Exciting ideas at the UN: A global ban on insults of Muhammad?

posted at 12:01 pm on September 25, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

The events of the past couple of weeks have been deeply troubling, to say the least — and not merely because of the violent attacks and riots in the Middle East themselves, but also because of the ease with which administration officials have rushed to throw our cherished belief in the universality of the First Amendment under the oncoming bus of radical Islam.

Islamic leaders trying to pass international resolutions to limit freedom of speech when it comes to religion is nothing new, and we’ve already seen this type of proposal gain some traction through the venue of the United Nations’ moral laxity, but in light of the Obama administration’s recently-showcased willingness to give an inch, I’m worried that calls like these are only going to gain momentum. Via the Washington Times:

As the U.N. General Assembly convenes this week in New York, several leaders of mostly Muslim nations are suggesting that the world body consider sanctions on blasphemy, amid widespread protests against an amateur movie that denigrates Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will focus at least part of his remarks on the film when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.

“I am the prime minister of a nation, of which most are Muslims, that has declared anti-Semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity. It has encouraged it,” Mr. Erdogan told reporters last week.

Turkey heads the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a body of 57 nations, which has long pushed for a U.N. resolution condemning the “defamation of religion.”

No. Private individuals using their own time and resources to verbally abuse a religion is not a crime against humanity, as silly or hateful as it may be — hurting and killing people because of their religious beliefs is a crime against humanity. There is no room for backing down on this point; the slope is far too slippery. As Frank Gaffney wrote in his column yesterday:

What this latest campaign of deceit by Team Obama is meant to obscure is its own national security malpractice, namely a dogged refusal to face the reality that America is at war with an enemy that it has been unwilling to name, has failed to counter and is actually emboldening. Such behavior has signaled to jihadists seeking to impose on the rest of us the totalitarian ideology they call Shariah that acts of violence — or even threats of violence — against us will be met with accommodations and concessions whenever the stated justification is outrage over some perceived insult to Islam. …

The course of this trajectory is utterly predictable: more violence, followed by more demands for more self-imposed restrictions on free speech, which are justified as necessitated by the national security. This pattern, in turn, translates into a rising perception of our submission to the Islamists’ demands, which encourages another cycle of jihadism, and on and on. What started as the U.S. government’s refusal to understand or even name the enemy for fear of causing offense may soon metastasize into a cowed submission to Shariah — all in the name of “keeping the peace,” of course.


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How about a US ban on funding for the UN? That’s a much better idea.

search4truth on September 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Meanwhile, Obama is in front of the U.N. and spreading the lies that the film is the reason for the riots…

Doesn’t anyone in the media have the huevoes to call this guy a liar?

right2bright on September 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

1) Pull out of the U.N.

2) Kick them out of the country.

3) …

4) Profit!

Meople on September 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

(CNSNews.com) – In an address to the United Nations General Assembly today, President Barack Obama dedicated several long passages to discussing and condemning what the New York Times has described as a 14-minute “amateurish video” that a 55-year-old Southern California man posted on YouTube in June.

And you know what this means….

Obama also told the United Nations that with modern technology efforts to control the flow of information have become “obsolete.”

right2bright on September 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

No. Private individuals using their own time and resources to verbally abuse a religion is not a crime against humanity, as silly or hateful as it may be — hurting and killing people because of their religious beliefs is a crime against humanity.

Deserves repeating.

rhombus on September 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

WTF is going on. So we fold like a lawn chair on one of our most precious rights to a bunch of intolerant thin skinned microphalus losers? If Christ can take it….. I guess that is all you need to know.

jdsbengaltiger on September 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

The UN is an enemy of liberty in general, and the American people specifically.

UN out of US, US out of UN.

Not one dime more.

Rebar on September 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

1) Pull out of the U.N.

2) Kick them out of the country.

3) Sell the building to Donald Trump

4) Profit!

