The United States is about to be tried. At stake are the very freedoms that we all hold so dear. On March 27, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to adopt resolution 7/19 on "Combating defamation of religions." In one of the most Orwellian resolutions ever passed, this so-called "Human Rights Council" condemns Islamophobia," which includes any, "attempts to identify Islam with terrorism, violence and human rights violations."
Think about this for a moment. Suppose that I tell you that according to sacred Islamic tradition, Muhammad himself stated that those who leave Islam should be punished by execution. And suppose that I also point out that all four of the orthodox Sunni schools of Islamic jurisprudence as well as the Shiites interpret Muhammad's statements to mean that death is the appropriate punishment for leaving Islam. According to this resolution, I should be arrested and tried for a "criminal" act. Free speech anyone?
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Hear no evil, see no evil
Words of Warning to the West by Joel Richardson. Why am I not surprised this is the United Nations. What about Ameriphobia? Or Christianophobia? Or repeat-of-Rowandaphobia or repeat-of-Kosovophobia?