Human Rights Protection for Persecuted Muslims

The U.N. is considering a resolution that would circumscribe any criticism of religion in general. You can read it here.

I love this resolution. In theory, it would make it a Human Rights violation for any racism, radical discrimination, xenophobia, or any forms of intolerance based on religions. He is a portion of it:

Noting with deep concern the instances of intolerance, discrimination and acts of violence against followers of certain faiths occurring in many parts of the world, in addition to the negative projection of certain religions in the media and the introduction and enforcement of laws and administrative measures that specifically discriminate against and target persons with certain ethnic and religious backgrounds, particularly Muslim minorities following the events of 11 September 2001, and that threaten to impede their full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Stressing that defamation of religions is a serious affront to human dignity leading to a restriction on the freedom of religion of their adherents and incitement to religious hatred and violence,

Noting with concern that defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general could lead to social disharmony and violations of human rights, and alarmed at the inaction of some States to combat this burgeoning trend and the resulting discriminatory practices against adherents of certain religions and, in this context, stressing the need to effectively combat defamation of all religions and incitement to religious hatred in general and against Islam and Muslims in particular,

Convinced that respect for cultural, ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity, as well as dialogue among and within civilizations, are essential for global peace and understanding, while manifestations of cultural and ethnic prejudice, religious intolerance and xenophobia generate hatred and violence among peoples and nations,

Underlining the important role of education in the promotion of tolerance, which involves acceptance by the public of and its respect for diversity,

Noting the various regional and national initiatives to combat religious and racial intolerance against specific groups and communities and emphasizing, in this context, the need to adopt a comprehensive and non-discriminatory approach to ensure respect for all races and religions, as well as various regional and national initiatives,

This resolution was submitted by Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC).

Now the OIC represents 57 nations that claim a Muslim majority of the population. In these 57 countries, Christians and Jews are persecuted and killed because they do not follow Islam. So according to this resolution, in theory, persecuting Christians will become a human rights violation. You don’t see that at first, because when you start reading this, you can clearly see that it is trying to protect Islam and Muslims in particular.

Hopefully, if this passes, the hypocrisy in those Muslim nations will be seen and the human rights violations that are being committed will be denounced and exposed so that all religions can prosper while in their borders.


Filed under Christianity, Misc, Politics, Religion

2 responses to “Human Rights Protection for Persecuted Muslims

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