Meople on September 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

How’s that?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Sort of funny that the Turks whine about crimes against humanity after what they did to the Armenians.

Blake on September 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

We’ll have to celebrate by putting a Koran in a blender with some bacon.

jjrakman on September 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Moohammad shall not be mocked.

Dabeeble-dabeeble-dabeeble…. That’s all folks!

viking01 on September 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Meanwhile, Obama is in front of the U.N. and spreading the lies that the film is the reason for the riots…

Doesn’t anyone in the media have the huevoes to call this guy a liar?

Actually the LSM is cheerfully applauding him as we write. His bold and forthright speech is guaranteed to move him dramatically in the polls and a well deserved re-election.

/sarc

hawkeye54 on September 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

How about a ban on anything that insults another religion. That would result in a global ban of the Koran.

aunursa on September 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

From my cold dead lips! I will not give up my 1st to say how I feel about those sub-human rop type! And I will not submit to cave to their way of thinking I should be like them, EVER!
L

letget on September 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

How long will we fund this organization? It’s like funding a college club for world peace of something at Berkely.

Oil Can on September 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

1) Pull out of the U.N.

2) Kick them out of the country.

3) …

4) Profit!

Meople on September 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

3) No aid to ANYBODY, we’re broke..

PatriotRider on September 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

And the most disgusting thing is OBAMA’S quote from his speech…
http://mrctv.org/blog/president-obama-future-must-not-belong-coptic-christians-bullies-corrupt-leaders-or-those-who-slander-prophet-islam

He is going to push for this CRAP!!!

katy on September 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

hurting and killing people because of their religious beliefs is a crime against humanity

The religion of peace unless you speak out against the religion of peace.

VibrioCocci on September 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Want to stop this nonsense, just put at the end of the “law” this also goes for Jesus…

right2bright on September 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Erika, did you miss this from the boy king’s speech this morning?

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.

Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied.”

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM

1) Pull out of the U.N.

2) Kick them out of the country.

3) Sell the building to Donald Trump

4) Profit!

Meople on September 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

How’s that?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Excellent!!

Bitter Clinger on September 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM

yep. pull out of the UN and close the facility in NY. Can’t happen soon enough.

DanMan on September 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Not while that little troll Achmadinajhad is spewing his hate for Israel.As long as he is around, it”s fair game at the UN and elsewhere.

Jabberwock on September 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM

How about a global ban on stupid, moronic ideas?

Wow, I had no idea that world peace would be so easy.

You’re welcome.

dissent555 on September 25, 2012 at 12:12 PM

No wonder the Islamic Terrorists think they can run over us. The current U.S. President is a wuss.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

But ‘Piss Christ’ is OK, right?

reddevil on September 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Moohammad shall not be mocked.

Ban the mocking and insults of He Who Shall Not Be Named.

Sharia for all!

hawkeye54 on September 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM

1) Pull out of the U.N.

2) Kick them out of the country.

3) Sell the building to Donald Trump

4) Profit!

Perfect!

hawkeye54 on September 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM

We must remove obama from power, before it is too late. America’s future hangs in the balance.

Pork-Chop on September 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM

As long as we are at it can the U.N. place a ban on insults to Filetandrelease. I was over at the Huff Post the other day and had my feelings hurt.

filetandrelease on September 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

But ‘Piss Christ’ is OK, right?

To the Godless Left, adored and admired even.

Always open season on mocking and insulting Christianity.

hawkeye54 on September 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

I don’t necessarily believe this, but I would like to exercise my First Amendment rights, “Mohammed was a lying, cheating, thief, who was nothing more than snake oil salesman”.

It’s great to be an American.

Tater Salad on September 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

He is going to push for this CRAP!!!

katy on September 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

And this is surprising?

texgal on September 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Obama tried to walk a fne line with that Mohammed comment…and failed miserably. Dhimmi.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

What do you call a man who marries a six year old and has sex with her whwn she turns nine?

a. A pedophile
b. The Prophet Mohammed
c. All of the above

bw222 on September 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

The UN has got to go and we should probably start a preemptive war against it after it relocates because it will definitely exist to make war with the US.

