Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Free Speech Dead At UN, and UK? How Soon, the USA?


Two important items, about the continuing Islamic jihad against free speech.

In the UK, a novelist who writes about love is accused of a "hate crime" for his "despising Islam", when he comes to defend another writer who was accused of "racism" for daring to criticize Islamic hatred and violence.  Both may be prosecuted.

British Novelist Who "Despises Islamism" May Face Hate Crime Charges
http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/MattPurple/2008/06/25/british_novelist_who_despises_islamism_may_face_hate_crime_charges

So today, if you dare to say factual things about Islamic violence and hatred, and Muslims who go along with Islamic agendas, then you are a "racist" who is engaged in "thought crimes", or a "hate crime".   Down is up, and Up is down.   But if you are a Muslim radical, you beat your multiple wives, advocate suicide bombing, stoning of adulterous women, hanging of homosexuals, and female genital mutilation, if you praise Osama Bin Ladin and damn the Jews, spew whatever kind of filthy lie about the West you can concoct, encourage mass-murder, sedition and treason, the only thing that happens is the government will double your welfare payments, and offer you a cushy seat on the local city council.  After all, we can't allow our Muslims to be "oppressed", by living up to the standards everyone else is forced to live by.  Or to allow their poor little ears to hear any criticism.

A war of words on similar issues is now taking place within the UN, where NGOs fighting against female genital mutilation and stoning are being silenced by... guess who?  Yes, the Muslim nations are claiming NGOs cannot criticize their "religion"... and the rest of the UN is going along with it.  In the UN Human Rights Commission, no less, today criticism of Islamic values and behavior is henceforth Verboten!   Now, if Hiter were alive today, he could deflect criticism of mass murder in the death camps by simply declaring "those criticisms are an offense against the Germanic religion!"   What a neat trick.   The Muslims win another round in the global conflict, while our politicians chew coca and soma, playing their violins while the social arsonists stockpile gasoline and fuses.  And like Max Frisch's hapless Biedermann (see "The Firebugs"), we will supply them with the matches....

The indefatigable Robert Spencer gives a report:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=79F671A7-DE83-4F6C-A219-B12076BA3AD3

Free Speech Dies at the UN
 
By Robert Spencer
FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The war against free speech is advancing rapidly: Associated Press reported Thursday that "Muslim countries have won a battle to prevent Islam from being criticised during debates by the UN Human Rights Council." Council President Doru-Romulus Costea explained that religious issues can be "very complex, very sensitive and very intenseĀŠThis council is not prepared to discuss religious matters in depth, consequently we should not do it." Henceforth only religious scholars would be permitted to broach them.

"While Costea's ban applies to all religions," AP explained, "it was prompted by Muslim countries complaining about references to Islam." The ban came after a heated session on Monday, when the representative of the Association for World Education (AWE), in a joint statement with the International Humanist and Ethical Union, denounced female genital mutilation, the penalty of stoning for adultery and child marriage as sanctioned by Islamic law. Egypt, Pakistan and Iran angrily protested, interrupting the AWE speaker, David Littman, with no less than 16 points of order, and succeeding in getting the Council's proceedings suspended for over half an hour. In the course of this contentious discussion, the representatives from the Islamic countries made numerous revealing statements - statements that are well worth examining as Islamic nations and organizations call with increasing insistence for restrictions on free speech in the West. ....

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Read the whole article at the above weblink.

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