Muslim Leaders Make Case for Global Blasphemy Ban at U.N.

Patrick Goodenough, CNS News, September 26, 2012

True to their word, the leaders of the world’s two most populous Muslim countries used their speeches at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday to call for a legally-binding, global anti-blasphemy protocol.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his Pakistan counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, both argued that insults against Mohammed, Islam’s prophet, incite violence and are not legitimate free speech.

Yudhoyono noted that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says the exercise of rights and freedoms is subject to “the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.”

“Freedom of expression is therefore not absolute,” he told the annual high-level gathering in New York.

Arguing that religious “defamation” persists—and citing The Innocence of Muslims, a video clip posted on YouTube that disparages Mohammed—Yodhoyono called on member states to adopt a legally-binding instrument banning blasphemy, to serve as “a point of reference that the world community must comply with.”

When Zardari mounted the UNGA podium later in the day he began his address by voicing “the strongest condemnation for the acts of incitement of hate against the faith of billions of Muslims of the world and our beloved prophet, Mohammed (peace be upon him).”

“Although we can never condone violence, the international community must not become silent observers and should criminalize such acts that destroy the peace of the world and endanger world security by misusing freedom of expression.”

Zardari urged the U.N. to act “immediately.”

{snip} Afghan President Hamid Karzai, whose country has seen the largest number of deaths in violent protests linked to the issue over recent weeks, called those behind the film “fanatics.”

“As we speak today the world is shaken by the depravity of fanatics who have committed acts of insult against the faith of over 1.5 billion Muslims,” he declared. “We strongly condemn these offensive acts, whether it involves the production of a film, the publication of cartoons, or indeed any other acts of insult and provocation.”

Karzai went on to deplore “the menace of Islamophobia,” saying it threatened peace and co-existence among cultures and civilizations.


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  • WmarkW

    Unlike shopping and flying, if we give up the right to defame Islam, the terrorists HAVE won.

  • Puggg

    US out of UN and vice versa.

    The only kind of international organization we should be involved with is one that only accepts white countries and advocates for white people.  Sort of pan-Caucasian or pan-White global organization of countries and of white people who don’t happen to be living in a white country.

  • jedsrael

    The terrifying thing about this isn’t that it is happening or that it will happen, but how easily it will happen.

    Always remember, the Whites in Virginia surrendered to school integration when they allowed Massive Resistance to collapse in failure.

    If Whites won’t do all necessary to protect their White daughters from close contact with and easy access by the dangerous and ulgy Diversity that plagues our shores like a toxic biohazard contamination, they they won’t complain about the end of Free Speech through Islamo-Protection Laws.

    Doom, come sooner, we’ve earned you.

  • No Islam doesn’t want to take over the world, it just wants to dictate its moral code and impugn the right to free speech for all mankind.

    • jedsrael

      God gave the Muslims oil, so he wants them to be rich and powerful rulers.  Have the J-words ever figured out why they were given a desert with no oil?

      • RisingReich

         The J-words will some day ‘get their just deserts’…for like the 100th time in history.

        As you once said, “Justice will be our Joy.”

      • The__Bobster

        There is 0il off their coast.

  • B

    This is a perfect example of the clash of civilizations between East and West that is destined to come. We are complete idiots for allowing these muslims to colonize the West and colonize is exactly what they are doing. They have no desire to assimilate to our culture and they are here to take over and make us assimilate to theirs. The breaking point may not be reached for a couple more generations but it will happen eventually.

