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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Socratease on September 25, 2012 at 1:17 PM

It’s alright to sodomize and stuff your genitals into a Libyan ambassadors mouth until they die but whatever you do don’t insult
a pedophile, warmongering, opium smoking delusional “prophet” or else there will be hell to pay.

acyl72 on September 25, 2012 at 1:18 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“

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCXHPKhRCVg

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Watched it the other day. A little angry and over the top, but I like it when people speak directly.

Paul-Cincy on September 25, 2012 at 1:21 PM

When followers of Islam stop killing other followers of Islam, in the name of Islam, we can begin a serious discussion of blasphamy.
Until that time, the followers of Islam have NO claim.
They would be the first violator of any anti-blasphamy laws.

Jabberwock on September 25, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Lets make a deal.

No more 72 virgin jokes if you Mooslums promise to stop emigrating to the USA ?
Since you hate us so much- that shouldn’t be a problem. si ?

Deal ?

and yes- Keep your oil-sell it to someone else.

FlaMurph on September 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Frightening. Mitt better jump on this with both feet BHO’s golf shoes.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

FIFY.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM

The U.N. is a useless, parasitic organization consisting mainly of insignificant little countries whose primary purpose is to amass money and power. Most significantly they are wasting prime New York City property.

rplat on September 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

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

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:52 PM

How does that follow from “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.”

What am I missing?

Foxhound on September 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

It’s kinda fun seeing socons forced to take a stand against religious fanatics.

If the religious fanatics weren’t so terrifying to freedom. Nothing has changed. A fanatic is a fanatic.

Moesart on September 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

And you can condemn all day long.

The govt doing it is another matter entirely.

Moesart on September 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Foxhound on September 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

If you are not one of the 78% of Americans who are Christian, you will choose not to understand.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

If you are not one of the 78% of Americans who are Christian, you will choose not to understand.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I’m firmly one of the 78% king. But I don’t understand what I’m missing in this statement that says blasphemy is okay and Christians should shut up. Is there something left out of the quote?

Foxhound on September 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Foxhound on September 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated

Is desecration of the image of Jesus Christ not blasphemy? When Christians express their moral outrage against something like “Piss Christ”, Obama is calling that hatred.

Now, do you understand?

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Well Col. West has weigh in about what his speech at the un would have been, not what bho said. I love this guy, he is a real true American!

http://nation.foxnews.com/allen-west/2012/09/25/allen-west-un-angel-death-form-american-bald-eagle-will-visit-you-and-wreak-havoc
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letget on September 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Foxhound on September 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated

Is desecration of the image of Jesus Christ not blasphemy? When Christians express their moral outrage against something like “Piss Christ”, Obama is calling that hatred.
Now, do you understand?
kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Of course, we all remember Obama ordering midnight raids and interrogation by the Feds of those who’ve offended Christians.

whatcat on September 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Is desecration of the image of Jesus Christ not blasphemy? When Christians express their moral outrage against something like “Piss Christ”, Obama is calling that hatred.

Now, do you understand?

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 1:53 PM

I get it now. I thought by “the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated” he meant the hate shown in the desecration not the protest against it. I need to work on learning to read between the lines

Foxhound on September 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

The U.N. is a useless, parasitic organization consisting mainly of insignificant little countries whose primary purpose is to amass money and power. Most significantly they are wasting prime New York City property.

rplat on September 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

And don’t forget the IMF.

DDay on September 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Okay, let’s agree to this with *one* condition…
The whole Western World will agree to not insult Muhammad, Islam, etc. as long as there is no terroristic activity by anyone in the Middle East. HOWEVER, once the first terrorist act occurs, we’ll level the whole place with about 100 nukes.
Agree…okay, I give it about a week.

gregbert on September 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I’m firmly one of the 78% king. But I don’t understand what I’m missing in this statement that says blasphemy is okay and Christians should shut up. Is there something left out of the quote?

Foxhound on September 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Read what I have written here, it’s really not that hard to understand, unless of course you really don’t want to understand it.

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

SWalker on September 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM

The UN can go to h___ and take Barackmoud Obamadinejad with them.

Tc0061 on September 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Foxhound on September 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

It’s not “between the lines” at all, if you choose to understand what he is saying.

kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM

No wonder the Islamic Terrorists think they can run over us. The current U.S. President is a wuss ONE OF THEM.
kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

FIFY

LegendHasIt on September 25, 2012 at 2:08 PM

No wonder the Islamic Terrorists think they can run over us. The current U.S. President is a wuss one of them.
kingsjester on September 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Fixed it for myself.
DOH!

LegendHasIt on September 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM

If the religious fanatics weren’t so terrifying to freedom. Nothing has changed. A fanatic is a fanatic.

Moesart on September 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

That is why there are so many people in hiding after criticizing Christianity.

