Speaking of the lengths to which some people will go to make sure that the truth doesn’t come to you, consider this: this is exactly what the Organization of the Islamic Conference and other entities want to bring to the West. When they speak about banning “hate speech,” they mean banning any speech that they consider insulting to Islam. That will mean speech about religious freedom, not killing apostates, and much, much more.
“Supreme Council Bans Hassan Saeed’s Book,” by Judith Evans in Minivan News, June 18 (thanks to M.):
The government’s Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs has banned a book co-authored by former attorney general and presidential candidate Dr Hassan Saeed, Freedom Of Religion, Apostasy and Islam, on the grounds that it “violates Islamic principles”.
It is the first time the Council has banned a specific title since a short-lived bar on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2005, which was retracted a week later.
Ah yes, the week the mask slipped.
The ban was requested by the Islamic Democratic Party (IDP), which has now called for Saeed to stand down as a presidential candidate — but denies its action was politically motivated.
According to a Wednesday press release from the Supreme Council, importing copies of Freedom Of Religion, Apostasy and Islam or possessing the book in the Maldives is now forbidden.
As well as “violating Islamic principles”, the book contains “phrases that may mislead the public”, according to the council. But it has not specified which parts of the book are at fault.
“If anyone sees the book in the country, please inform the Supreme Council,” the press release continues. “And if anybody has the book, please send your copy to the council without delay.” […]
Hey, will do!
The party is now calling for websites that show the text of the book to be blocked.
If anyone has it, please send it here and I will post it.