Thursday, October 08, 2009

BHO's War On Free Speech

From this essay in Human Events:

The Obama Administration has now actually co-sponsored an anti-free speech resolution at the United Nations. Approved by the U.N. Human Rights Council last Friday, the resolution, cosponsored by the U.S. and Egypt, calls on states to condemn and criminalize “any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.”


Last year the Secretary General of the [Organization of the Islamic Conference] chief Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu issued a warning: “We sent a clear message to the West regarding the red lines that should not be crossed” regarding free speech about Islam and terrorism. And he reported success: “The official West and its public opinion are all now well-aware of the sensitivities of these issues. They have also started to look seriously into the question of freedom of expression from the perspective of its inherent responsibility, which should not be overlooked.”

For the first time, an American President has bowed to the OIC’s demands and taken cognizance of that “responsibility”...
Read the entire article.

Once eroded, freedom of speech is consigned to the dustbin of history. We are witnessing the early stages of that consignment to the trash heap right now.

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posted by Always On Watch @ 10/08/2009 07:53:00 AM