  • anarchyst

    “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” would be good advice for ANY foreigner that comes to MY country.  If they don’t like it here, LEAVE. . .I used to put up with the diatribes of foreigners . . . I was able to “put them in their place” by stating to them” If life is so good in your country, WHY did you come here??”  “Go back to where you came from”.  The look of shock on their faces and the dead silence was priceless.That being said, BOTH zionism and islam are political systems masquerading as religions . . . I would require all zionists and muslims to register with the U S State department as “agents of a foreign government”.  Any subversive acts (which HAVE already happened and should have been prosecuted) would be punishable under federal law and would subject these (and other like organizations such as the $PLC, ADL, etc.) to sanction, indictment of their officers, confiscation of all property and assets and a one-way trip OUT of MY country. . .Fellow travelers would also be eligible for the same treatment. . . .
    For organizations such as CAIR, ADL, $PLC and others, assets should be frozen, their officers indicted and arrested. Mass deportations should take place. I don’t care what others think. Islam and muslims are incompatible with the United States of America and have no business here . . .WE ARE AT WAR . . . the islamists and their fellow travelers are using our own Constitution against us. . . THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A “MODERATE” MUSLIM. This is evidenced by the lack of criticism (and outcry) from the so-called “moderate” muslim community.

  • RisingReich

    Yet another example of how ‘civility’ is being used against us.  We must not speak out against MahaMUD, lest we deemed ‘uncivil’ and be charged with ‘inciting violence.’

    Hey White Man, good luck engaging in ‘civil discourse’ when the very ‘civilized’ Nation of Islam storms your Christian church because worshiping Jesus is deemed to be ‘inciting violence’.

    All in the name of ‘civility’ you will be brutally exterminated.  The headline will read ‘Uncivilized Christian church cleansed by the ‘Civilization’ of Islam’.  You and your congregation’s remnants will be lucky to have a ‘civilized’ burial.

    How ‘civil’ is it to bury your head in the sand (thereby sticking your rear in the air) while reality continually takes advantage and gets it’s licks in?

  • The Muslims and the UN can both go to hell.

  • bluffcreek1967

    If Christians were calling for a worldwide ban on blasphemy speech against Jesus or the Bible, people in every civilized, Western nation would be out protesting. We would see huge televised crowds in every major city with posters depicting Jesus and Christians in the most degrading manner. But where are these same people now that it’s Muslims who are calling for blasphemy speech bans? Why aren’t there hordes of enraged protesters taking to the streets to show that Islam can’t push us around; that Islam can’t dictate what we can say in our own countries? Where are all brave protest warriors now?

    We know the reason, don’t we? It’s because Islam and its fanatical followers might actually kill you. They might blow up your house or your car. Worse yet, you fear the thought of being called ‘racist’ or ‘intolerant’ by your fellow DWL’s. It’s much ‘safer’ to protest when the enemy is Christianity because Christians won’t kill you. Hell, most of them won’t even shout back at you. It’s much easier to protest against George Bush, the Republicans or some other opposing group because they won’t restrict your right to free speech.  They won’t kill you. You won’t even find yourself arrested unless you blatantly break the law and fight the police.

    Every one of these protesting DWL’s always feels so brave and courageous when they oppose Bush or the Tea Party but, for some strange reason, they are very silent at the moment. Aren’t these the same people who always oppose anything that restricts American free speech? Don’t they publically ridicule any religious or political group that even dares to question the limits of free speech? But again, they are silent when Muslims kill Americans and when these same Muslims call for a worldwide ban of blasphemy speech. Hypocrites, every single one of them!  

    Where are the massive protests against Islam and its pedophile false prophet? Where are the huge posters depicting Muhammad in the most comical and disrespectful of manner? Where are the leaflets scattered about in every city with little known historical facts about Islam and its murderous founder? We should do this NOT because we like controversy and stirring up a hornets nest for its own sake. Rather, we should do it to show that the worldwide religious bully known as Islam will NOT dictate to Americans what we can or cannot say; that we will defy their religious bans and rules at every chance we get; that we will mock their deranged ‘prophet’ merely because they demand that we respect him; and that we will fight any evil desert religion with all weapons at our disposal which even hints at restricting our freedom to speak openly on any subject.

    • You bring up some salient points:

      Where TF is the “gay rage” over the fact that Muslims killed the ambassador who was gay? Remember when gays screamed about the Mathew Sheppard episode? Remember when gays screamed and demanded they openly serve in the military? Where TF are those gays now? Maybe it dawned on them that war is really ugly, and they might have to shoot and get shot at.

