Monday, April 6, 2009

The Economist Takes a Stand Against Religious Defamation as Rights Violation

April 2nd, 2009: The Economist speaks out against the Human Rights Council decision to create a 'religious defamation' human rights violation:

"What exactly is it the drafters of the council resolution are trying to outlaw? To judge from what happens in the countries that lobbied for the vote—like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan—they use the word “defamation” to mean something close to the crime of blasphemy, which is in turn defined as voicing dissent from the official reading of Islam."

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