Our secretary of State, SCIRI and Human Rights First are prancing about with excrement faced grins, chortling over their great victory, how they put one over on the OIC and defeated a resolution inimical to our right of free expression.No, we have no victory; we have a defeat, engineered by those sworn to protect us. Instead, they bent down, lifted Satan's tail and planted a big wet kiss.
Secretary of State
The United States welcomes today’s action by the UN Human Rights Council to further the international community’s efforts to combat religious intolerance. The consensus resolution adopted by the Council today represents a significant step forward in the global dialogue on countering intolerance, discrimination, and violence against persons based upon religion or belief. We appreciate the leadership shown by the Organization of the Islamic Conference and member states on today's landmark achievement.
The United States strongly supports today’s resolution, which rejects the broad prohibitions on speech called for in the former "defamation of religions" resolution, and supports approaches that do not limit freedom of expression or infringe on the freedom of religion. This resolution demonstrates a desire to move the debate on these shared challenges in a constructive and affirmative direction. Our divides can be bridged through an effort to listen to each other and to seek common ground. This resolution is a direct result of this type of engagement with the global community.
Today’s adoption of this resolution by the UN Human Rights Council is an important statement that must be followed by sustained commitment. At a time when violence and discrimination against members of religious minorities is all too common, we urge the international community to continue to uphold the freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As I said last month in Geneva, we must support those who are willing to stand up on behalf of the rights we cherish.
Please show me exactly how the resolution combats that; post relevant, verifiable facts in the comments.
Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they:
-1- are penalized for committing adultery or theft, thought not for drunkenness;
-2- are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar);
-3- are not greeted with "as-Salamu 'alaykum";
-4- must keep to the side of the street;
-5- may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims' buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed;
-6- are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays;
-7- and are forbidden to build new churches.
Please show me exactly how the resolution reduces discrimination against Jews & Christians living under the heel of Islam in Pakistan & Egypt. Who shall enforce it and how?
violence against persons
9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
9:123. O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allâh is with those who are the Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2).
Please show me exactly how the resolution combats Allah's jihad imperatives. Does it repeal Allah's words? Who will enforce it, and how?
Instead of having an honest debate and roll call vote which would probably reflect diminished support for the "defamation of Islam" construct, you accepted a dishonest "compromise" which altered the language without changing the meaning and effect of the resolution.
expression and the full respect for the freedom to seek, receive and impart information can
play in strengthening democracy and combating religious intolerance,
When Geert Wilders uttered & published the same fatal fact in his short documentary, Fitna, Ban Ki-moon declared it to be "hate speech" & "incitement of violence", not involving the right of free expression. If the general public knew the full truth about Islam, they wound not tolerate it. Truthful expression about Islam militates against tolerance of the intolerable. The intent of the paragraph quoted above is to stifle free expression, not encourage it.
Kindly elaborate on the positive role of free expression in combating intolerance. Under the first amendment, I have a right to truthfully write and publish the fact that Islam snctifies rape, pillage & plunder in the process of world conquest. The Secretary General of the resolution's sponsor will tell you that my truthful expression defames Islam and negatively stereotypes Muslims and that you must pass laws to prohibit it.
That excerpt, properly viewed, reveals a great deal. What is uttered about the war cult reflects on its membership, jointly and severally. If Islam mandates genocidal conquest, then what of Muslims? Perhaps the Qur'an will enlighten you.
Believers fight in Allah's cause (world conquest) killing and being killed. Any step they take to enrage or injure a disbeliever is imputed to them as a good deed. We can not expose the evil at the core of Islam without exposing Muslims as the agents of Satan who do and applaud evil acts.
Exactly what are they complaining about? I highlighted the crucial clauses, read it again, read it repeatedly until it sinks in. They express deep concern about "creating and perpetuating negative stereotypes about religious groups". To fully comprehend the enormity of the resolution, you need to recall a boiler plate expression from previous resolutions: "Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with terrorism and human rights violations." Does that ring a bell? Can you connect the dots?
- negative profiling and stigmatization of persons based on their religion
- creating and perpetuating negative stereotypes about religious groups
Those arrogant, condescending Muslims, bureaucrats & politicians are convinced that we are too stupid to comprehend the big lie they are putting over on us.
- incidents of religious intolerance, discrimination and related violence
- negative stereotyping of individuals on the basis of religion or belief
- advocacy of religious hatred
- constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence
- urges States to take effective measures
"Religious intolerance" is a code phrase for criticism of Islam; "negative stereotyping..." is a parallel code phrase. "Advocacy of religious hatred" is another. "Incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence" is gilding the turd. "Effective measures" is a code phrase for prohibitive legislation to criminalize criticism of Islam.
Recall what they said about Fitna and the Motoons. Recall what they said and are saying about burning the Qur'an. It is not possible to tell the truth about Islam without violating their resolution.
"There is no justification for hate speech or incitement to violence," Ban said in a statement. "The right of free expression is not at stake here."
By the U.N.'s own definition of terms, exemplified by the Secretary General, the resolution demands that revelation of facts about Islam be criminalized. There is no real, effective difference between the stated offenses:
- defamation of Islam
- denigration of Islam
- vilification of Islam
- negative stereotyping of Islam
- negative stereotyping of individuals based on religion.
The primary demand was and remains the criminalization of all criticism and questioning of the doctrines & practices of Islam.