UN, Saudis pushing for “Global Blasphemy Law”
United Nations General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann (former Sandinista foreign minister and recipient of the International Lenin Peace Prize) said on Tuesday [November 11] that the world body should ban defamation of all religions and disagreed that such a move would impinge upon freedom of speech.
“Yes, I believe that defamation of religion should be banned,” he said in response to a question at a press conference to highlight the interfaith conference at the UN headquarters. No one should try to defame Islam or any other religion, he said, adding: “We should respect all religions.”
The problem is that:
(…) there is a thinly veiled agenda at work here: “a global law to punish blasphemy — a campaign championed by the 56-member Organization of Islamic Conference that puts the rights of religions ahead of individual liberties.”
(…) last week’s UN get-together’s document goes on to emphasize the “special duties and responsibilities necessary
for the respect of the rights or reputations of others, protection of
national security or of public order, or of public health and morals.”
Again they are pushing for the global blasphemy law.
- Muslims Against Sharia Blog Writes about OIC resolution against “Defamation of Religions”.
- Report of Arrakis: Defamation of Religion Document Rejected by UN.
- Nasser Khader calls on Denmark to condemn Islamism at Durban II.
- More on the UN resolutions on the “defamation of religions”.
- Durban II: anti-Western and anti-Semitic feelings á la carte.
- UNHRC advises Britain.
- Petition against the UN resolutions about the “defamations of religions”.