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UN bans all criticism of religiously-motivated behaviours
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Why has this been so hushed up?
UN passed a declaration that says freedom of speech is less important (and inferior to) than any criticism of organized (or otherwise) religions in general, and Islam in particular.

This resolution goes so far as to forbid any criticism of h...
xanthippa
Apr 04, 2008
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Rightly so! Religion, and its practices, is beyond being questioned.


jonjax71
Apr 04, 2008
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Religion of any kind is not a UN issue, good for the UN to ban ALL religious behaviour

 
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Freedom of speech is paramount: it protects us agains abuses, even against abuses in the name of re


frankiej4189
Apr 08, 2008
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Boo Hoo Muslims! If those Islamic governments are so upset about their religion's defamation then they should be working a lot harder than they are in making efforts to have a peaceful middle east. They should make SOME effort in thwarting all of the emerging and current terrorist cells that have been killing each other and innocents for hundreds of years all in the name of Islam. This "Muslim or Die" (which is strikingly similar to the atrocities of the Crusades) attitude has not been prevented on a significant scale by any of the Middle Eastern leaders.

People are entitled to an opinion and people who want to see a better world have a right and a duty to point out things that are unjust. Roman Catholic higher ups have been taking heat for the involvement of child molestation, did the UN pass legislation over protecting Catholics? No and they shouldn't have. It is our right to get angry over things that are wrong and some of the things that the Muslim religion promotes is outright wrong.

 
xanthippa
Apr 04, 2008
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Come on!

There is NO excuse for disregarding human rights: religious or not!!! No end justifies the means!

IF we give up our right to criticize genuine abuses, we give up the only NON-VIOLENT means of self-protection!



 
xanthippa
Apr 04, 2008
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I'm sorry, but THAT is NOT what the UN passed!!!

They passed a resolution that says that freedom of speech MUST be limited so that people are NOT allowed to criticize anything to do with religion!

The aim was to BAN any speech that would POINT OUT human rights abuses - if these were done in the name of a religion!!!

There is another proposal in front of the UN, which aims to 'ban organized religion' - it has not been dealt with yet. I STRONGLY URGE everyone to read that proposal - it is written SO BADLY, and is so EXTREME, that even a person who deplores organized religions as much as I do (and there are very few people like that - and you, Jonjax, are likely one of them! And I respect you for it!), could not possibly support it !!!

This proposal is so extreme, it breaks more human rights than much religious opression. For example, it would make it illegal to SAY, or OWN BOOKS, that MIGHT be seen to promote religious beliefs OR values. And this proposal is purpoted to come from a devoutly Muslim organization....

It is my opinion (and, yes, I could be REALLY misreading it - but I don't think so) that THIS proposal is INTENTIONALLY written in an inflammatory way, and that it's aim is to be REJECTED by the UN. And, in the process, to stir up anti-secular sentiments! Perhaps it would not fool people with free access to information, but in areas where religious organizations filter the news, this proposal would be an IDEAL tool to raise an army of militants to 'protect the faith' from 'these militant secularists'!

To recap: 2 proposals in front of UN. One passed, one still to be considered.

The one that passed says criticizing ANY action or behaviour done in the name of religion is BANNED.

The one that is to be considered is being put forward by an organization that has 'Muslim' in the name, and is filled with hate speech against all forms of religion and its propagation. The wording of this proposition would even make criminal the very existence of the organization that proposed it....and I think THIS one is a provocation...and a very transparent one!

 


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