GayandRight

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 (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Muslims step up efforts to ban blasphemy.....

This is a very dangerous road to travel on...
Islamic nations are mounting a campaign for an international treaty to protect religious symbols and beliefs from mockery — essentially, a ban on blasphemy.

Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Algeria and Pakistan have taken the lead in lobbying to bring the matter to a vote in the U.N. General Assembly.

Such a ban would face great resistance in Western nations that enshrine freedom of expression as a fundamental right.

The countries that form the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference are currently lobbying a Geneva-based U.N. committee to accept its plan, a first step for it to eventually be put before the General Assembly.

If that occurs, Muslim countries and their allies in the developing world would stand a decent chance of mustering the simple majority needed in the General Assembly to adopt such a treaty.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If that occurs, Muslim countries and their allies in the developing world would stand a decent chance of mustering the simple majority needed in the General Assembly to adopt such a treaty."
If that occurs, it's time for the West to distance it's self from the U.N. The U.N. will become the next League of Nations.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The West should have "distanced "itself from the "Useless Notions" (not a typo) many years ago.

Rob C

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Philanthropist said...

The truth about Islam is an insult according to Muslims. Banning blasphemy would be like having liberals in charge of the media not allowing any criticism of their sacred cows, oh wait, we're 90% of the way there, never mind....

5:50 PM  
Anonymous DoorHold said...

How, historically speaking, did we manage to get to the point where Christians tolerate, to a great degree, non-Christians?

Many of the original European settlers in what would become the United States were escaping religious persecution, and it wasn't Muslims persecuting them.

There are many examples, throughout history, where Christians were this intolerant of non-believers. So, do we have to wait a couple of centuries before Muslims "tolerate" non-Muslims?

12:52 PM  

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