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UN, Saudis pushing for “Global Blasphemy Law”

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UN, Saudis Conspire to Stifle Free Speech – Islamist Watch Blog

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.

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  1. […] UN, Saudis pushing for “Global Blasphemy Law” – Blogging for a free world 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. […]

  2. This has been in the works for a while – and I have been screaming about it – but nobody seems to care!!!!

    The whole thing stinks!!!

    I think we should all form, and legally register, a new religion: the tennets would not prevent anyone from belongning to any other religion, but so long as: one is able to criticize every other religion and halal meat would be forbidden (on the whole cruelty to animals basis…).

    xanthippa

    November 22, 2008 at 9:19 pm


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