In the article, Guy Rodgers points out the risk inherent in tolerating relatively minor impositions against liberty. Islam's demand for censorship though national & international imposition of its blasphemy law is one such imposition which threatens our freedom of expression. He illustrates his point with mention of an Austrian M.P. recently prosecuted & convicted of "hate speech" and the pending prosecution of Geert Wilders, Dutch M.P. He shows us that the issue is not novel, with a censorship anecdote more than 200 years old.
Rodgers follows up by reproducing Andrew Bostom's article: "Wilders' Defense of Free Speech". Dr. Bostom goes into some detail concerning the accuracy of Wilders' citation of the Qur'an.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference is pressing for censorship in the U.N. and its append ant bodies. Recent resolutions by the General Assembly & Human Rights Council demand global imposition of Islam's blasphemy laws. That demand is echoed in the Durban II Draft Document.
What consequences would ensue from criminalizing criticism of Nazism before and during the Second World War or Communism at the peak of the Cold War? Accurately identifying and characterizing our enemy is vitally necessary to preparing and executing defense against aggression.
In a representative republic, the electors need to be free to hold open and honest discussion of all facets of current officials, aspirants to high office and their legislative programs. The Democrat Party seeks, through re-imposition of the 'fairness doctrine', 'ownership diversity' and 'community advisory boards' to intimidate broadcasters so that Conservative talk radio hosts will be silenced.
In an article entitled "Why Freedom of Speech?" Baron Bodissey reminds me of a statement by President Barack Hussein Obama in his first international television interview.
Quoted, from msnbc out of context, emphasis added.
Now, my job is to communicate the fact that the United States has a stake in the well-being of the Muslim world, that the language we use has to be a language of respect. I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries.The highlighted expression indicates to this writer that President Obama is in sympathy with the OIC campaign of censorship. It raises severe doubts concerning his supposed withdrawal from the preparations for the U.N. Racism Conference because objections to proposed censorship were cited as one reason for pulling out. The remainder of the excerpt would give the impression that Islam is, as President George W. Bush described it, a 'religion of peace'. In actual fact, it is a war cult. For documented proof of that fatal fact, download and read Know Thine Enemy.chm.
The largest one, Indonesia. And so what I want to communicate is the fact that in all my travels throughout the Muslim world, what I've come to understand is that regardless of your faith -- and America is a country of Muslims, Jews, Christians, non-believers -- regardless of your faith, people all have certain common hopes and common dreams.And my job is to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives and see their children live better lives.
By reading the U.N. resolutions linked above, you can discover how the O.I.C. couches its demands in terms of 'respect' for sanctities and association of Islam with terrorism & violence. By reading the appropriate sections of Shari'ah, you can discover the law they intend to impose. These quotes are from Umdat as-Salik, Book O. [Enter the reference letter & numbers in the search engine in the frame surrounding the text image to locate the text for further exploration. ]
O8.7: Acts that Entail Leaving Islam...
-4- to revile Allah or His messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace);
Those are acts of apostasy, punishable by death, prescribed in this statement.
When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.
In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (A: or his representive) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.
Dhimmis, conquered Jews,Christians & Zoroastrians submitted under a 'treaty of protection' suffer a similar imposition.
Chapter O11.0: Non-Muslim Subjects of the Islamic State (Ahl Al-Dhimma)
Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they:
The agreement is also violated (A: with respect to the offender alone) if the state has stipulated that any of the following things break it, and one of the subjects does so anyway, though if the state has not stipulated that these break the agreement, then they do not; namely, if one of the subject people:
When a subject's agreement with the state has been violated, the caliph chooses between the four alternatives mentioned above in connection with prisoners of war (o9.14).
If the enormity of that has not sunk in, re-read the portions I emphasized until it does. A dhimmi may be killed for criticizing Islam. Like it or not, that is Islamic law, which the O.I.C & President Obama seek to impose upon us. Respect is given where respect is due; not to a war cult. If you don't understand that Islam is a war cult, read O9.1 through O10.3.