Saturday, April 10, 2010

The real reason they hate us

Frank Gaffney has written a must read article for Townhall entitled "The Real Reason They Hate Us."  One of its most startling revelations:
Adherents to Shariah insist that their law prohibits any slander against Islam or Muhammad. Under such a catch-all restriction, virtually any kind of conversation about - or critique of - Islam can be considered impermissible if Muslims find it offensive. Particularly in Europe, the ever-present prospect of violence, like that which followed the September 2005 publication of Danish cartoons poking fun at Muhammad, is generally sufficient to induce self-censorship.

In this country, the application of such prohibitions seems unthinkable, given the guarantees of free speech enshrined in the Constitution's First Amendment. Unfortunately, the Obama administration last year co-sponsored with Egypt a relevant and deeply problematic resolution in the U.N. Human Rights Council, promoted for years by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a group of 57 Muslim-majority nations that stridently embraces Shariah and seeks to legitimate and promote its advance around the world.

The resolution calls on members of the United Nations to prohibit statements that offend Islam. It also calls for criminal penalties to be applied to those who make such statements. (emphasis added)
The United States under the authority (notice I did not say leadership) of the Obama administration co-sponsored a U.N. resolution restricting the free speech of its members.  Our Founding Fathers would be aghast. We should be, too.

This is a long piece, but well worth the time.  Read it.  Share it.

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