Tuesday, January 10, 2012

More Efforts to Suppress Criticism of Islam


The EU has offered to be the next host for the ongoing Istanbul Process conferences. These are intended to create an environment where criticism of, for example, "recognized religions" is effectively prohibited, Those who are behind these efforts plan to use the UN resolution described below as their vehicle to have cristicsim of Islam legally defined to fall under 'hate speech' laws in Western Europe (already accomplished) and hopefully the US and remainder of the West.

Note that somehow the Koran, which in and of itself is a tremendous source of hate speech against Jews, Christians, and others, is apparently never on the table for discussion when this subject is brought up.

The following is a quote from the Stonegate article for which a link is provided on top:
But the OIC has now redoubled its efforts and is engaged in a determined diplomatic offensive to persuade Western democracies to implement United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) Resolution 16/18, which calls on all countries to combat "intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of … religion and belief." (Analysis of the OIC's war on free speech can be found here and here.)
Resolution 16/18, which was adopted at HRC headquarters in Geneva in March 2011, is widely viewed as a significant step forward in OIC efforts to advance the international legal concept of defaming Islam.
As I noted in an earlier post (October 21, 2011), Obama's Department of Justice hosted a number of Muslim groups that petitioned the US to consider enacting legislation to essentially whittle away at our First Amendment rights. Speaking factually of Islam, let alone exaggerating or lying about it, is more than enough to make that institution look very bad. Muslims who want to go about pretending to belong to a group based on peace-loving and tolerant principles have little choice but to try to get everyone else to shut up if they don't want their houses of cards to be knocked down by the rigorous scholarship of, say, reading of or bringing attention to lines in the Koran.

A number of people in Western Europe have been prosecuted for criminal charges for violations of hate speech laws simply because they had the gall to make factual statements about Islam. In fact, the courts took pains to note that, for example, Elisabeth Sabaditsch - Wolff's statements about Mohammed's performance of sexual intercourse on his nine year-old wife were determined to be factual, but her conclusion that he was a pedophile had gone too far. A video of an interview with Ms. Sabaditsch-Wolff may be seen on the link below:

Americans have but little choice to ensure that we do not lose our right to free expression. If a shameless, sheep-like, dope from New Hampshire is not only not embarrassed to freely admit that he does not agree with the motto "Live Free or Die" and is consequently allowed to cover up that motto on his license plate, then those who actually do believe that freedom is worth defending have to stand up for our right to live in a free manner.

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