Buddahpundit on September 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

From other thread

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

1. The ox made an equivalency between the Video and the flames/death.

2. He did not stand for the US Fist Amendment.

3. He gave the savages horns.

4. This…in the former USSR.

5. JPeterson, welcome to the USSA, circa 2012, Obama’s presidency.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

deaths and First Amendment

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Have they rolled out the dress code yet?

Sure to follow…

Drained Brain on September 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Obama tried to walk a fne line with that Mohammed comment…and failed miserably. Dhimmi.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I agree. Even though he “included” Christians and Jews as those who shouldn’t be slandered, he elevated Islam as first in his remarks.. That says it all right there to me…

sandee on September 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM

okay. can we ban insults of Christianity too?

…no??

Sachiko on September 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM

How about a ban on attacking Christians? Oh, then what would they do for recreation?

Don L on September 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM

F^$& Mohammed and the nine year old wife he rode in on.

Roc on September 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Has the UN come up with a working definition of “terrorist” yet? Or is this their attempt to get around that.

Flange on September 25, 2012 at 12:23 PM

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.

Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Obama is desecrated, voters are required to show ID, or Obama’s second term is denied.”

PackerBronco on September 25, 2012 at 12:23 PM

This is deeply troubling, but not enexpected.

The acceptance of appeasement has been drilled into the mushbrains in America to the point where it is quite mainstream. There is a commercial on TV that bugs the crap out of me. It is a little kid in the grocery store with Mom, yelling his head off that he wants a treat. What does the Mom do? She gives him the nice healthy treat that is being advertised. ARRRGGGGHHHH! The correct reaction should be to smack the kid and tell him to behave or else.

Americans, confronted with Islamic radical misbehavior are now willing to give them a treat to make them shut up, instead of smacking them and telling them to behave, or else.

NOMOBO on September 25, 2012 at 12:23 PM

A president with real stones would say “Our First Amendment is a cornerstone of freedom. The world should follow its good example of protecting the weak and the strong. It provides each individual the right to be free, and free to be stupid. In the US a mock Jesus, Muhammad or Anyone action is free, so that we all be and remain free”.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Obama tried to walk a fne line with that Mohammed comment…and failed miserably. Dhimmi.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I agree. Even though he “included” Christians and Jews as those who shouldn’t be slandered, he elevated Islam as first in his remarks.. That says it all right there to me…

sandee on September 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM

But did he? Read this again, slowly.

Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied.

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Obama also told the United Nations that with modern technology efforts to control the flow of information have become “obsolete.”

right2bright on September 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

This is where he’s going with us (taking away the freedom of speech on the internet through intimidation) This attack is just his excuse under the “a crisis is too good to waste” rule.

Don L on September 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

How about a global ban on jihadists, instead. Enforced via JDAM. Every time a mob gathers under the black banner of jihad, they ought to draw down a 2000-lb JDAM on their heads. And whenever Hezballah musters in their tens of thousands, it ought to be a MOAB or massive fuel-air bomb.
Bomb them and KEEP bombing them, until the mere mention of jihad causes the Friday congregation to tear the imam to pieces for risking their lives. It’s the only Reformation that Islam will understand. Kill one of us, we’ll kill a thousand of you. Commit another mass atrocity like the WTC on 9/11, we start vaporizing your holy sites in exchange. Police yourselves or we’ll kill you.
We have the means already. We lack the will.
The end of 2014 we’re slated to pull out of Afghanistan. By spring of 2015 all those little girls and female teachers in Afghani schools will be bagged and cloistered and beaten. Because the West lacks the will to do what is necessary to reform that sick society.

rayra on September 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

“I am the prime minister of a nation, of which most are Muslims, that has declared anti-Semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity. It has encouraged it,” Mr. Erdogan told reporters last week.

