Thursday, March 26, 2009

UN passes anti-defamation-of-religion resolution to protect Islam

Catholicism is routinely defamed.

But you know what? Catholics just get on the blogs and counter the misinformation.

No one goes to jail.

No one faces a Human Rights Commission.

And that's the way it should be.

I'm proud to say Canada voted against this resolution.

Canada’s Terry Cormier pointed out that the resolution continued to focus on one religion above all others.

“It is individuals who have rights, not religions,” he said. “Canada believes that to extend defamation beyond its proper scope would jeopardize the fundamental right to freedom of expression, which includes freedom of expression on religious subjects.”


Earlier in the week, more than 180 human rights, religious and secularist organizations from around the world in a statement urged the council to reject the resolution, calling it part of an OIC campaign designed to legitimize blasphemy laws and restrict freedom of expression.

I think people should have the right to criticize.