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April 19, 2005

UN Opposes Religious Defamation (Of Islam, but what about Christianity, Judism, and others)

Topics: International News

When it comes to faith and values, the UN and the current U.S. Democratic leadership are in the same sinking boat.

Last week (April 12), the United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted a resolution opposing defamation of religions. The resolution focused on stereotyping of Islam. The United States was one of 16 nations voting against the resolution. Explaining its vote, the US objected that the resolution did not deal more broadly with defamation of other religions as well, or with the misuse of the media and educational systems in this regard.

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(...) The U.S. representative said he voted against the resolution because it did   not address the targeting of religions or people of a certain faith. American   Values President Gary Bauer said that could indicate diplomatic nuance with   a sinister motive in mind.

(...) what we have here is an attempt by a number of Islamic countries to follow their particular agenda and use the power of the United Nations to do that."

(...) The resolution expressed "deep concern that Islam was frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism." Bill Koenig, who follows the U.N. closely as a White House correspondent, said the Muslim faith got a pass.

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Hat tip - Religion Clause

Posted by Hyscience at April 19, 2005 2:26 PM

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