My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, March 26, 2009

UN Human Rights Council adopts Defamation of Religion resolution...

Thankfully, it is non-binding...but the Islamic countries aren't going to stop with this until it is...
A United Nations forum on Thursday passed a resolution condemning "defamation of religion" as a human rights violation, despite wide concerns that it could be used to justify curbs on free speech in Muslim countries.

The U.N. Human Rights Council adopted the non-binding text, proposed by Pakistan on behalf of Islamic states, with a vote of 23 states in favor and 11 against, with 13 abstentions.

Western governments and a broad alliance of activist groups have voiced dismay about the religious defamation text, which adds to recent efforts to broaden the concept of human rights to protect communities of believers rather than individuals.

Pakistan, speaking for the 56-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), said a "delicate balance" had to be struck between freedom of expression and respect for religions.

The resolution said Muslim minorities had faced intolerance, discrimination and acts of violence since the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, including laws and administrative procedures that stigmatize religious followers.

"Defamation of religious is a serious affront to human dignity leading to a restriction on the freedom of their adherents and incitement to religious violence," the adopted text read, adding that "Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism."
Huh? What? Human rights are all about the individual - religions (and in this case an ideology) don't have rights.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear U.N. Human Rights Council,

You fascist bastards . . BLOW ME !

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I call second in line! "Human Rights Council" indeed... let's see them condemn stoning people to death before they start talking about human rights. Bloody hypocrites. Pat Condell's latest podcast is about this specific resolution from the UN and hits the nail on the head - my freedom of speech trumps your freedom to believe nonsense.

10:45 PM  

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