Re: [humanism-174] World leaders seek to criminalize blasphemy globally

From: Tim C.
Sent on: Monday, September 24, 2012 3:48 PM
Allies in name only, and only as long as the bucks keep flowing!
Tim Campbell
 
In a message dated 9/24/[masked]:55:31 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
This really pulls back the curtain on the prevailing way
of thinking in the Islamic world. I'm surprised there has
not been more coverage of the Pakistani government
minister who has offered a $100k reward for killing the
filmmaker. And these folks are our allies!

On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:36:52 -0400
  Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
> Turkey's PM Erdogan:
>
> "Freedom of thought and believe ends where the freedom
>of thought and
> belief of others start," Erdogan said. "You can say
>anything about your
> thoughts and beliefs, but you will have to stop when you
>are at the border
> of others freedoms."
>
> http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/142499/turkey-39-s-erdogan-wants-to-prohibit-religious-insults.html
>
> Pakistan PM Raja:
>
> “Let me make it absolutely clear: this is not about
>freedom of expression,
> this is more about hatred, and it also demonstrates
>blatant
> double-standards,” the PM added. “If denying the
>Holocaust is a crime, then
> is it not fair and legitimate for Muslims to demand that
>denigrating and
> demeaning Islam’s holiest personality is no less a
>crime?”
>
> http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-17623-Blasphemy-should-be-declared-crime-globally-PM
>
> Ummm... no thanks, fellas.




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