Never in a million years would I have ever thought that in America that some foreign entity could dictate to Americans what they could or could not say. But it will happen if we do not take action. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is pushing hard for UN Resolution 16/18 which will criminalize free speech. Specifically, it will criminalize any speech critical of Islam or Mohammed. Crazy, right? Yes, it is crazy, but if we do not take action it may become a reality. Just imagine if you criticize someone like Nidal Hasan, who murdered 14 people and wounded 32 in an Islamic fit of rage at Fort Hood. You might be thrown in jail or pay a fine. And don’t you even dare to use Mohammed’s words against him. Come on, Americans! We already know that we can’t appease these people. They will not go away. They will keep pushing for more concessions – Burkasrugly
Most Americans have never heard of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation).
They’ve never heard of UN Resolution 16/18.
They’re unaware that Europeans have been charged—and even been convicted—for speaking out against the threat of radical Islam.
They don’t know that a survey found that 6 in 10 Muslims in America believe criticism of Islam and Muhammad SHOULD BE PROHIBITED.
Or that 45% of American Muslims surveyed believe that those who criticize Islam should face criminal charges.
These are not Muslims in Saudi Arabia. They’re our neighbors here in America.
Last night, in a national webcast, we announced “Americans United to Defend Free Speech.”
Guy Rodgers, ACT! for America Executive Director, documented a long list of threats to free speech, which can be seen on our website.
But the most organized threat—UN Resolution 16/18—is actually getting help from our own State Department. (See the Forbes article, “Could You Be a Criminal? US Supports UN Anti-Free Speech Measure.”)
A recent headline in a Saudi Gazette article makes it clear how the OIC views UN Resolution 16/18: “OIC gears up to get denigration of religions criminalized.”
There is a rapidly growing chorus demanding the muzzling of free speech, both internationally and in America.
This is why we have launched “Americans United to Defend Free Speech.”
Step One of this effort is our Open Letter to Congress and the State Legislatures.
This letter calls on Congress and the state legislatures to introduce and pass resolutions opposing the implementation of UN Resolution 16/18.
Over the next few months, we need tens of thousands of concerned citizens to sign this letter.
Tens of thousands. Hundreds of thousands would be even better.
We need to awaken people everywhere. And we need to show our elected officials that we are dead serious about opposing this threat to our First Amendment right of free speech.
For some time now ACT! for America has been monitoring the growing worldwide demand to suppress speech that supposedly “defames” or “offends” Islam.
This demand to criminalize free speech can no longer be ignored.
We can’t ring the alarm bells loudly enough.
Please don’t assume that the restrictions on speech that exist in Europe or Canada can’t ever happen here.
Join us today for Step One of our campaign to oppose the criminalization of free speech by signing our Open Letter.
Then forward it to everyone you know.
And stay tuned!