Sunday, September 23, 2012

Death of Free Speech Report: Egypt's Morsi demands blasphemy laws, movie to blame

Closer we get to a time when no speech will be allowed which questions or criticizes Islam or Muslims.  Closer we get to a time when those liberties of our forefathers who pledged their fortunes, lives and sacred honor will be relegated to the dustbin of history.  Closer we get to the time of silence against the encroaching threat of Islamic hegemony.

Close to the close.

From The Daily Star September 24 by Marwa Awad

U.N. urged to criminalize Islam insults

CAIRO: Egypt’s president and other Muslim leaders should demand the U.N. criminalize contempt of religion after the release of an anti-Islamic film and cartoons which demonstrate growing racism, said the leader of the biggest ultra-orthodox Islamist party. Despite doctrinal and political differences with President Mohammad Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafist Nour Party played a key role in supporting it during presidential elections in June.

Led by Emad Abdel Ghaffour, it now ranks as the second-largest party in parliament and plays a formidable force in Egypt’s new politics.

“We call for legislation or a resolution to criminalize contempt of Islam as a religion and its Prophet,” Ghaffour, one of four permanent assistants to the president, said Saturday.

So their call for blasphemy laws is not to cover ALL religions, just Islam.  OK, now the truth is told.

“The voice of reason in the West will prevail if there is mutual respect, dialogue and efficient lobbying for this critical resolution,” he said in an interview.

The recent violent unrest in some Muslim countries caused by anger at the anti-Islam film made in California and the French cartoons published by satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is expected to be a closely watched theme.

“A proposal to look into the root causes of the obvious racism against Muslims and Arabs as the recent fierce campaign against their Islamic beliefs shows is much needed,” Ghaffour said.

What race are Muslims again?

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1 comment:

Zener said...

And how exactly is such activity supposed to be monitored and penalized? Perhaps we could all pay a jizyah for the right to make such insults.