A moment of sanity: Hillary Clinton denounces "defamation of religion" laws

Hillary Clinton breaks with her boss, denounces “defamation of religion” laws

Obama just had the U.S. at the UN consponsor with Egypt a resolution against inciting religious hatred. But apparently his Secretary of State is not on board, or not completely on board. “Clinton Denounces Proposed ‘Defamation of Religions’ Policies,” by Michelle A. Vu for the Christian Post, October 27 (thanks to Islam In Action via JW):


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced strong opposition Monday to proposed U.N. resolutions on “defamation of religions,” saying that such policies would restrict free speech.

In opening remarks for the release of the State Department’s Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, Clinton said that while some claim so-called defamation of religions policies would help protect freedom of religion, she “strongly disagree[s].”

“The United States will always seek to counter negative stereotypes of individuals based on their religion and will stand against discrimination and persecution,” Clinton stated. “But an individual’s ability to practice his or her religion has no bearing on others’ freedom of speech.”

The protection of speech about religion and religious discourse is important in a world with many different faith beliefs, asserted the high-ranking U.S. diplomat.

Earlier this year, the U.N. Human Rights Council adopted an anti-defamation draft resolution that human rights groups warn would protect a religion rather than adherents of religions.

Leonard A. Leo, chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, last week testified to Members of Congress that the only religion and religious adherents that are specifically mentioned in the “defamation” resolutions – this year’s and past years – are Islam and Muslims.

“Aside from Islam, the resolutions do not specify which religions are deserving of protection, or explain how or by whom this would be determined,” Leo stated….

And “defamation of Islam,” as we have seen so many times at Jihad Watch, means efforts to resist the jihad and Islamic supremacism — as far as all too many Muslims are concerned.

A comment from Hugh

It’s too late for those in the present Administration, or out of it, who want to push this disgusting resolution. She’s spoken, publicly. They’ve lost. Daria Mogahed and Company will keep on burrowing, as well Muslims who managed to land on Washington staffs as “native informants” as to what Muslims in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, as well as here in the United States, think, and how Muslims will react, and what should be done to win their hearts and minds, but eventually enough people are going to realize that Islam is, at it always has been, at war with Infidels, and we are Infidels, and have no business trying, and no hope of succeeding, in winning Muslim hearts and minds but must create a world where Islam is no longer as potent and as threatening and as potentially able to threaten us, the world’s Infidels, as it is now.

Osama bin Laden, and others who employ terrorism as their chosen weapon of Jihad, acted too quickly, peaked too soon. And as a consequence, Infidels peeked into the Qur’an, Hadith, Sira, and more are doing so every day. And well-informed people, all over the Western world, unchained from mental cliches (fear of the wrongly-used word “racism”; enslavement to a muddy concept called “divesity”; embarrassment over being part of the advanced West, an inheritor of a civilisational legacy that is too obviously more advanced, and so the very idea of an “advanced” society must be self-denyingly denied), are a nightmare for Muslims.