Muslim protesting film are defending Human Rights

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    Over the past dozen years, the human rights bodies of the United Nations have adopted resolutions to condemn "defamation of religion" as a violation of human rights. The first of these resolutions, introduced in 1999 by Pakistan, specified the "defamation of Islam." More generic language was substituted, but everybody understands that only one religion is meant.

    These resolutions are in no way legally binding on anybody. They allow persecution-minded governments and clerics to tell their citizens and adherents that they are not attacking human rights when they pronounce death in the name of religion. They are upholding Human Rights.

    Don't blame the video; defend free speech - CNN.com
     
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    I almost choked on my coffee when I read the little bit of left wing hypocrisy. They murder US Navy Seals and a US diplomat because they are "protecting human rights"? American Christians were subject to far worse affronts to their religious beliefs a couple of years ago when liberals decided that religious bigotry was a form of art. The exhibit featured the Christian icon Virgin Mother smeared in feces and the Crucifix upside down in a vat of urine. The 1st Amendment protects free speech and although a Christmas Manger scene and a Christmas tree are no longer covered by the 1st Amendment and are outlawed on public property it seems religious bigotry is still authorized and protected by the Constitution. Christians voiced their displeasure at the bigotry but they don't kill anyone to try to make a political point.
     
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    There is no right to not be offended.
     
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    Defamation of religion is a violation of human rights.

    And the film protesters should be applauded for sticking up for this most basic of human rights. :cool:
     
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    Ignore Sunni Man. He has stated he wants the US to be a Muslim Country. he started 2 threads, one asking if anyone would move when it happened and a second asking which version of an Islamic flag we would use once we became Islamic.

    Notice he only thinks that Islam should be protected. he stated in his opening OP that only Islam is protected. And he has been in numerous threads claiming that Christians are immoral and that our Country's Bill of Rights is a sin.
     
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    SO we can sue the artists and the places that display Piss Christ and defecation Virgin Mary?

    How about the UN get Busy and enforce that Human Right on the Islamic Countries that outlaw any religion except Islam?

    Or are those different?
     
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    The OP is talking about defending the rights of all religions not to be defamed. :cool:
     
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    Rights can only be based on private property. Defamation of religion doesn't violate anybody's private property.
     
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    Wrong you specifically state that the UN passed a defamation against Islam is bad.

    I REPEAT WHEN do we move into those Islamic Countries that outlaw every religion except Islam to protect the Human rights of the NON Muslims?
     
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    Is the reaction equal to the offense? What counts as a religion? What counts as defamation? Trashing your own neighborhood because of this video is just simple minded.
     

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