Yet again, an institution revered by the American Left, has voted to restrict free speech and further erode the human rights that liberal (small “l”) democracies are supposed to cherish and protect.
GENEVA (AP) – Islamic countries pushed through a resolution at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday urging a global prohibition on the public defamation of religion—a response largely to the furor last year over caricatures published in a Danish newspaper of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
The statement proposed by the Organization of Islamic Conference addressed what it called a “campaign” against Muslim minorities and the Islamic religion around the world since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
The resolution, which was opposed by a number of other non-Muslim countries, “expresses deep concern at attempts to identify Islam with terrorism, violence and human rights violations.”
It makes no mention of any other religion besides Islam, but urges countries “to take resolute action to prohibit the dissemination of racist and xenophobic ideas and material aimed at any religion or its followers that constitute incitement and religious hatred, hostility, or violence.”
I’m sure there will be no demonstrations in the streets over this UN mandate by those who use their First Amendment to denegrate our President and our Armed Forces at the drop of a hat.
Will you be upset when the Leftist Thought Police on knocking on YOUR door to take more of your freedoms away?