New Motto: “We Were Just Kidding About That Article XIX Thing”
Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to adopt a resolution to encourage member states to adopt laws that would punish speech critical of religion.
In case you didn’t catch that, the Human Rights Council is encouraging its members to punish speech critical of religion.
A host of countries around the world already imprison bloggers, and others, for such speech. The most high-profile example is Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman, or Kareem Amer, the Egyptian blogger sentenced to four years in prison for criticizing Islam. Perhaps the fact that it took the UN two years to condemn that sentence but two weeks to approve this measure is not coincidental.
The measure “Deplores the use of the print, audio-visual and electronic media, including the Internet, and any other means to incite acts of violence,
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