Atheist Group Petitions U.N. to Reject Islamic Calls for Global Blasphemy Laws

Update:

This is commendable. However, the UN is dominated by the Islamic bloc of 57 OIC countries, they will not give this any traction. As for atheists, I stand by my previous statement:

They believe in nothing and their numbers are next to nothing. They are noisy and obnoxious when it comes to Christianity and Judaism, but they are cringing dhimmies when it comes to islam. I start caring for atheists once they pledge their unwavering allegiance to the counter jihad.

From the Blaze »

“The right to criticize religion is protected…”

Christians, no doubt, fall victim to discrimination across the globe, but there’s another group that is increasingly calling out the crimes and offenses that are committed against it: Atheists and non-believers.

TheBlaze already told you about the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s (IHEU) recent report, which found widespread global mistreatment of non-theists. Now, the same organization has approached the United Nations during its Spring opening session and is appealing for attention to be drawn to the global assault that it says is underway against atheists, agnostics and humanists.

Additionally, the group is combating attempts by some Muslim nations to seek out a global blasphemy ban. In defending the rights of these minority groups, the organization is also supporting the freedom of any and all theistic beliefs.

International Humanist and Ethical Union Petitions U.N. to Reject Islamic Calls for Global Blasphemy Laws

In its report to the international body, the IHEU, a group that represents more than 120 non-theist groups in 45 countries, said that atheists are severely penalized in some states, with the death penalty serving as the most severe ramification for a refusal to embrace God. The submission to the U.N.’s Human Rights Council read, in part:

“The universal human right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, as laid down in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent treaties, protects the freedom of conscience of every human being. Just as freedom of religion or belief protects the right of the individual to follow a religion, it also protects the right to reject any religion or belief, to identify as humanist or non-religious, and to manifest non-religious convictions through expression, teaching and practice. Whilst this fundamental right includes the right not to reveal your beliefs or religious identification, and the right not to take part in religious ceremonies, it also includes the freedom to argue for those beliefs in public, and to seek to persuade others of the merits of your beliefs, or the flaws of theirs, through debate and criticism.

“The right to criticize religion is protected also by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Atheist speech is therefore protected by both Articles 18 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Despite having protection under international law, the atheist collective claims that non-believers are regularly tormented and often face legal hurdles. These issues can range from more benign ramifications to death, depending on the nation these individuals reside in.

International Humanist and Ethical Union Petitions U.N. to Reject Islamic Calls for Global Blasphemy Laws

While atheists and Christians often clash in the public sphere, there are many sentiments that people of faith will agree with. The document defends the right to both practice — and reject — religion. Additionally, the IHEU’s efforts are aimed at preventing a world-wide ban on the defamation of religion, a sentiment that some Islamic nations have been seeking through the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Reuters has more about calls for a blasphemy ban:

…Earlier this month a top official of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said the body would be focusing on getting agreement on criminalizing denigration of religion in coming talks with Western countries.

In November last year, the head of the 21-country Arab League told the U.N. Security Council in New York his organisation wanted a binding international framework to ensure “that religious faith and its symbols are respected”.

The IHEU, and other non-governmental rights groupings, argue that many Muslim governments use this terminology and the concept of “religious blasphemy” within their own countries to cow both atheists and followers of other religions.

The IHEU fears that this designation would empower nations to denigrate both non-believers and those who embrace other faiths outside of the Islamic sphere. The organization specifically called out Afghanistan, Iran, Maldives, Mauritania, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Sudans as nations that give the death penalty in cases pertaining to personal beliefs.

The IHEU also argued in its document that religious systems do not have human rights and that individuals do, thus there should be no conflict between “the rights of religion and the right to free speech.” It’s main argument? People should be protected, regardless of what they believe (or don’t believe, for that matter).

“There is no conflict in law between these rights and freedoms,” explained Sonja Eggerickx, president of IHEU. “The conflict arises where national laws oppress the rights to freedom of thought and expression which we all deserve.”

You can read the report in its entirety here.

(H/T: Reuters via Yahoo!)

