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    U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resulution That Usurps Right of Free Speech

    UN rights council passes Islamic resolution on religious defamation


    The top U.N. rights body on Thursday passed a resolution proposed by Islamic countries saying it is deeply concerned about the defamation of religions and urging governments to prohibit it.

    The European Union said the text was one-sided because it primarily focused on Islam.

    The U.N. Human Rights Council, which is dominated by Arab and other Muslim countries, adopted the resolution on a 21-10 vote over the opposition of Europe and Canada.

    EU countries, including France, Germany and Britain, voted against. Previously EU diplomats had said they wanted to stop the growing worldwide trend of using religious anti-defamation laws to limit free speech.

    The document, which was put forward by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, "expresses deep concern at attempts to identify Islam with terrorism, violence and human rights violations."

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    Although the text refers frequently to protecting all religions, the only religion specified as being attacked is Islam, to which eight paragraphs refer.

    The resolution "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 Sept. 11, 2001."

    The EU said, "International human rights law protects primarily individuals in their exercise of their freedom of religion or belief, not religions or beliefs as such."

    Speaking for the EU, Slovenian Ambassador Andrej Logar said the 27-nation body was committed to tolerance, nondiscrimination and freedom of religion. But instead of a one-sided approach, it would be better to engage in dialogue with mutual respect.

    The resolution "urges states to take actions to prohibit the dissemination ... of racist and xenophobic ideas" and material that would incite to religious hatred. It also urges states to adopt laws that would protect against hatred and discrimination stemming from religious defamation.

    Saudi Arabia said, "Maybe Islam is one of the most obvious victims of aggressions under the pretext of freedom of expression."
    Gee, let's all terminate the free expression of ideas, folks. It might hurt Allah's feelings.

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    Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resulution That Usurps Right of Free Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Gee, let's all terminate the free expression of ideas, folks. It might hurt Allah's feelings.
    I'm certainly not in favor of this for any religion.

    In the U.S. Scientology is considered a religion and it is nothing of the sort.
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    Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resulution That Usurps Right of Free Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm certainly not in favor of this for any religion.

    In the U.S. Scientology is considered a religion and it is nothing of the sort.
    If you can't take the heat stay out of the kitchen.
    Islam wants to get into your kitchen to make sure you don't put bacon on those potato skins, and that you're not cooking with alcohol.

    They also want to make sure that you wife's hijab is tied on securely and that her burka goes all the way down, a full twelve inches past her feet.

    The big question isn't the UN, but what's our madrassas trained president from Kenya going to say about this?

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    Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resulution That Usurps Right of Free Speech

    I think the U.N. should pass a resolution that no one in any nation may burn the American flag.


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    Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resulution That Usurps Right of Free Speech

    It is a worthless resolution, it does n othing more than URGE countries to do something, not order countries to do it.

    There are lots of resolutions that urge countries to do things, but it doesn't force them to.

    This is nothing more than PC rhetoric that noone has to follow.

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    Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resulution That Usurps Right of Free Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Gee, let's all terminate the free expression of ideas, folks. It might hurt Allah's feelings.
    Let's see, since flying planes into our buildings they:

    Set off bombs in Bali, London, Madrid, Istanbul to name a few places... We hear no outrage.
    Cut off the head of Daniel Pearl, and then add others. We hear no outrage.
    Drag burned Americans and then hang them from a bridge. We hear no outrage.
    Strike from Mosques, schools, and hospitals. We hear no outrage.
    Bomb markets. We hear no outrage.
    Rocket Israel from Lebanon and Gaza. We hear no outrage.
    Iran calls for Israel to be exterminated. We hear no outrage.

    We draw cartoons accurately reflecting the situation... then there is outrage.

    I don't see how Democrats can be against such a Resolution.
    It sounds like something Pelosi and Frank would write; take out Muslim and insert gay... voila.

    The top U.N. rights body on Thursday passed a resolution proposed by Gays saying it is deeply concerned about the defamation of Gays and urging governments to prohibit it.

    The European Union said the text was (not) one-sided because it primarily focused on Gays .

    The U.N. Human Rights Council, which is dominated by Gay sympathizers , adopted the resolution on a 21-10 vote..

    EU countries, including France, Germany and Britain, voted for. Previously EU diplomats had said they wanted to stop the growing worldwide trend of using Gay laws to limit free speech.

    The document, which was put forward by the Organization of the Gay Conference, "expresses deep concern at Gays subject to terrorism, violence and human rights violations."

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    Although the text refers frequently to protecting all Gays, to which eight paragraphs refer.

    The resolution "notes with deep concern the intensification of the campaign of defamation of Gays.

    The EU said, "International human rights law protects primarily individuals in their exercise of their freedom of religion or belief, not religions or beliefs as such."

    Speaking for the EU, Slovenian Ambassador Andrej Logar said the 27-nation body was committed to tolerance, nondiscrimination and freedom of Gays . But instead of a one-sided approach, it would be better to engage in dialogue with mutual respect.

    The resolution "urges states to take actions to prohibit the dissemination ... of material that would incite to Gay hatred. It also urges states to adopt laws that would protect against hatred and discrimination stemming from Gay defamation.

    Saudi Arabia said, "Maybe Gays are one of the most obvious victims of aggressions under the pretext of freedom of expression."
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    Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resulution That Usurps Right of Free Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Gee, let's all terminate the free expression of ideas, folks. It might hurt Allah's feelings.
    What a bunch of ****bags.

    May they all rot in hell.

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    Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resulution That Usurps Right of Free Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Gee, let's all terminate the free expression of ideas, folks. It might hurt Allah's feelings.
    I'm in favor of a motion that urgues nations to tell the people who passed the motion we're discussing to **** off.

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    Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resulution That Usurps Right of Free Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Gee, let's all terminate the free expression of ideas, folks. It might hurt Allah's feelings.
    No worries. This posturing has absolutely NO legal effect whatsoever unless states alter their practice to allow it to do so.
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    Re: U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resulution That Usurps Right of Free Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Islam wants to get into your kitchen to make sure you don't put bacon on those potato skins, and that you're not cooking with alcohol.

    They also want to make sure that you wife's hijab is tied on securely and that her burka goes all the way down, a full twelve inches past her feet.

    The big question isn't the UN, but what's our madrassas trained president from Kenya going to say about this?
    YOu were doing ok until you made that idiotic final statement.
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