According to CNS News, 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.”
This religious intolerance resolution, pushed by President Obama, has come up every year, but the U.S. has never supported it before. The Middle East motivation behind the resolution is eliminating any and all criticism of Mohammed as well as any post-9/11 profiling.
To get the West to vote for it, without looking as if they were completely opposed to free speech, they (Organization for Islamic Cooperation) changed the wording.
CNS News: They 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.”
Hillary Clinton did say, that freedom of speech in the U.S is important and “the best way to treat offensive speech is by people either ignoring it or combating it with good arguments and good speech that overwhelms it.”
That and $2 will get you a ride of the NYC subway.
This is the part we need to pay attention to – it’s the part where we lose our free speech. We already have endless bias laws and this is an attempt to criminalize some free speech.
…It calls on states “to take effective measures to ensure that public functionaries in the conduct of their public duties do not discriminate against an individual on the basis of religion or belief.”
Governments also are expected to make “a strong effort to counter religious profiling, which is understood to be the invidious use of religion as a criterion in conducting questionings, searches and other law enforcement investigative procedures.”
“Effective measures” to counter cases of religious stereotyping and stigmatization include education, interfaith dialogue and “training of government officials.”
And in the worst cases, those of “incitement to imminent violence” based on religion, the resolution calls on countries to implement “measures to criminalize” such behavior.
Also of note is the fact that the resolution singles out for praise only one interfaith initiative – and that initiative was established by Saudi Arabia, a leading OIC member-state with a long history of enforcing blasphemy laws.
The resolution commends the establishment of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, “acknowledging the important role that the Centre is expected to play as a platform for the enhancement of interreligious and intercultural dialogue.” …CNS News
Public officials will be afraid to say anything that can possibly be misconstrued. What about the FBI and police who must infiltrate Muslim neighborhoods to monitor Islamic terrorism?
Read the document here: Criticizing Islam might be against the law