Islamic Governments Angle For Free Speech Curbs In U.S.

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    Pushing for those 'Hate Speech' Laws again i guess. Haven't Americans already decided they don't want to go the way of Western Europe on restricting Free Speech? So why do they keep pushing this? And i know i'm an 'Islamophobic Racist' so lets just get that accusation & insult out of the way up front. No need to spend so much time on that accusation...


    The State Department began a three-day, closed-door meeting Monday to talk about U.S. free speech rules with representatives from numerous Islamic governments that have lobbied for 12 years to end U.S. citizens’ ability to speak freely about Islam’s history and obligations.

    Free speech advocates slammed the event as an effort to gradually curb public criticism of Islam, but it was defended by Hannah Rosenthal, who heads the agency’s office to curb anti-Semitism.

    The meeting is a great success, she said, because governments in the multinational Organisation for Islamic Cooperation have dropped their demand that criticism of Islamic ideas be treated as illegal defamation. Member countries include Pakistan, Iran, Saudia Arabia and Qatar.

    In exchange for dropping the demand, she said, they’re getting “technical assistance [to] build institutions to ensure there will be religious freedom” in their countries, she told The Daily Caller.

    “That’s a joke,” said Andrea Lafferty, a conservative activist who was repeatedly denied information about the meeting.



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    What exactly is there to talk about?
     
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    Two words for any foreigner, Muslim or otherwise, interested in changing our right to free speech: fuck off.
     
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    "The meeting is a great success, she said, because governments in the multinational Organisation for Islamic Cooperation have dropped their demand that criticism of Islamic ideas be treated as illegal defamation."

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    A part of the larger question facing Americans....acquiesce to this censorship, or EU demands on gun control, foreign law in place of the Constitution....etc., etc.....


    The election of 2012 should be framed around these choices....not personalities:

    A. Income equality, economic central planning, global governance under worldwide socialism.

    B. Equality before the law, free market capitalism, the United States Constitution.



    Good post, paulitician...Americans waking up, that's the Hope and Change I'm looking for.
     
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    Someday you could be arrested for saying that. Don't think that's too farfetched either. Stay tuned.
     
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    I agree 100%.
     
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    Yea every couple of years the Left tries to force 'Hate Speech' Laws on us. But the People don't want them. We're not Western Europe. We still value Free Speech here.
     
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    For now, I slowly see that changing.
     
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    Yea i hear ya on that. But for now the People here still do value Free Speech.
     

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