Mr. Erdogan:

There is a huge difference between anti-semitism and Islamophobia. And it’s pretty damn stupid to take such a morally superior tone when you’re in charge of a nation which is 98% Muslim and only 0.7% Jewish. But I’ll tell you what. As a nation with ties in both the West and the 13th Century world of Islam- why don’t you help fight the worst excesses of your religion before demanding respect. It’s pretty hard to see how being critical of Islam when the face of it in the West includes Muslims flying planes into buildings, blowing up subways, and shooting up a military base in Texas. All crimes against humanity with the assailants screaming praise to your god as they were killing innocent human beings.

Some of remember the celebrations your Islamic nations held after the 9/11/01 atrocities. Hard to hold your so-called religion of peace with any esteem after that.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Sort of funny that the Turks whine about crimes against humanity after what they did to the Armenians.

Blake

and to the ethnic greeks and to the assyrians… and the jews living in asia minor…

mittens on September 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Fluke the UN.

Fluke the morons who fall for tyranny, in all the world.

Fluke Muhammad and all his savage followers.

Fluke Obama and his stupid followers.

Fluke them all, not in a good way.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM

But ‘Piss Christ’ is OK, right?

reddevil on September 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM

and belssed with a $15k stipend from you and me to boot!

DanMan on September 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM

It’s not censorship. It’s suppressive tolerance!

New posters up and more on the way.

Resist We Much on September 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

“I am the prime minister of a nation, of which most are Muslims, that has declared anti-Semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity. It has encouraged it,” Mr. Erdogan told reporters last week.

Fluke Erdogan. He makes a mockery of good Ataturk, after he married that stupid savage Islamowoman. Erdogan used to be sane. He can go to Hades, soon. He lost all credibility and can not lecture anyone any more.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

This attack is just his excuse under the “a crisis is too good to waste” rule.

Don L on September 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

(Reuters) – The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to develop voluntary cybersecurity guidelines for owners of power, water and other critical infrastructure facilities, according to people who said they had seen recent drafts of an executive order.

[snip]

The draft executive order includes elements of what had been the leading cybersecurity overhaul bill in the Senate, which was defeated this summer amid opposition from industries opposed to increased regulation.

Source

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Never let a manufactured crisis go to waste !!
Hence, the manufactured crisis.

God, please help us.

pambi on September 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Once they control the water and the food, they will control the people. It’s their aim.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM

When did anti-semitism become a crime against humanity? I don’t agree with that, and I’m a former Jew. I really don’t care how much people may hate Jews, as long as they aren’t people in power using government resources to persecute and kill Jews. I’m comfortable with the fact that Jews have been blamed for the world’s ills for centuries, and will probably be for centuries to come.

But, as far as I know, neither the UN nor any nation has ever moved to ban the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” In fact, it is still in wide circulation throughout the Muslim world, and otherwise educated journalists and others in authority continue to quote from it and cite it as fact. Erdogan and Morsi and all the others can STFU until that happens.

rockmom on September 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

“Obama: The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam”

whatcat on September 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM

God damn Obama.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

and to the ethnic greeks

and by ‘ethnic greeks ‘ i meant greek christians infidels.

mittens on September 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

So, people are going to be arrested based on International Law? Who will be enforcing this new Law? What has happened to the U.S. Constitution? This is BS if I’ve ever seen it.

DDay on September 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Tater Salad on September 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

I prefer the classics- Muhhammad’s mother was a hamster and his father smelt of elderberries.

Seriously, the idea that you can regulate something like this is absurd. An excuse to impose some sort of worldwide Sharia. It’s really a shame we have a President who doesn’t understand what it means to be an American. Somebody who would stand up in the UN and talk about the American values of freedom of speech- even offensive speech, the ability to worship without state interference, and the belief in democracy and democratic institutions.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Barack Obama swore a solemn oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. That means all of it, including the First Amendment. In failing to stand up for this film and the filmmakers, not on merit, but on inalienable right, he has broken his oath.