France in deep doodoo

“Arabic is the language of the future”-- Nicolas Sarkozy, Frances faux ‘conservative’ ex PM.

France teaching quran in the public schools

Hollande’s bankrupt socialist  government is forcing schools to teach parts of the koran.

A Muslim Congressman, Andre Carson, thinks that US schools should do this, too.

The government is forcing schools to teach parts of the koran. This, after having removed all Christian crosses from ALL classrooms and making Christianity in schools forbidden. It is causing french people to revolt and pull kids out of these courses forced upon them. (Pamela Geller has more)

Hungarian TV reports on the “Sensitive Zones” (ZUS) of the suburbs of Paris, where police are forced use military-style armored vehicles to enter the culturally enriched no-go zones.

They tried to snatch away our camera, they spat on us, jostled us, and they tried to run us over with a quad. The perpetrators are increasingly youngsters. — A War Zone in the Banlieues (GoV)

Jihad against France in Cameroon:

Jihad group threatens to murder French hostage family if its demands aren’t met

Kidnapping infidels and releasing them for ransom or killing them — whichever is more advantageous for the Muslims — is fully sanctioned in Islamic law: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, ‘When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks’ (Qur’an sura 47, verse 4)” — Abu’l-Hasan al-Mawardi, al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah (The Laws of Islamic Governance), trans. by Dr. Asadullah Yate, (London), Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd., 1996, p. 192.

“Islamists threaten to kill French kidnapped in Cameroon,” by John Irish and Bate Felix for Reuters, February 25 (thanks to JW):

(Reuters) – Gunmen claiming to be from Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist group threatened on Monday to kill a kidnapped French family of seven if authorities in Nigeria and Cameroon do not release Muslim militants held there.

UK: Cowardice, Dhimmitude & Intimidation

 “Unjustly targeted”

How dare the mushrikeen blame Muslims for wanting to kill apostates and kafirs!

The Intimidation of City University

From the Gates of Vienna

City University in London recently closed a Muslim prayer room after students refused to submit their sermons to the university administration for advance scrutiny. The university had good reason to monitor what was going on in that room — one speaker was recorded advocating the killing of apostates.

Now the Muslim student group is unhappy with the “discrimination” against its members, and is busy mau-mauing the university authorities with the usual “diversity” rhetoric.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video from PressTV: Continue reading →

Britain’s Liberal Death Wish (GoV)

Paul Weston’s latest essay contemplates the swamp of insanity into which Modern Multicultural Britain has stumbled, paying special attention to the preoccupation of the police with “diversity” and “discrimination”.–Continue reading →

That’s Dhimmitude:

Cringing Dhimmi British Ambassador Bows and Scrapes to Please His Muselmanic Masters:

UK Ambassador to Egypt, James Watt showing his subservience  (vladtepesblog.com)

Reminds me of this:

“I summon my blue-eyed slaves anytime it pleases me. I command the Americans (fill in dhimmi nation  of your choice……………….)  to send me their bravest soldiers to die for me. Anytime I clap my hands a stupid genie called the American ambassador appears to do my bidding. When the Americans die in my service their bodies are frozen in metal boxes by the US Embassy and American airplanes carry them away, as if they never existed. Truly, America is my favorite slave.”–King Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz, Jeddeh 1993

UK Converts to Islam Seemingly on the Rise

Apparently Islam is on the rise in the UK not only because of the increasing number of Muslim immigrants and their progenies, but also due to the natives who convert to Islam either spontaneously or in order to marry Muslims.

A source says that the number of Britons converting to Islam has doubled between 2001 and 2011, and these are more women than men.– Enza Ferreri has more….

UK: Far Left Guardian Does Hijab Promo For Iran

Islam: a crime against children 

“Maintaining demand for the hijab is a cradle-to-the-grave pursuit.”

Iran tackles ‘inappropriate dressing’ by teaching chastity and hijab to toddlers

Morality police adopt a more root-and-branch approach in battle against females who show too much hair or makeup.

Female Iranian university students. The governor of Tehran recommends rolling out chastity and hijab classes in kindergartens before reaching those in higher education.

