Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The end of free speech is nigh and we do nothing

I have written about the OIC and their threat to free speech by way of the UN and the "Religious Intolerance Resolution" many times, pointing out the direct threat to not just all religions but how specifically it will protect Islam from any analysis or criticisms.  No other religion wants, or has asked for a UN resolution to protect their rights, only Islam.  The OIC has been at this for years, and now it appears their dream of muzzling any and all talk about Islam is about to come to fruition.

We are doomed if the nexus occurs, there will be nothing standing in the way of Islam expanding more swiftly.  With laws in place making it a crime to say (or write) anything which can insult Islam or Muslims, we straight-jacket any rational response to jihad or sharia.  Who will be the arbiter of what is an insult or slight?  Of course it will be the Muslim, they will decide what insults them and what doesn't, and act accordingly.  You and I will be walking on egg-shells all the time, afraid to say anything around a Muslim, fearing that even a simple greeting might bring about the thought police to ask why we are speaking harshly about that poor Muslim.

No, not me.  No sir, I will not kowtow to the Gods of political correctness and watch what I say.  If I have questions, or wish to make a comment about anything I want, I will.  There will be no bowing to the East, no praying I say the right things so as to not offend.  No sir, there will be no capitulation here, and they can try to jail me but I say go ahead; give it your best shot.

The death of free speech will not go gently into that good-night.

From CNSNews December 20 by Patrick Goodenough

U.N. Adopts ‘Religious Intolerance’ Resolution Championed by Obama Administration

( – The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urging countries to take effective steps “to address and combat such incidents.”

No member state called for a recorded vote on the text, which was as a result adopted “by consensus.”
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. The State Department last week hosted a meeting to discuss ways of “implementing” it.
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.
Critics regard the measure as an attempt to outlaw valid and critical scrutiny of Islamic teachings, as some OIC states do through controversial blasphemy laws at home.
Strongly opposed by mostly Western democracies, the divisive “defamation” resolution received a dwindling number of votes each year, with the margin of success falling from 57 votes in 2007 to 19 in 2009 andjust 12 last year.
This year’s text was a departure, in that it dropped the “defamation” language and included a paragraph that reaffirms “the positive role that the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the full respect for the freedom to seek, receive and impart information can play in strengthening democracy and combating religious intolerance.”
Means little when the Qur'an is your highest authority in all things infidel, and the behavior of Muhammad is to be emulated  by every Muslim for all time (33-21)
The nod to freedom of expression won the resolution the support of the U.S. and other democracies, with the Obama administration and others hailing it as a breakthrough after years of acrimonious debate.
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