      Where TF are the liberal college students? Why aren’t they burning down Libyan embassies? Why aren’t they marching on campuses demanding their First Amendment rights?

      Why isn’t the Obama regime being called on the carpet for its lax embassy security, or why it’s changing its story? First, Obama said it was strictly a reaction to the B-movie – there was no evidence of a terrorist plot. NOW, he says it WAS a terrorist plot.

      Obama may use this as a pretext to squelch our Constitutional freedoms, all in the name of “fighting terrorism”. As the election draws near, a lot of sheeple will see him as “tough and presidential”.

      Beware the “October Surprise”- just before Election Day. Now more than ever.

      • Orion_Blue

        The point you raise in your second paragraph could be the very thing that helps unravel this whole tawdry mess.

        Gays are not so tough when it comes to facing a fearsome adversary and Islam will brook no compromise when it comes to homosexuals. They adhere to the tenets of their faith (which is fine by me, so long as they don’t impose their faith on Us).

        Where things could really unravel though, is in the realm of women’s rights. With strict Sharia women have more clearly defined roles and expectations in terms of dress and conduct. This could begin to create contradictions, especially since the fracture manufactured between men and women engendered by feminism and women’s inclusion in Minority status would be compromised; thereby perhaps giving Us a whole new set of allies, who should always have been on our side from the outset.

        Finally, what does continue to amaze me is that the Left have no recollection of events in the aftermath of the Iranian revolution of 1979.

        There is nothing to unify the international vandal Left with Islam, save apparent unity in the face of a mutual enemy.

  • APaige

    How would they define defamation? Saying he is not a prophet of God? That marrying an 8 year-old makes someone a pedophile?(I believe he had Jews executed on the wedding day?) I remember in NY about 10-15 years ago there was an art show featuring a picture of a crucifix in a jar of urine, and I believe that tax dollars were ‘involved’. When Christians got upset (protesting, not the killing upset) liberals argued it was freedom of speech. After this film many criticized the film more so than the actions, and that somehow the freedom of religion was being attacked by the film.

    • All we wanted was for our tax money (National Endowment for the Arts) not to pay for it, which it did.

      The artist of “P*** Christ” does not have to live with 24/7 security.  The cartoon artist of the Mohammed Cartoons in Denmark does.

      Here’s one for you:

      It’s as if the Morsi regime is trying to curry favor with us.  He still doesn’t get it.  Freedom means burning any book or reading any book you want, without state reprisal or jealous angry murderous violent mobs.

  • bluffcreek1967

    We need to understand that Islam and even Muslims themselves are no friend to American and European Whites. The atrocities that militant Muslims are doing worldwide is but a reflection of the nature of Islam itself. The so-called ‘moderate’ Muslims cannot be trusted to speak out or openly defy their religious brethren. If Islam ever becomes a dominant force both religiously and politically in this country, there will be no worthless ‘moderate’ Muslims because all followers of Muhammad will adhere to Sharia Law. All of them will be militant in some form or another.

    I am NOT advocating we physically attack or harm Muslims. But there are some things Whites can do to show that we don’t want them here; that we dispise their hideous death-cult. I recommend that: (1) We refuse to greet them either privately or publically. Refuse your hand in friendship to them and make it obvious. (2) Don’t smile when encountering Muslims. Look away or show by your expression that you are not pleased to see them in your country. Let them feel your disapproval. (3) Refuse to do any business with Muslim owned stores or businesses. Don’t give them one red cent. If you feel brave enough, tell them exactly why you won’t do business with them. (4) Shun Muslims and Muslim sympathizers every chance you get. (5) Tell your friends and relatives about the true nature of Islam. This requires, of course, that you arm yourself with the facts and history of this evil religion. (6) Warn your children about Islam. Teach them at an early age about the atrocities done under the banner of this death-cult. As they get older, let them watch film footage of what occurred on September 11, 2001. Let them watch the Americans who jumped to their deaths. Let them hear the weeping and last goodbyes of the victims to their loved ones during their last phone calls. Show them the pictures of all the Americans who died on this horrible day. And show them the angry faces of the Muslims worldwide who call for the death of Americans and who mock free speech. Tell your children that’s it’s these very people who will kill them if given the chance. After all, they’re the ‘religion of peace,’ right?    

