[NetBehaviour] Free Expression Assault Continues at UN HumanRights Council.

james morris james at jwm-art.net
Mon Mar 30 16:51:40 CEST 2009


>I retain the right to treat all religions with equal and utter disdain.

what about governing bodies? are they more or less deserving?




On 30/3/2009, "Simon Biggs" <s.biggs at eca.ac.uk> wrote:

>I retain the right to treat all religions with equal and utter disdain.
>
>As it is impossible to believe in evolution and remain uncritical of core
>religious belief the logical outcome of this resolution being passed would
>be the outlawing of presenting the case for evolution and therefore the
>outlawing of scientific argument. If the UN was to accept this resolution it
>would return us to the middle ages. Let¹s hope they are not so dumb as to
>get rationality and compassion mixed up.
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>Regards
>
>Simon
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>On 30/3/09 11:36, "marc garrett" <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org> wrote:
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>> Free Expression Assault Continues at UN Human Rights Council.
>> 
>> Freedom House condemns the UN Human Rights Council for undermining the
>> universal right to freedom of expression by once again passing a
>> resolution that urges members to adopt laws outlawing criticism of
>> religions.
>> 
>> The "defamation of religions" resolution, introduced by Pakistan on
>> behalf of the Organization for the Islamic Conference (OIC), passed
>> today by a vote of 23-11, with 13 abstentions. Muslim nations have been
>> introducing similar resolutions since 1999, arguing that Islam-the only
>> religion specifically cited in the text-must be shielded from unfair
>> associations with terrorism and human rights abuses.
>> 
>> "These countries are using the UN to expand and bring legitimacy to
>> their frontal assault on freedom of expression," said Paula Schriefer,
>> Freedom House advocacy director. "This assault starts at the level of
>> domestic blasphemy laws present in many OIC countries, which are
>> routinely employed to harass and imprison religious minorities,
>> political dissenters and human rights advocates, and is elevated to the
>> international level through resolutions at the UN."
>> 
>> more...
>> http://newsblaze.com/story/20090327170413zzzz.nb/topstory.html
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