But that is a thing at which he is well-practiced.

njcommuter on September 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Would never work for me, my intense loathing of Islam explodes regularly like a perpetual Krakatoa…

Pest on September 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Note what B. Hussein Obama says in his own words. They are from his books entitled “Dreams of My Father” and “Audacity of Hope.

In “Audacity of Hope” he writes: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope.

I will post this daily as a reminder to every American and ally’s outside.

bazil9 on September 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

“Obama: The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam”

whatcat on September 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM

God damn Obama.

Schadenfreude on September 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Hear hear!!

Pest on September 25, 2012 at 12:37 PM

B9 knows who she will stand with.

And I will not submit. EVER.

Thx to y’all here that remind me-I am not alone.

bazil9 on September 25, 2012 at 12:38 PM

F^$& Mohammed and the nine year old wife he rode in on.

Roc on September 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Hear hear!!

Pest on September 25, 2012 at 12:38 PM

So, people are going to be arrested based on International Law? Who will be enforcing this new Law? What has happened to the U.S. Constitution? This is BS if I’ve ever seen it.

DDay on September 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

this is like in the headlines section where hillary said that there should be some kind of global tax for the rich or something. liberals seem to just want one united world government that controls everything… (with obama as king?)

Note what B. Hussein Obama says in his own words. They are from his books entitled “Dreams of My Father” and “Audacity of Hope.

In “Audacity of Hope” he writes: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope.

I will post this daily as a reminder to every American and ally’s outside.

bazil9 on September 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

wow i didn’t know he said that!! i mean we all know it’s true but i didn’t realize he just went and said it that clearly. XD

Sachiko on September 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM

@michellemalkin

#TheFutureBelongs To the jihadi children holding signs that read: “BEHEAD ALL THOSE WHO INSULT THE PROPHET”==> is.gd/kGV92G

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Resist We Much on September 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

More good stuff. The drill sergeant poster cracks me up.

petefrt on September 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Where are our lovely trolls?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Would never work for me, my intense loathing of Islam explodes regularly like a perpetual Krakatoa…

Pest on September 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

And let’s be clear about another point. When one considers the so-called religion of peace and what has been done in the name of their prophet at places like the WTC or Fort Hood, it is perfectly normal to have strong emotions. Not one of them would be labeled “Islamophobia” because fear of Islam is not on the agenda.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Frank Gaffney is pretty selective when it comes to standing up for Constitutional rights.
He has every right to spew frenzied Islamaphobic rants.
But as an advocate for restrictions on religious expression (and thus speech), you might wanna find someone just a tad more credible to opine on all this.

verbaluce on September 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

In a second term, Øbama would pack the Supreme Court with transnationalists who will reinterpret the Constitution to subordinate our sovereignty to international bodies operating under the auspices of the UN.

petefrt on September 25, 2012 at 12:46 PM

New posters up and more on the way.

Resist We Much on September 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Impressed- will check out more later.

Lunch time over-back to work.

bazil9 on September 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Get out ahead of this one Mitt. Declare the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments supersedes United Nations resolutions. Put a nail in that coffin.

Carnac on September 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Where are our lovely trolls?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Frank Gaffney is pretty selective when it comes to standing up for Constitutional rights.
He has every right to spew frenzied Islamaphobic rants.
But as an advocate for restrictions on religious expression (and thus speech), you might wanna find someone just a tad more credible to opine on all this.

verbaluce on September 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Thanks JP- You just had to ask!

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM

My religion is Jedi.

I think there should be a global ban on insults against Jedi.

Doodad Pro on September 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

But did he? Read this again, slowly.

Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied.

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Yes, that does indeed require VERY CAREFUL reading lest one make the mistake of reading the deception intended in the wording.

What it says is that the hatred seen when “the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied” not the hatred that caused the individual who did those things, must be condemned.

