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UN conspiracy to criminalize non islamic opinion

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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 11:38 AM

Don't Say a Word

A U.N. resolution seeks to criminalize opinions that differ with the Islamic faith.
By Christopher Hitchens

The Muslim religion makes unusually large claims for itself. All religions do this, of course, in that they claim to know and to be able to interpret the wishes of a supreme being. But Islam affirms itself as the last and final revelation of God's word, the consummation of all the mere glimpses of the truth vouchsafed to all the foregoing faiths, available by way of the unimprovable, immaculate text of "the recitation," or Quran.

Ifthere sometimes seems to be something implicitly absolutist or even totalitarian in such a claim, it may result not from a fundamentalist reading of the holy book but from the religion itself. And it is the so-called mainstream Muslims, grouped in the Organization of the Islamic Conference, who are now "demanding" through the agency of the United Nations that Islam not only be allowed to make absolutist claims but that it also be officially shielded from any criticism of itself.

Though it is written tongue-in-cheek in the language of human rights and of opposition to discrimination, the nonbinding U.N. Resolution 62/154, on "Combating defamation of religions," actually seeks to extend protection not to humans but to opinions and to ideas, granting only the latter immunity from being "offended." The preamble is jam-packed with hypocrisies that are hardly even laughable, as in this delicious paragraph, stating that the U.N. General Assembly....

Isn't it a very dangerous precedent to set if the UN enacts a law which criminalizes people who have 'differing opinions' to that of other religious groups/cults/sects?

Why are some people just so terrified of objective enquiry and free expression?

[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 12:45 PM
The U.N. can try to pass islamofascist resolutions that violate human rights and the U.S. constitution, but they will have no standing in the USA because of the above mentioned Constitution. Yes I know there have been assaults on this amazing document that is the heart of this great nation, but it will prevail.
Thanks for the link. S and F

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 03:17 PM
Well the only reaction in england would be that we would not tolerate this and it would result in very racist behaviour and hatred towards muslims (people who support the islamic faith if that is the one which goes) and i believe they would be drove into the sea like it is said on the italian job as there is no way any englishman would allow this to happen and the same thing will happen with the EU soon when they ban st georges day or something as symbolic as that like them buying and occupying and flying the EU flag in the place that margaret thatcher celebrated her victory (it is still english history and we dont like what the message is even if the majority of us hated her or what happened). There will be anarchy in the UK with the way things are going we will not accept being run by the EU.

That seriously is very weird that i think it will have to be changed or there will be very serious questions being asked by senior politicians.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 03:22 PM
Just another example of why the UN is a joke.

I can see how something like this would be accepted in England and W. Europe, however. England and France are scared of their Muslim populations. Saying the word Paki in England is a hate crime, and a female actress in France was recently charged with a hate crime for writing in her blog about the Muslims destroying France.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 03:49 PM
Okay, I've read it and, like most U.N. resolutions, it has no teeth or method of enforcement.

Here's some of the highlights (

5.Also expresses its deep concern that Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism;

6. Notes with deep concern the intensification of the campaign of defamation of religions and the ethnic and religious profiling of Muslim minorities in the aftermath of the tragic events of 11 September 2001;

7. Recognizes that, in the context of the fight against terrorism and the reaction to counter-terrorism measures, defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred becomes an aggravating factor that contributes to the denial of fundamental rights and freedoms of members of target groups, as well as their economic and social exclusion;

8. Deplores the use of the print, audio-visual and electronic media, including the Internet, and any other means to incite acts of violence, xenophobia or related intolerance and discrimination against Islam or any other religion, as well as targeting of religious symbols;

9. Stresses the need to effectively combat defamation of all religions and incitement to religious hatred, against Islam and Muslims in particular;

10. Emphasizes that everyone has the right to hold opinions without interference and the right to freedom of expression, and that the exercise of these rights carries with it special duties and responsibilities and may therefore be subject to limitations as are provided for by law and are necessary for respect of the rights or reputations of others, protection of national security or of public order, public health or morals and respect for religions and beliefs;

11. Urges States to take action to prohibit the advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence;

Thank God there is no way to enforce this drivel as it would make criticizing a religion, especially Islam, into some sort of a xenophobic hate crime.

posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 04:20 PM
The U.N. is a monster we help create and seeks to consume its creators. We currently have an administration that has no issue with kowtowing with it's desires. I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the U.N. as powerless, but rather in it's teenage years, learning very quickly how to get its way with the world.

posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 06:20 PM
lol sounds like they need to call up tom cruise and instate their own fair game protocals like the scientologists have. oh wait isnt that what a jihad is?

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 01:03 PM
'Hate Law Jihad:
How Hate Laws Make Criminals
of Islam's Critics' :



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posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 03:32 PM

Incredulous UN Bans Criticism of Islam

The Human Rights Council at the United Nations has now banned any criticism regarding Sharia Law and human rights in the Islamic World

According to President Doru Romulus Costea - and following the efforts of delegates from Egypt, Pakistan and Iran - the Council will no longer tolerate criticism of either Sharia or specific fatwas in the name of human rights.

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 04:55 PM

Originally posted by saint4God
The U.N. is a monster we help create and seeks to consume its creators.

Saint4God - this chap makes some good points about the U.N.

[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:10 PM
reply to post by karl 12

Something else is at work here.

Since when did the UN give a rats ass about human rights? They sit around their tables sipping campaign and eating goat cheese, and talk. Lots of talk.

This sounds to me like it is more "divide and conquer" and they are using Islam to do it.

I don't care. It's just a resolution. Bring in UN "peacekeepers" to enforce anything and their pretty blue berets won't protect them, unless they are made out of a hell of a lot of kevlar.

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posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:18 PM
This is a gross misuse of the concept of Human Rights, and they ought to be ashamed.

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