Indonesian President at UN calls for legally binding Sharia blasphemy law criminalizing criticism of Islam
Or else. “Yudhoyono touts blasphemy ban at UN,” by Bagus BT Saragih for The Jakarta Post, September 26 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Indonesia is calling on the UN”s member states to adopt a legally binding instrument to ban blasphemy against religious symbols and to promote dialogue between different faiths, civilizations and cultures.
Speaking before hundreds of world leaders at the UN General Assembly, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said such an instrument was needed to prevent incitements to violence based on religion.
“This instrument, a product of international consensus, shall serve as a point of reference that the world community must comply with,” Yudhoyono said.
In addition, the President said that a dialogue was needed to build cooperation globally.
“These communities will become bulwarks for peace and they will make it difficult, if not impossible, for any kind of armed conflict to erupt,” Yudhoyono said….
In other words, pass international Sharia blasphemy laws, and the riots will stop. But the implication is that if we maintain free speech, more “armed conflicts” will erupt. This shows, as I have pointed out many times, how the violent jihad and the stealth jihad work hand-in-hand, and are two related and mutually dependent aspects of the same initiative.
The President said that the defamation of different religions has persisted, mentioning Innocence of Muslims, the US-made film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad that has caused an international uproar and spawned riots that have claimed several lives.
“Different religions”? Come on, Bambang. Only Muslims care.
The President said that the UN”s Universal Declaration of Human Rights underlined that all people must observe morality and public order in exercising their freedom of expression.
“Freedom of expression is therefore not absolute,” Yudhoyono said in an address that principally focused on global security….