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STL_Vet on September 25, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Lets make a deal.

No more 72 virgin jokes if you Mooslums promise to stop emigrating to the USA ?
Since you hate us so much- that shouldn’t be a problem. si ?

Deal ?

and yes- Keep your oil-sell it to someone else.

FlaMurph on September 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM

All the Muslims in America would also have to leave.

Islam is treasonous by nature. It seeks Shari Law to replace American Law. It should be made illegal.

Steveangell on September 25, 2012 at 2:12 PM

You’ve got to hand it to Muslims-at least they’re (almost) equal opportunity killers. In between liaisons with 72 virgins they are rioting and killing. First they kill Jews. Next come Christians. When there are no Jews or Christians conveniently available they slaughter each other with equal elan.

MaiDee on September 25, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Moesart on September 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

You’re an idiot.

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/youare

Solaratov on September 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Turkey heads the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a body of 57 nations

uh, because, you know, uh, uh, it is just wonderful to be back in Oregon, and over the last 15 months we’ve travelled, uh, to every corner of the United States. Uh, I’ve now been in fifty – … seven states, I think one left to go…

57 states (of the OIC) and “one left to go”?

Is the USA the “one left to go”?

ITguy on September 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Mohammed was busily raping a baby goat and wasn’t available for comment.

TexasJew on September 25, 2012 at 3:53 PM

As usual, Ramirez nails it in one…

A recent history of Islamic outrage

When there is even the pretense of an equitable dialogue regarding “hate speech”, you Islamicists can come and talk to us about being offended. Until then, shove off.

Freelancer on September 25, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Moesart on September 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Fail

Moesart on September 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Fail

Try for your third strike? Or shouldn’t I call your bluff?

Freelancer on September 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I redid a WWII propaganda poster for Obama’s speech. It’s in the second batch that I’ve been working on today:

Propaganda Revisited: We Wuz Robbed! The Way We Should’ve Fought World War II! – Part II

Resist We Much on September 25, 2012 at 4:48 PM

So now I guess we’re all going to have to insult Mohammed. Thanks Barry.

disa on September 25, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Most significantly they are wasting prime New York City property.

rplat on September 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Maybe it could be converted to welfare housing.

/snark

disa on September 25, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Gather all the facts you are able.

Study these facts.

Read all the History you have the time for.

Study current events via several methods of information gathering.

Make a reasoned decision based on the facts.

Act upon what you know at that point.

Islam in fact shows itself clear what it is and what it is about.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on September 25, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Barackmoud Obamadinejad

Tc0061 on September 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

+100

Dollars to donuts, if MahaRushie sees this, you will hear it on his show.

petefrt on September 25, 2012 at 6:46 PM

HEY UN. SUCK MY OBAMA!

RdLake on September 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM

NO BLASPHEMY LAWS HERE..NOT EVER! WE WILL NEVER SUBMIT TO ISLAM..WE WILL NEVER BOW DOWN TO Muhammad FOR HE ISN’T OUR PROPHET AT ALL..

sadsushi on September 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM

When will a brave, intrepid artist create “Piss Muhammad”?

It would be interesting to see the comparison in reactions to that versus “Piss Christ”.

The true nature of a religion and it’s adherents is revealed when someone else maligns it/them.

Islam is not a “religion of peace”, as things like this show clearly.

By contrast, here is what Jesus Christ teaches his followers:

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

ITguy on September 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

It’s alright to sodomize and stuff your genitals into a Libyan ambassadors mouth until they die but whatever you do don’t insult a pedophile, warmongering, opium smoking delusional “prophet” or else there will be hell to pay.

acyl72 on September 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Mmm, seems about right for the religion of peace. So peaceful that we all need to submit to global law not to insult said prophet or else be sentenced to the death penalty.

smfic on September 26, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I believe the Department of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are busy putting on the finishing touches of the booklet they will be sending out to every citizen in America along with public service announcements on all airwaves in video and radio ad spots (paid for by us taxpayers…..

The subject: “Sharia Law and You…Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

Silence is the same as acceptance. Hate speech is a moving target and to allow for one religion (Islam) to place it’s religious belief system of laws (Sharia) on the rest of the world is crazy sick!

ActinUpinTexas on September 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Insulting Mohammed is like insulting Popeye the Sailor Man. “Toot toooot!”

Akzed on September 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

We will not submit.

ConservativeLA on September 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM

This would be a good time for a constitutional amendment, one that says in so many words that neither the United States nor any state will have to answer to the U.N. or any other global multination governing entity.

TMOverbeck on September 26, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I read on a fire extinguisher in Abu Dhabi recently “…mohammed blows goats”…i’m pretty sure i’ve read similar comments about that pedeofile bastard elsewhere…just sayin…

OldWeaselKeeper on September 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM

KMAllah UN!

Teddy on September 28, 2012 at 5:40 AM

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