United Nations Dictating What Free Speech Will Be... Speak No Ill Of Islam… Or Else!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 04/04/2009 - 1:51am.

These are truly amazing times we live in. We have our own government seizing businesses and dictating how much people should get paid, if the government doesn't fire them. We have our own government giving the word "spending" a catastrophic new meaning. ~ Bob Parks 

We have our own government acting like fascist thugs, squelching opposition on the floor othe House and Senate, and now we have the United Nations dictating what free speech will be from now on.

In a crushing blow to the freedom of speech worldwide, the United Nations Human Rights Council last Thursday approved a resolution calling upon member states to provide legal "protection against acts of hatred, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general."

In other words….

While the resolution speaks of religion in general, the proposal came from Pakistan and had the backing of the powerful 57-government Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the UN's largest voting bloc - so it was clear that Islam was the only religion the drafters of the resolution had in mind. This is underscored by the fact that Muslim states have worked energetically to make "Islamophobia" the focus of Durban II — the UN's upcoming second World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. A draft declaration declares that "defamation of Islam" should be a criminal offense, even when it takes place under the "pretext" of "freedom of expression, counter terrorism or national security."

In other words, if the OIC and the drafters of the Durban declaration get their way, any honest examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to make recruits will be illegal. So not only does this herald the death of free speech, but it also leaves us mute and defenseless before the advancing global jihad.

The ramifications here in America are unclear, but if I were to write something that was critical of murderous thugs who may have just blown up a market, killing dozens of people (and were Muslims), would I be contacted by the United Nations and charged with a crime?

Would the United States, blowing off our First Amendment, attempt to enforce this new rule?

Very interesting times indeed.

Bob Parks - April 3, 2009 - source CanadaFreePress

Bob Parks is a is a member/writer of the National Advisory Council of Project 21, Senior Writer for the New Media Journal, VP of Marketing and Media Relations for the New Media Alliance. Bob's websites are Black & Right and youtube.com/BlackAndRight  Bob can be reached at: blackandright@gmail.com

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 04/04/2009 - 1:51am.