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The Wrong Way to Combat ‘Islamophobia’

9 November 2010 New York Times 3 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

by: Paula Schriefer

This week, member states of the United Nations will vote on what has become an annual resolution, “On Combating Defamation of Religions,” put forward by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a group of 57 states with large Islamic populations. The resolution condemns what it calls “defamation of religions” — a vague notion that can perhaps best be described as a form of expression that offends another’s religious sensibilities — and urges countries to enact laws that prohibit such forms of expression. The resolutions are part of a larger and dangerous campaign to create a global blasphemy law to combat what Muslim leaders refer to as “Islamophobia.”

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3 Comments »

  1. I agree. The OIC needs to pinpoint religious discrimination and harassment, and should not conflate that with legitimate free speech.

  2. It isn’t Islamophobia when they really ARE trying to kill you.

  3. @Jane,

    Wrong, no one’s trying trying to kill you, retarded bigot. You’re the ones doing the killings.

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