Denmark: A Century and Three Quarters of Telling the Truth about Islam

“And So Therefore I Speak”

Speech given by Lars Hedegaard to the Danish Free Press Society  February 21, 2013 thanks to GoV & Vlad Tepes.

There is a transcript of the speech on GoV:

I have written down my speech and it will be published

I’ve done this because there are journalists present here today and they don’t always fully understand what I’m saying.  (Read it all)

Denmark: A Century and Three Quarters of Telling the Truth about Islam

Andrew G. Bostom

Over the past two years, I have chronicled the ongoing travails of my intrepid colleague Lars Hedegaard, the Danish journalist and historian,  most recently, his narrowly surviving an assassination attempt by a likely Muslim assailant.

Hedegaard’s plight, and his voiced (and written) opinions on Islam whetted my curiosity about what the profound 19th century Danish writer and polymath, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), may have opined — if anything — on the Muslim creed. Kierkegaard, although renowned as the “father” of existentialist philosophy, produced a vast, highly original output, as summarized by the venerable Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which transcended

… the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, literary criticism, devotional literature and fiction.

Continue reading

If there’s no place for sharia in Australia, then why is this “conference” not banned?

Amanie Australia Islamic Finance Forum 2013

Islamic Finance in Australia: Opening New Islamic Investment Opportunities

‘Guest of Honor’ is dhimmi in chief  Bill Shorten, Financial Services Minister (this guy is a menace!)

With the success and rapid growth of Islamic finance, and the recent granting of the first Islamic finance AFSL licence in Australia, the time is optimal for us to proudly host our next major international event in Melbourne, Australia. We are proud to announce the 1st Amanie Australian Islamic Finance Forum, to be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  (Continue Reading)

Meanwhile,  PM JuLiar Gillard is vote whoring on the culturally enriched side of town. She calls it the “heartland” and is prepared to even sleep there. Her houseboy will be pleased.   Gillard’s expedition to Rooty Hill will cost her

Hostages to Islam

Hostages to Islam

Andrew Bolt

What filth are these kidnappers, and what is it in their faith that tells them this is holy work?

Hostages to Islam they are indeed, but Andrews question above shows that he (still) doesn’t ‘get it’. Hostage taking is  Islam 101, its part of the religion. Muhammad did it, so the soldiers of allah do it. Its what they have  for centuries, for 1400 years, to be exact.

A VIDEO has appeared on YouTube of seven kidnapped members of a French family with their abductors, who claim to be from Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and have demanded the release of prisoners.

The video that France’s foreign minister called “terribly shocking” represented the first images of the family to emerge since their abduction in Cameroon on February 19.

At the start of the video, the father – named as Tanguy Moulin-Fournier, reads a statement from a piece of paper, his four children in front of him, his wife and brother beside him.

Update:

There is a way to deal with this. Watch the following video of Hizb-ut Tahrir spokesturd Uthman Badar trying to intimidate the French consul in Melbourne. Western nations should band together and stand firm, this menace can and should be eliminated in no time. We should arrest Uthman and his supporters, all of them, make them dig a trench to Perth until the hostages are released or put them  against the wall and shoot them. With our multicultural pussyfooting around the issues we’ll never get on top of this:

Hizb ut-Tahrir delivers open letter to French consulate (Sydney) re French assault on Mali

Watch the parade of hijabbed breeders at the beginning of the show, and get yourself some popcorn.

Curry Princess Wants “More Space” For Islam

There is never enough space for Islam.

Be good dhimmies, she tells Christians and Jews:

Warsi defended the right of Muslims, Christians, Jews and others to publicly practice their religion:

“In practice this means individuals not diluting their faiths … and nations not denying their religious heritages,” she said.

Where is Prince Charles when you need him? Isn’t he the ‘Defender of the Faith(s)?’

Let’s face it, by Paki  standards she’s not a crook.

From the same website:

Qaradawi, Khan and Qadhi: Scholars of the Year

What does the scholar of the year teach?  In a 9 January 2009, sermon, Qaradawi prayed: