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

Simon Biggs s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
Mon Mar 30 16:38:49 CEST 2009


Probably less.


On 30/3/09 15:51, "james morris" <james at jwm-art.net> wrote:

>> >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.
>> >
>> >Regards
>> >
>> >Simon
>> >
>> >
>> >On 30/3/09 11:36, "marc garrett" <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org> wrote:
>> >
>>> >> 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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>> >
>> >
>> >Simon Biggs
>> >Research Professor
>> >edinburgh college of art
>> >s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
>> >www.eca.ac.uk
>> >www.eca.ac.uk/circle/
>> >
>> >simon at littlepig.org.uk
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>> >
>> >
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Simon Biggs
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edinburgh college of art
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www.eca.ac.uk
www.eca.ac.uk/circle/

simon at littlepig.org.uk
www.littlepig.org.uk
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Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201


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