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Saturday, 6 September 2008

How we ensure they're free to ensure we're not

More bemoaning of our gradual loss of freedom in Europe comes from Clifford D May, writing in Europe News. Free speech, he says, may end not with a bang, not even a whimper, "but with lawyerly assist".

"It was three years ago this month that the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published twelve editorial cartoons satirizing Islamist terrorism," he writes. "Some Muslim organizations objected. Protests were organized. Danish embassies in Syria, Lebanon and Iran were set ablaze. Dozens of people were killed. The cartoonists and their editors received death threats from such characters as Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior Hamas leader in Gaza."

He goes on to analyse the Motoons affair, which most readers will be familiar with by now, no doubt, and then tells us that the United Nations General Assembly is

considering a resolution sponsored by the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). The ostensible purpose of "Combating Defamation of Religion" [. . .] is to stamp out "incitement to religious hatred, against Islam and Muslims in particular". As for other religions, rest assured this resolution will guarantee them as much protection and respect as Christianity, Judaism, Baha'i, and Hinduism now receive in Saudi Arabia, Iran or any of the other sponsoring nations.

But General Assembly resolutions don't have the force of law, do they? Well, no, says May, but they "provide diplomatic cover for tyrants eager to muzzle critics, and they are routinely cited by leftist 'human rights' groups and journalists as though they were international law".

And you can bet a pound to a penny that politically correct politicians and civil service do-gooders with too much time on their hands will find ways of using such resolutions to open the door ever wider to the creeping Islamisation that will soon gag us all.


Tomorrow Belongs to Mo said...

To quote Cranmer:

"Liberties which are not rigorously defended are incrementally eradicated."

Citizen Warrior said...

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