Saturday, March 07, 2009

U.N. May Try to Criminalize Criticism of Islam

Why are we in the UN? I often wonder.

UNITED NATIONS -- For the last nine years, the U.N.'s annual ban on defaming Islam has been non-binding. In March, the United Nations may try to impose its view on Islamic blasphemy on all of its member nations -- including the United States -- thus making criticism of Islam a crime.


In the document, the United Nations also, "Expresses deep concern ... that Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism."

Floyd Abrams, a constitutional lawyer, told CNN, "What they would do would be to make it illegal to put out a movie or write a book or a poem that somebody could say was defamatory of Islam."

I'm not really big on criticizing Islam.

But this is so wrong.

People should have the right to criticize. Period.

Criticize anything.

For any reason.