Saturday, April 4, 2009

I have the right to criticize anything!

From Monkey in the Middle:

On Thursday the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution banning all criticism of religion. To be exact. It actually means Islam.
U.N. body adopts resolution on religious defamation

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....

Go here to read the rest of this harbinger of things to come!

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