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    Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    What do you think? The whole idea offends my concept of free speech. Should blasphemy be grouped as hate speech?

    GENEVA Four years after cartoons of the prophet Muhammad set off violent protests across the Muslim world, Islamic nations are mounting a campaign for an international treaty to protect religious symbols and beliefs from mockery essentially a ban on blasphemy that would put them on a collision course with free speech laws in the West.

    Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Algeria and Pakistan have taken the lead in lobbying to eventually bring the proposal to a vote in the U.N. General Assembly.

    If ratified in countries that enshrine freedom of expression as a fundamental right, such a treaty would require them to limit free speech if it risks seriously offending religious believers. The process, though, will take years and no showdown is imminent.

    The proposal faces stiff resistance from Western countries, including the United States, which in the past has brushed aside other U.N. treaties, such as one on the protection of migrant workers.

    Experts say the bid stands some chance of eventual success if Muslim countries persist. And whatever the outcome, the campaign risks reigniting tensions between Muslims and the West that President Barack Obama has pledged to heal, reviving fears of a "clash of civilizations."

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What do you think? The whole idea offends my concept of free speech. Should blasphemy be grouped as hate speech?
    Send 'em a nice nuke as a reply

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Send 'em a nice nuke as a reply
    That would teach them not to get out of line...

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Neither blasphemy nor hate speech should be outlawed by civilized nations. It is sufficient for protestors to be smacked down hard whenever they step out of line.

    My country can't even keep its own government from funding blasphemy. I'd like to see what would happen if they even tried to outlaw it.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Neither blasphemy nor hate speech should be outlawed by civilized nations. It is sufficient for protestors to be smacked down hard whenever they step out of line.

    My country can't even keep its own government from funding blasphemy. I'd like to see what would happen if they even tried to outlaw it.
    Blasphemy is a meaningless term.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    Blasphemy is a meaningless term.
    Obviously not. In some countries, it even has a legal definition.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    It took a minute to find the story with any link to it and all, but I wanted to see of the ACLU had volunteered to fight against the ban because they like to do anything they can to fight against anyone's religion. No wait I was wrong they might help the Islamic bunch because they are Anti-Christian too.
    Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News - FOXNews.com

    Islamic Blasphemy definitions
    1. Use of the term Rag Head in describing anyone from an Arab Country

    2. Calling a Muslim Police officer a Pig

    3. Use of the term Camel Jockey in describing anyone from an Arab Country unless you are watching a Camel race.

    4. Use of the phrase "Now she knows how to fill out a Burka" in describing a Muslim woman."

    5. Describing what you are going to do after fasting for Ramadan as "PIGGING OUT"

    Under Sharia law
    1. If you steal you will have your hand cut off.

    2 If you lie you will have your tongue cut off.

    3. If you commit adultery you will have your, well let's just say you don't want to commit adultery under Sharia law.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What do you think? The whole idea offends my concept of free speech. Should blasphemy be grouped as hate speech?
    Screw them. They can live with the ridicule they brought on themselves.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    It took a minute to find the story with any link to it and all, but I wanted to see of the ACLU had volunteered to fight against the ban because they like to do anything they can to fight against anyone's religion. No wait I was wrong they might help the Islamic bunch because they are Anti-Christian too.
    Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News - FOXNews.com

    Islamic Blasphemy definitions
    1. Use of the term Rag Head in describing anyone from an Arab Country

    2. Calling a Muslim Police officer a Pig

    3. Use of the term Camel Jockey in describing anyone from an Arab Country unless you are watching a Camel race.

    4. Use of the phrase "Now she knows how to fill out a Burka" in describing a Muslim woman."

    5. Describing what you are going to do after fasting for Ramadan as "PIGGING OUT"

    Under Sharia law
    1. If you steal you will have your hand cut off.

    2 If you lie you will have your tongue cut off.

    3. If you commit adultery you will have your, well let's just say you don't want to commit adultery under Sharia law.
    Sharia law is outdated bull**** that needs to be universally canceled.

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    Re: Muslim Nations Seeking International Blasphemy Ban

    No people need to grow a spine.
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