The UN’s Jihad Against Free Speech
April 7, 2009 10:12pm CST
In a crushing blow to the freedom of speech worldwide, the United Nations Human Rights Council last Thursday approved a resolution calling upon member states to provide legal “protection against acts of hatred, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general.” While the resolution speaks of religion in general, the proposal came from Pakistan and had the backing of the powerful 57-government Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the UN’s largest voting bloc – so it was clear that Islam was the only religion the drafters of the resolution had in mind. This is underscored by the fact that Muslim states have worked energetically to make “Islamophobia” the focus of Durban II -- the UN’s upcoming second World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. A draft declaration declares that “defamation of Islam” should be a criminal offense, even when it takes place under the “pretext” of “freedom of expression, counter terrorism or national security.” In other words, if the OIC and the drafters of the Durban declaration get their way, any honest examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to make recruits will be illegal. So not only does this herald the death of free speech, but it also leaves us mute and defenseless before the advancing global jihad. Islam is a religion of peace, we are told. And anyone who argues otherwise better watch out – if the UN, with which Obama wants to work so closely, gets its way, he may soon face legal action. By Robert Spencer http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=360D2C52-C43C-4B44-A0A3-AA052E0B216C So they can call Jews and Christians "Pigs and Dogs" and whatever they want for that matter, but no one can say anything against Islam?
• United States
8 Apr 09
This is just another form of the Fascism that Islam and the liberals so lovingly embrace. Since they cannot win hearts and minds with an honest and open discussion and well merited opposition, then they will try to silence any opposition. The Islamofascists have chosen to deny the right to free speech, and the liberals want to do the same by use of the Fairness Doctrine. In many ways, the Muslims and the liberals share the same goals. There is a book that explains this phenomenon, the title is United in Hate.
• United States
9 Apr 09
Cooler... I daresay I know a hell of a lot more about that word and what it means then you would like for me to. Fascism is an accurate description of what is being attempted by the OIC to try to silence any one who would speak the truth about Islam. I suggest you take it and like it.
• United States
11 Apr 09
It seems that a false religion that backbites its own beliefs, doctrines, and lore would benefit from a UN decree that you couldn't say anything bad about it. I'm not saying anything, just that ONLY A RELIGION OF COWARDS WOULD HIDE BEHIND A UNITED NATIONS DECREE.