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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Clinton Takes a Stand Against Islamic Censorhip - Denounces Proposed 'Defamation of Religions' Policies

Thanks to Damien for sending this in.

MY OPINION ON THIS STORY - IT IS MORE EVIDENCE THAT THE JIG IS UP FOR OBAMA.

HILARY KNOWS OBAMA IS GOING DOWN

SHE KNOWS WHAT'S WHAT - SHE GETS THE INTELLIGENCE - SHE KNOWS OBAMA IS IGNORNING THE FACTS ON THE GROUND

SHE KNOWS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE RECOGNIZING THAT OBAMA DOES NOT HAVE AMERICA'S BEST INTEREST AT HEART

AND SHE KNOWS THAT, IF SHE IS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION, SHE MUST POSITION HERSELF TO BEAT SARAH PALIN

THAT'S WHY SHE IS TAKING THIS STAND - AND THAT'S OK WITH ME

IT'S TIME SOMEONE FINALLY STOOD UP AND SAID, "THIS FAR AND NO FURTHER".

From Islam in Action:


Hillary Clinton has actually done the right thing and is taking a stand against the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), and the United Nations which in the past had banned any criticism of Islam in regards to human rights. Miracles do happen!


Clinton Denounces Proposed 'Defamation of Religions' Policies
By Michelle A. Vu|Christian Post Reporter

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.

“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.

Several prominent groups working with persecuted Christians have also spoken out against the resolutions, which are sponsored annually by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, because they say the policies would be manipulated to further harass Christians and other religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries.

“Many Christians living in these countries [that make up the Organization of Islamic Conference] are already severely impacted by restrictive laws – especially those living under strict Shariah law,” said Open Doors USA President/CEO Carl Moeller. “From the right to worship freely to the ability to share the Gospel, the Defamation of Religions Resolution threatens to justify local laws that already marginalize Christians."

Since 1999, the Organization of the Islamic Conference has annually sponsored a "defamation of religions" resolution in the U.N. Human Rights Council, and, since 2005, in the General Assembly.

The resolution adopted this past March by the U.N. Human Rights Council is currently non-binding, but OIC has publicly stated that its goal is for the U.N. to adopt a binding international covenant against the “defamation of religions.” Next month, a similar resolution will be considered for adoption by the General Assembly.

More:

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.”

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8 Comments:

Blogger christian soldier said...

she may be an 'internationalist' --her words - on this- are right on...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:05:00 pm  
Anonymous revereridesagain said...

Will she make it clear that the resolutions protect only Muslims -- most people are probably not aware of that -- and then challenge Obama to reject them? She has to make very clear to the public what adoption of this as a binding resolution will mean in practice here and abroad. Which might actually get people's attention.

I don't care what her ulterior motives are either. Hillary, hit the alarm button!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:17:00 pm  
Blogger Damien said...

Pastorius,

I knew you'd like this story. For the most part, I really don't care either, why Hillary is doing this as long as she not doing it for a reason that will make it likely that she will turn around on a dime as soon as someone in her base complains or she receives a couple death threats. She's doing the right thing, and it will be a bit harder for the democrats to demonize one of their own, especially if they think they might need her later on. But even so, I'm glad that some liberal democrats have the cuts to speak out against this.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:23:00 pm  
Blogger Damien said...

Pastorius,

Sorry about the bad spelling the title. That's their fault more than mine.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:25:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

RRA,
Good point that she hasn't made it clear that the UN resolution only bans speech against Islam.

But, at least we're on our way.

And, like Damien said, it will be hard for the Dems to demonize one of their own.

Though, I have expected Obama to axe Hilary from day one.

Maybe she's starting to realize her days are numbered.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:39:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

It sure would be fun to watch Hilary and Palin duke it out for the next few years over the lame duck Obama.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:40:00 pm  
Blogger Damien said...

Pastorius,

I doubt that it will be Hillary and Palin dukeing it out in 2012. For one thing, I doubt Palin will run in the next election, also I hava a feeling that Obama will run and be nominated again, even if his chances are slim.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:57:00 pm  
Blogger Ben said...

Hillary's Dept. of State, just last month, co-sponsored with Egypt a UNHRC resolution which, while not including the Defamation boilerplate, would, if enforced, make this blog illegal.
You can find the details in my blog post Freedom of Opinion and Expression in the United Nations category at http://www.snooper.wordpress.com/

The UNHRC's Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards is meeting to code a legally binding protocol to ICERD which will make us criminals and will be enforcible as international law. Almost nobody is raising the alarm.

There is one counter attack: the International Qur'an Petition. You can find the details at http://www.crusadersarmory.co.cc/


BTW, Sarah Palin went to Hong Kong a few months back and made stupid remarks about Islam which prove that she is either abysmally ignorant or a liar in the mold of Shrub. I will not support her.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:40:00 am  

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