Sean King

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

UN Seeks to Ban Free Speech
In a move that will give states and other parties who are offended by free speech precedent to further restrict it, the United Nations has again passed the resolution forbidding "defamation of religion."

This is its third time through the Byzantine U.N. voting process. Allegedly put forward to protect religion from, well, people saying mean things, the resolution was tellingly put forward by Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, not a group renowned for its defense of minority religious practice.

So, take any stupid idea and call it a religion and, presto, no one can criticize it. Brilliant!

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