freedom and outlaw conversions from Islam to other faiths, said Neuer.
Next to suffer from this U.N.-sanctioned McCarthyism will be writers and journalists in the democratic West, with the resolution targeting the media for the deliberate stereotyping of religions, their adherents and sacred persons.
Ultimately, the very notion of individual human rights is at stake, because the sponsors of this resolution seek not to protect individuals from harm, but rather to shield a specific set of beliefs from any question, debate, or critical inquiry, said Neuer;The very term defamation of religion is a distortion. The legal concept of defamation protects the reputations of individuals, not beliefs
Bit it’s OK to defame Christianity??????
Can the UN discern the fine distinction between defaming Islam and defining Islam?
Defining islam is defaming islam. They are damned by the truth.
One person's faith is another's heresy or blasphemy.
Only in a world of one state religion would such a law make any sense.
The islamists seek to use the UN to impose their will;and why not?The UN has been the tool of totalitarians since its founding.
Is the defamatory enough?
How do you enforce a law that is entirely premised on cowardice? In His wisdom, God makes fools say foolish things.
How exactly does one defame, slander or libel the moronic, delusional, miasma of the sewer-born, hateful spewings of a drunken, murderous, child-molesting spawn of a pig as practiced by women-hating, pathological losers who as a group have accomplished nothing of positive note in a thousand years and likely wont for at least another thousand years?
Yes! We really need to pay our ‘fair share’ to the U.N. so they can continue to operate in the United States and screw us!
In “islamic countries,” islam itself IS a human rights violation!
Without mentioning pedophilia, female genital mutilation and "honor killings", that's practically a whitewash job. Not nearly defamatory enough... give 'em both barrels (figuratively, of course - though literally... just as good).
My guess is the UN thought of this a couple days before it occured to Hussein!
Lol....the same way you negotiate with someone who wants to kill you?
This is the last straw. Making the world safe for terrorists and terrorism. If this isnt enough of a reason to kick the UN out of our country and to withdraw from that organization and use that finding for our own people then I dont know what is.
If I had my way, the junk building(that we pay for and protect) these dolts are sitting in would be sinking into the East river slime by now.
“organization based in Geneva”
isn’t it insane the things from which credibility is derived
Muslims are barbarians. There I said it. Come get me.
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