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UN Votes in Free Speech Hating Resolution

November 25, 2008

un-free-speech-120The United Nations adopted a draft resolution for it’s upcoming Durban II conference that attempts to ban “defamation of religion.  The resolution calls on all nations to make laws that criminalize what they call “defamation of religion”.  The measure was backed by a coalition of Islamic nations lead by Saudi Arabia as well as Belarus and Venezuela.

Hilel Neuer of UN Watch, a Geneva based human rights organization, said:

“These resolutions legitimize the criminalization of free speech in countries like Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.”

Moreover this will silence human rights activists the world over.  There are may societies, like that of Saudi Arabia, that oppress their people in heinous ways based on their religious convictions.  In Saudi Arabia, based on Islamic law, a woman who reports a rape can be stoned to death for adultery.  The UN just passed a resolution that would make saying that such a law is wrong a crime.  To protect theocracies against harsh words they’re trying to silence the freedom of speech and conscience of the entire world.

[Europe News]