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Pakistan's PM Demands International Blasphemy Laws From UN 957

Posted by samzenpus
from the sticks-and-stones dept.
eldavojohn writes "An article published in Pakistan's Daily Times contains several quotes from Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf indicating his intent to push for international blasphemy laws in both the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Co-operation (57 countries). These comments came shortly after Pakistan's 'Day of Love for the Prophet' turned into riots that left 19 people dead and, of course, this all follows the extended trailers of 'Innocence of Muslims' being translated. Questionable circumstances surround who is prosecuted under these 'blasphemy laws' and what kind of fear they instill in Pakistan's minorities. The UN's Human Rights Charter mentions protection from 'religious intolerance' but also in the same sentence 'freedom of opinion and expression.'"
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Pakistan's PM Demands International Blasphemy Laws From UN

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  • by trybywrench (584843) on Monday September 24, 2012 @10:06AM (#41436213)
    Oh wait your serious, let me laugh even harder! - Bender
  • by Lumpy (12016) on Monday September 24, 2012 @10:11AM (#41436279) Homepage

    Certainly! we will gladly put those laws in effect.

    As soon as you respect all laws and aspects of other religions, pass and aggressively enforce laws to stop the repression of women in your OWN country, Stop repressing freedom and start hunting down and putting in prison all radical sects of Islam that preach that it's holy to murder people in the name of Allah. Oh and stop the oppression of education, embrace that knowledge is freedom.

    as soon as you guys do all of that and get your house clean and in order, we will have a special meeting to do exactly what you ask.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 24, 2012 @10:35AM (#41436647)

    By going to a church, most likely.

  • Once again (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 24, 2012 @11:53AM (#41437917)

    I'm the Prophet Mohammed. I fuck camels!
            /
    \O/
      |
    / \

  • by DigiShaman (671371) on Monday September 24, 2012 @12:07PM (#41438161) Homepage

    The Islamic community do not want their women to be educated. To legislate education might actually be disrespectful if not blasphemes to their religion.

  • by Hatta (162192) on Monday September 24, 2012 @01:41PM (#41439773) Journal

    the US is not rules by an 18% majority system.

    Of course not. The US is ruled by .1%.

  • by readin (838620) on Monday September 24, 2012 @04:13PM (#41442069)
    The reason violent intolerance is so rare on the left is that they control the levers of power by controlling most of the media (both news and entertainment). When the left finds something that makes them extremely angry, they talk about it on their news shows and TV shows. They are able to laugh about it on late night talk shows and SNL. They control the debate to the point that even Republicans (who are, after all, politicians) feel they must give in.

    Conservatives, on the other hand, are silenced. We don't see our views respected and heard. Instead we see "two-sided" debates in which the person supposedly representing our voice is apologizing for us and accusing us of being extremists. Or we read newspaper articles in which our side is misrepresented or ignored entirely.

    That's why Rush Limbaugh and Fox News have become so popular. Sometimes you want to hear your views stated out loud in a forum where you know others can hear them so you feel like you have a voice in the debate. Even though Rush says so much I disagree with, and makes so little logical sense, I will always have gratitude for him because he was the first media personality I ever heard throwing arguments back at liberals. He wasn't logical, and he wasn't fair, but then neither was all the liberal trash I heard and saw on nightly news and TV shows. When your team is losing because the refs keep favoring the other side, you can't help but feel grateful when a ref enters the field who makes unfair calls in your favor. Sure you would rather have all the refs be fair, but since that isn't happening, you're at least glad to have one of the refs on your side.

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