Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The death of free speech at the U.N.

In FrontPage today, Robert Spencer argues that "Free Speech dies at the U.N.:

The war against free speech is advancing rapidly: Associated Press reported Thursday that “Muslim countries have won a battle to prevent Islam from being criticised during debates by the UN Human Rights Council.”Council President Doru-Romulus Costea explained that religious issues can be “very complex, very sensitive and very intense…This council is not prepared to discuss religious matters in depth, consequently we should not do it.” Henceforth only religious scholars would be permitted to broach them.

“While Costea’s ban applies to all religions,” AP explained, “it was prompted by Muslim countries complaining about references to Islam.” The ban came after a heated session on Monday, when the representative of the Association for World Education (AWE), in a joint statement with the International Humanist and Ethical Union, denounced female genital mutilation, the penalty of stoning for adultery and child marriage as sanctioned by Islamic law.

And yet, millions of Americans still support dumping millions of American tax dollars into the U.N. cesspool!

1 comment:

jazzycat said...

Dennis,
I hate to disagree with you, but you would have to clean the UN up quite a bit before it would be as clean as a cesspool!