One of our occasional bloggers, Fishin’ Guy, is back with a great blog explaining the UN Blasphemy Law, which was pushed by good ole’ Hillary Clinton – Burkasrugly
Since the Obama administration tried to blame a third-rate film on the attack on Benghazi, there have been more calls from the Muslim world to pass a global anti-blasphemy law. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the film “disgusting and reprehensible.”
She has been actively leading the State Department support of UN Resolution 16/18. The resolution, which is also known as Defamation of Religion Resolution, is the latest effort by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to get the UN to support a ban on any speech that is critical of Islam.
Ironically, Last year Clinton attended the Broadway musical “Book of Mormon,” a play that insulted Mormonism and included lines so trashy that they could not be printed in this newspaper.
Did you hear Clinton complain about how offensive the play could be to Mormons? No? Because according to a column in The Wall Street Journal, she didn’t.
One disturbing part of the blasphemy resolution is that it does not address the continued use of anti-Jewish materials in the schools of Saudi Arabia or the ongoing persecution of Jews and Christians in numerous Muslim countries. The Muslim world needs to clean up its own back yard before attempting to tell other countries what to do.
Criticizing Islamic Sharia law – which includes stoning women to death and cutting off thieves’ hands – could be considered blasphemy under this resolution. Also, under this law sharing your Christian faith could be considered blasphemy, since this could offend Muslims.
Every American should be up in arms about this. Common courtesy and our Christian heritage teaches us to respect other religions. However, we should not be forced to abandon the very essence of our republic due to liberals’ worship of Political Correctness.
Every pastor should grow a spine and quit worrying about their church’s tax status. Since UN resolutions are ratified in the US Senate, start calling and writing your senators to stop this assault on free speech.