    Isn’t such conduct rude? Sure it is. Isn’t it divisive? You bet. Won’t Muslims be offended? I hope so. But Islam has declared war on the West, and we better learn how to fight back. Fighting back, at this time, may not require us to employ arms. But we ought to use whatever else we can to shame and ridicule Muslims and their religion. Don’t worry about them hating you, because they already do.    

  • Absolutely astounding that the presidents of Indonesia and Pakistan claim that freedoms are subject to …”just requirements of morality…in a democratic society”.

    How in samhill blazes would they – of all people – know democracy? Indonesia and Pakistan have NEVER been democratic societies. Yet, these men presume to know what’s good for the rest of us?

    Fellow Amrenners, do you not see what is happening here? Muslims are demanding an “anti-blashemy” resolution from the United Nations – with Muslims as the sole arbiter of what constitutes “blasphemy”. They want to be the judge, jury, and EXECUTIONERS of those people (i.e. non-Muslims) they consider blasphemers.

    Meanwhile, Bashir Assad and the Syrian opposition are mowing each other down with nary a peep of protest from the rest of the Islamic world. 

  • This is in fact an issue of globalism not of Islam.

    The USA promoted one global internet in order to maintain a global monopoly over culture, infecting other societies with gangsta rap and barnyard porn – not to mention political messages – and bashed other countries for their internet firewalls. Yet at the same time the USA pushed for pointless moral legislation at the *global* level, the most obvious being laws against child pornography featuring nonexistent children (ie *drawings* such as Japanese manga).

    Yea well, others can play at that game too – Moslems are just catching up with the interconnected, globalist age America wished for and forced upon everyone else.

    “Invite the world, invade the world” applies to information as it does to wars and immigration.

  • Actually  to destroy free sothe prime force behind this is obama and clinton. Another attempt to destroy free speech.

  • It is not Islamophobia: it is Islamorealism !

  •  It is not Islamophobia: it is Islamorealism !

  • Orion_Blue

    Karzai went on to deplore “the menace of Islamophobia,” saying it threatened peace and co-existence among cultures and civilizations.

    Now, if only Mr Karzai had omitted the ‘ophobia’ from his statement, I think he could be making a lot of sense.

    On a more serious note, I think this petition underscores the necessity of a North-Western European and Anglosphere secession from the demanding grasping self-promoting and opportunistic United Nations.

    Why should the hind-most tail be able to wiggle the foremost dog?

    Selective anti-Blasphemy laws in the 21st Century? This has to be a crazy idea. I also resent the implied threats and bullying that are implicit in this demand, for that is surely what it is.

    Also, will this law, were it to pass, be retrospective – watch out Salman Rushdie (again!) – and will it apply equally to all faiths? What restitution can we hope to see for the criminal vandalism of ancient statues of the Buddha in the Middle East?

  • My working title is “Organization of White Nations” (OWN).  The treaty should be negotiated outside the United States, and the headquarters should also be outside the United States.  Among other things, any nuclear missile defense shield (“Star Wars” or otherwise) would be OWN owned and be for the mutual protection of white countries and people, not as a means for any one white country to beat up on another white country.

  • anarchyst

    There is NO SUCH THING as a “moderate” muslim. The “koran” does not allow for “moderation”. There is no “moderate” muslim outcry against the excesses of islam. This is PROOF that “moderation” is not an islamic concept. That being said, let the mass deportations begin, of both citizen and non-citizen. Islam is a political system masquerading as a religion. As such, there are no Constitutional “protections” afforded this alien political system.
    ALL mosques, islamic political and advocacy organizations should have their assets confiscated, their officers indicted and prosecuted pending deportation. There are many who secretly agree with me. WE ARE AT WAR with an “enemy” that (mis)uses our Constitution for its own nefarious purposes.