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Archive for March 7th, 2009

Hitchens: UN Resolution to Criminalize Critique of Islam

Posted by iusbvision on March 7, 2009

Hitchens:

A U.N. resolution seeks to criminalize opinions that differ with the Islamic faith.

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty. Click image to expand. The Muslim religion makes unusually large claims for itself. All religions do this, of course, in that they claim to know and to be able to interpret the wishes of a supreme being. But Islam affirms itself as the last and final revelation of God’s word, the consummation of all the mere glimpses of the truth vouchsafed to all the foregoing faiths, available by way of the unimprovable, immaculate text of “the recitation,” or Quran.

If there sometimes seems to be something implicitly absolutist or even totalitarian in such a claim, it may result not from a fundamentalist reading of the holy book but from the religion itself. And it is the so-called mainstream Muslims, grouped in the Organization of the Islamic Conference, who are now demanding through the agency of the United Nations that Islam not only be allowed to make absolutist claims but that it also be officially shielded from any criticism of itself.

And…

It might also help if the Muslim hadith did not prescribe the death penalty for anyone trying to abandon Islam—one could then be surer who was a sincere believer and who was not, or (as with the veil or the chador in the case of female adherents) who was a volunteer and who was being coerced by her family.

Rather than attempt to put its own house in order or to confront such other grave questions as the mass murder of Shiite Muslims by Sunni Muslims (and vice versa), or the desecration of Muslim holy sites by Muslim gangsters, or the discrimination against Ahmadi Muslims by other Muslims, the U.N. resolution seeks to extend the whole area of denial from its existing homeland in the Islamic world into the heartland of post-Enlightenment democracy where it is still individuals who have rights, not religions. See where the language of Paragraph 10 of the resolution is taking us. Having briefly offered lip service to the rights of free expression, it goes on to say that “the exercise of these rights carries with it special duties and responsibilities and may therefore be subject to limitations as are provided for by law and are necessary for respect of the rights or reputations of others, protection of national security or of public order, public health or morals and respect for religions and beliefs.” The thought buried in this awful, wooden prose is as ugly as the language in which it is expressed: Watch what you say, because our declared intention is to criminalize opinions that differ with the one true faith. Let nobody say that they have not been warned.

Read the rest HERE.

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Video: Whoopi – Hey Democrats Don’t Tax Me Coming and Going

Posted by iusbvision on March 7, 2009

I loved hotair.com’s take on this:

Before we get to Whoopi’s explicitly but mildly Howard Beale-esque rant, another member of the View quartet attempts to lecture Obama critics on respect for the office of the Presidency — which brings a snort of scorn from Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who wonders when suddenly dissent stopped being cool.

Wallow, my friends, in the warm flood of hypocrisy.

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Brit Hume: Obama’s Bipartisan Rhetoric Proved Insincere – No Clue on Economy

Posted by iusbvision on March 7, 2009

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Michael Coren’s Oscar Acceptance Speech!!

Posted by iusbvision on March 7, 2009

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Chairman Price Shows America What 9,286 Earmarks Look Like

Posted by iusbvision on March 7, 2009

Yup another pork leaden bill Congress didn’t even read.

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Comedian Steven Crowder on GUNS, Obama and Ghandi – Featuring Michael Moore

Posted by iusbvision on March 7, 2009

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