Thursday, March 12, 2009

Islam takes over UN

The charade that began as an innocuous sounding measure to counter "defamation of religions" is ending on being Islam specific.
A new U.N. resolution circulated today by Islamic
states would define any questioning of Islamic dogma as a human rights
violation, intimidate dissenting voices, and encourage the forced
imposition of Sharia law.
UN Watch obtained a copy of the Pakistani-authored
after it was distributed today among Geneva diplomats
attending the current session of the UN Human Rights Council. Entitled
"Combating defamation of religions,"
it mentions only

While non-binding, the resolution constitutes a
dangerous threat to free speech everywhere.
It would ban any perceived
offense to Islamic sensitivities as a "serious affront to human
dignity" and a violation of religious freedom, and would pressure U.N.
member states -- at the "local, national, regional and international levels" --
to erode free speech guarantees in their "legal and constitutional systems."
Link] (Emphasis added)
So, how does this resolution concern human rights, when religion is a belief, remains unexplained. It gets very tricky when dealing with defamation to religion -
The law on defamation protects the reputations of
individuals, not beliefs. It also requires an examination of the truth
or falsity of the challenged remarks
-- a determination that no one,
especially not the UN, is capable of undertaking concerning any religion.
Link] (Emphasis added)
Ask any Mullah and he will tell you Koran is the ultimate truth. Objective criticism of Islam now is well nigh impossible.
Follow the link and read it in full. It also carries the draft of the UNHRC resolution on the matter. It does not seem to occur to the UNHRC that in adopting this resolution, it is trampling on the human rights it proclaims to protect. India should get out of the UN, now.

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