It does not say that there is anything wrong with desecrating the image of Jesus Christ, burning Churches or denying the Holocaust, it condemns being offended by those things, while simultaneously making it 100 percent perfectly clear that taking such offense at equal treatment of the Prophet Mohammad is acceptable behavior.

In other words what it says is, those who condemn the slander of the prophet Mohammad must also condemn those who are offended by the desecration the image of Jesus Christ, burning Churches or denying the Holocaust.

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Flora Duh on September 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Oh, my. I get it now. That s!@#$%^&*ch.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

So, blasphemy is okay and Christians should just keep their mouths shut. WTH?

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:52 PM

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Excellent. Well played, Sir!

Meople on September 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM

…who cares?…just make sure I get my birth control paid for!

KOOLAID2 on September 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM

verbaluce on September 25, 2012

…that’s no troll!…it’s a vibrator… with dead batteries!

KOOLAID2 on September 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

From Obama’s UN speech:

“I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video,” said Obama. “The answer is enshrined in our laws: our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech.”

No where does he say this is a good idea. It’s a fact, to him, an inconvenient fact. He doesn’t talk about the value, the beauty, the wonder, the power of freedom of speech.

He’s our leader, and he makes me sick.

Paul-Cincy on September 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

So, blasphemy is okay and Christians should just keep their mouths shut. WTH?

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Actually what he is telling you is far worse. What he is telling you is that the only blasphemy that actually constitutes blasphemy is that which blasphemes Islamic sensibilities. Or, to make it a little clearer in case you didn’t understand it, he is saying unequivocally, “There is only One God, and Mohammad is his Prophet”.

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I am so mad, I could spit nails. Mitt has better kick it into gear. Now. This country cannot survive 4 more years of this Dhimmi.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

How about a ban on anything that insults another religion. That would result in a global ban of the Koran.

aunursa on September 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Just the phrase “Behead those who insult Islam” is enough to ban the Koran. Hurt feelings versus hurt “not having a head”? Isn’t the latter the important hurt?

Paul-Cincy on September 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

In other words what it says is, those who condemn the slander of the prophet Mohammad must also condemn those who are offended by the desecration the image of Jesus Christ, burning Churches or denying the Holocaust.

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

YA !! I read that the same way. Disturbing as all get out.
You just know that his speech was written and reviewed a number of times.
I for one, do not think he was protecting other religons as he was proposing Islam be protected. He was protecting the right to critcize all BUT Islam.
SAD.

Jabberwock on September 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM

verbaluce on September 25, 2012

…that’s no troll!…it’s a vibrator… with dead batteries!

KOOLAID2 on September 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

That’s no vibrator, it’s a suppository.

rayra on September 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM

He’s our leader, and he makes me sick.

Paul-Cincy on September 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Yep, he pretty much apologized to Islam that our Constitution hamstrings what he can do. The way they bundled that “film maker” in for questioning in the dark of night was about as thuggish as they could get away with. When, of course, those whining about our values wanted nothing short of the government arresting him and staging a public beheading for insulting their prophet.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Obama, Muhammad (and all the evil done in his name) and the UN can just kiss my grits.

ProfShadow on September 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Jabberwock on September 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Frightening. Mitt better jump on this with both feet.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

How about a ban on anything that insults another religion. That would result in a global ban of the Koran.

aunursa on September 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Just the phrase “Behead those who insult Islam” is enough to ban the Koran. Hurt feelings versus hurt “not having a head”? Isn’t the latter the important hurt?

Paul-Cincy on September 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

As Pat Condell, who is usually a horses ass when it comes to religion pointed out in his most recent video, “Islam is a crime against humanity

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Islam is a violent menace that punishes speech, that enslaves its members, that is largely derivative of other religions, that denigrates and even hates those not part of its religion. Let’s call a spade a spade.

Paul-Cincy on September 25, 2012 at 1:14 PM

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