Muslim Scholars Urge UN to Outlaw ‘Contempt’ of Religions

AFP, January 20, 2015

A leading Islamic organisation has called on the United Nations to make “contempt of religions” illegal and urged the West to protect Muslim communities following the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by influential preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi, appealed to Muslims to continue peaceful protests against images of the Prophet Mohammed but “not to resort to any violence”.

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In a statement released Tuesday, the union said there should be protection for “prophets” and urged Islamic countries to submit a draft law to the UN calling for defamation of religions to be outlawed.

The union said the UN should then issue a “law criminalising contempt of religions and the prophets and all the holy sites”.

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The union has condemned the publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed holding a “Je suis Charlie” sign under the headline “All is forgiven” in the first Charlie Hebdo edition since Islamist gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on its offices.

It said that the new drawing would give “credibility” to the idea that “the West is against Islam” and warned the image would incite further hatred.

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  • Samuel Hathaway

    Everytime we talk about Muslim hatred and violence, we always have to put up with some moron who retorts, “Well not ALL Muslims are violent, not ALL Muslims set off bombs…”
    Well, we’ve known that not all Muslims commit acts of terrorism and have known this all our lives.

    However, since we are referring to the majority, get this: all the “good” Muslims simply do not have the collective power or influence to keep the bad ones in line, and as such, they cannot define the reputation the rest of the world has of Islam.

    • Capn Dad

      In NYC the so called “good” muslims were dancing in the streets, eeking and ooking while the towers were falling. There is no such thing as a “good” muslim.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        I’ve had very few positive interactions with Muslims… back in 1997… a woman who came to work from a temporary agency who was very polite, agreeable, followed instructions, did a good job and kept quiet. Knowing she was with us only temporarily also probably contributed to me tolerating her presence as well as I did.

        • Hammerheart

          It sucks working with them overseas. You never know which ones are going to turn and stab you in the back. They even tried poisoning our food.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            I had a co-worker who went to Kuwait in the early 1990s…he was warned to never shake the hand of an Arab man, as they do not use toilet paper and instead, “clean” themselves with their bare hand. Don’t worry about having your food poisoned. Just them handling it can men certain danger. Beware.

          • saxonsun

            The same is true of dot Indians. I had a friend who worked with them. He never ate Indian food because he knew their toilet habits.

      • Charles Martel

        This did not happen. No one was dancing in the streets. I was there.

    • propagandaoftruth

      I just want to live in a nation that is less than 1% Muslim.

      My overlords hate me, use Muslim immigration to destroy me and mine. The Muslims, as horrid as they are, are not my real existential enemies. My real existential enemies use Muslims to destroy me, but the big unfunny joke is on mine enemies, because they are next.

    • Bryce Armstrong

      Not all Mafioso are bad either…less than %1 of %1.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Check out Lilyhammer on Netflix.

    • LHathaway

      “Everytime we talk about Muslim hatred and violence, we always have to put up with some moron who retorts, “Well not ALL Muslims are violent, not ALL Muslims set off bombs…”

      This is not entirely true. Every time there is Muslim violence, the forces of progress spring into action assuring us the real danger is violence Against muslims as part of a backlash. The real danger if stereotyping and racism. They don’t become vigilant concerning Muslim violence but against ill-informed whites. This has been labeled anarcho-tyranny. The more depraved people of color become, the more the authorities are forced to crack down on, whites. We experience violence at the hand of ‘muslims’ and then we are the ones who are watched, educated about and in fact blamed for their violence. The only kind that counts.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Muslim Scholars Urge UN to Outlaw ‘Contempt’ of Religions”

    I’d like to outlaw muslims AND the U.N..

    • LHathaway

      Make it a package deal. Outlaw contempt of religions, the UN, and Muslims in the West.

  • David Ashton

    That would make the Qur’an, the Bible and the Talmud illegal, wouldn’t it? How clever for Muslim bigots to help the secular dystopians of the UN!

  • superlloyd

    Protection for deluded, psychotic fantasies fostered by pedophile, murdering warloads? Get the Hell to of here, you primitive, totalitarian dimwit. Islam is backward and violent and deserves more than any other system of belief today to be excoriated for its stupidity and the hypocrisies of those that support this mindrot.

  • Capn Dad

    The UN….our version of the Trojan Horse.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    If there was ever one thing that does not deserve immunity from ridicule dishonest religion is it.

  • dd121

    I bet they would. “Stop resisting us and let us kill you”. Yep, that’s a good strategy for the West.

  • JohnEngelman

    Muslims should start by setting the right example.

  • Hammerheart

    Translated:

    I punch you all I want, you guys can’t hit me back.

    No thanks.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Mooslems should first stop their hating of non muslims and make sure that they give the same rights to other religions living in arab lands like they want their rights here.

  • Triarius

    Dear Muslim nations:

    You first.

  • humura

    Better to outlaw the UN!

  • Luca

    Muslim scholars? Now there’s an oxymoron almost as bad as African scholars.

  • Islam defames itself 24/7, so I need contribute nothing to their murderous efforts. On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind someone in a blue UN helmet at my doorstep, trying to enter my home. Nobody will ever do that twice.

    • Charles Martel

      I don’t think you need to worry abut UN troops. They seem more adept at being kidnapped by terrorist militias or raping the women with the populations they are supposed to be protecting. Staging an offensive operation is beyond their capabilities.

      • John Smith

        I remember that Executive Outcomes, a SA merc group did with something like 400 soldiers what over 20,000 UN troops couldn’t manage to do after they were handed the situation in some W. African country that slips my memory. The UN (w/ Clinton’s backing) made the country fire the mercs so that they would continue to supply aid money.

  • The Dude

    That’s where our values and theirs crash. Most Westerners just aren’t that into prophets. They read about them in the Old Testament and that’s it. This should be made crystal clear to them: cartoons about religion are tolerated here. Maybe frowned upon by some, but tolerated. If you don’t like it, then get the hell out!

    If the Muslims really think they’re force on us their blasphemy laws, then they can dream on. Over my dead atheistic body!

  • The Dude

    That’s where our values and theirs crash. Most Westerners just aren’t that into prophets. They read about them in the Old Testament and that’s it. This should be made crystal clear to them: cartoons about religion are tolerated here. Maybe frowned upon by some, but tolerated. If you don’t like it, then get the hell out!

    If the Muslims really think they’re force on us their blasphemy laws, then they can dream on. Over my dead atheistic body!

    I heard that French nationalists piss off Muslims and make them feel uncomfortable by eating ham sandwiches publicly, wearing crosses and skirts, and ostentatiously celebrate Christian holidays. There’s probably zero Muslims in my neck of the woods, but I’m still buying myself a cross necklace these days. You never know. I also urge Christians or people of Christian heritage to do the same.

    Nothing says “No Muzzies” like a good old Christian cross. It scares them and makes them uncomfortable. Our land!

  • Conrad

    North America & Europe is white and Christian. Those that don’t like it should get out.

  • John Smith

    What if a religion is contemptible?

  • Veritas

    How ironic that muslims are complaining about “contempt of religions.” No other religion has shown greater contempt for other faiths than Islam. From slaughtering Christian children in Africa, to burning and stomping on bibles, to raping and enslaving white Christian girls in England and black Christian girls in Africa, to attacks on Buddhists, Hindus, and Jews, the list goes on and on.