Friday, September 10, 2010

Islam - Muslims - #2121 - Citing Quran Burning Threat, Islamic Body Wants U.N. to Outlaw 'Offenses Against Religion.' - CNS News


Following the uproar over the threatened burning of the Quran by a small Florida church, a leading international Islamic body said Thursday that the United Nations should outlaw “all forms of offense against religions.” “The Florida Dove World Outreach Center Church’s plan to burn copies of the Holy Quran on September 11 … requires immediate action to outlaw all acts of defamation of religions and religious sanctities,” the Morocco-based Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) said in a communique. “It is a blot on humanity that such discriminatory attack against Islam and Islamic holy sites is continuing in the absence of deterrent legal measures, local and international.” ISESCO, an arm of the 56-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), called on the U.N. “to issue an international law criminalizing all forms of offense against religions under any circumstances.” ......... ISESCO’s call was an expected opening salvo in a fresh push by the OIC to use both the Quran-burning threat and the Manhattan mosque dispute to move forward its decade-old campaign to get the U.N. to outlaw what it calls “religious defamation” worldwide.  Read more....... In calling on the U.N., I wonder if this religion of 'peace,' as evidenced by this man in Pakistan protesting the burning of the Quran, would extend this ban in their conduct with Israel.  While I do not condone what the minister in Florida is doing, this call for the U.N. to step in is quite an interesting development.  They obviously can't understand our Constitution and the rights of protection of 'free speech,' even though most Americans would not agree morally with the Florida church.

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