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Obama’s Blasphemy Law…to Protect Islam

Posted by FactReal on September 27, 2012

The Obama administration pushed for the global “Anti-Blasphemy” laws (UN Resolution 16/18) which seeks to limit free speech and to outlaw any scrutiny of Islam. The Obama administration cooperated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a confederacy of 56 Muslim states, whose real agenda is to criminalize criticisms of Islam and to impose Sharia law.

“Every year since 1999 the OIC has steered through the U.N.’s human rights apparatus a resolution condemning the “defamation of religion,” which for the bloc of 56 Muslim states covered incidents ranging from satirizing Mohammed in a newspaper cartoon to criticism of shari’a and post-9/11 security check profiling,” CNSNews reported.

Their ruse for now is that the resolution is against “religious intolerance,” but do you think that 56 Muslim states will work so hard to defend Jews and Christians?

At the White House, Obama and Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a confederacy of 56 Muslim states, pushing for global blasphemy laws. (April 2011)

Via CNSNews:

For more than a decade, the OIC has been calling for the outlawing of “religious defamation,” pushing through resolutions at the U.N. General Assembly and human rights bodies each year.

Western democracies opposed the move, until last year the Obama administration and OIC co-sponsored a compromise resolution condemning stigmatization based on religion but differing from the earlier “defamation” measures by not calling for legal restrictions – except in the specific case of religion-based “incitement to imminent violence.”

Via Forbes:

Resolution 16/18 seeks to limit speech that is viewed as “discriminatory” or which involves the “defamation of religion” – specifically that which can be viewed as “incitement to imminent violence.” […]

What opponents (rightly) find distressing are calls to adopt “measures to criminalize incitement to imminent violence based on religion or belief.” […]

…[T]he resolution does nothing to prevent the continued use of anti-Jewish materials in the schools of Saudi Arabia… or the ongoing persecution of Jews and Christians in numerous Muslim countries. […]

[B]y agreeing to curb speech that could lead to “imminent violence,” we in essence accept the blame for any terrorist acts against America (and the West). We agreed not to provoke, after all.

Via Human Events:

This concept of global “blasphemy laws,” to which the Obama Administration is very obviously not hostile, is a long-cherished goal of Islamic supremacists. It is also Constitutional sacrilege. The version supported by this President and his people contains a few rhetorical flourishes toward freedom of speech…

But once the principle of free speech is compromised in this way, everything that follows is merely haggling over the price of liberty…and angry mobs ready to murder and pillage over perceived offenses will always be more aggressive negotiators than thin-blooded bureaucrats, whose superiors worry primarily about getting through the next news cycle with their approval ratings intact. We are watching religion being used “as an excuse to stifle freedom of expression,” with the cooperation of the Obama Administration, right before our eyes.

Via Heritage Foundation:

As recently as December 19, 2011, the U.S. voted for and was instrumental in passing ‘U.N. Resolution 16/18’ against ‘religious intolerance,’ ‘condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion.’ While this may sound innocuous, it was the latest incarnation of a highly controversial ‘anti-blasphemy’ resolution that has been pushed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the United Nations since 1999.”

Via NewsBusters:

Patrick Goodenough of our sister organization CNS News wrote back in December of 2011, that “the resolution, an initiative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is based on one passed by the U.N.’s Human Rights Council in Geneva last spring [of 2011]. The State Department last week hosted a meeting to discuss ways of ‘implementing’ it.”  After all, “U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 was negotiated between the Obama Administration and Egypt, a prominent member of the Saudi-championed Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).”

Via CNSNews:

Several meetings have been held since then to discuss ways to “implement” resolution 16/18…[I]n Istanbul in July last year…Secretary of State Hillary Clinton..told the gathering effective ways to counter speech that upset religious adherents would include “interfaith education, antidiscrimination laws, and the use of “some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming.”

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