“Most importantly, the resolution still seeks to curtail and penalize speech.” Indeed. That’s exactly its purpose. The point here is to criminalize honest discussion of how Islamic jihadists and supremacists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify their activities. The OIC wants to render the West mute, and hence defenseless, against the advancing jihad threat.
“Blasphemy Resolution Passes U.N. Committee,” by Adelle M. Banks for Religion News Service, November 25 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
A resolution combating the “vilification of religions” was adopted Tuesday by a United Nations committee, but religious freedom advocates who oppose the measure say support for it continues to diminish.
The resolution by Islamic countries is scheduled to be considered by the U.N. General Assembly in December.
The vote — 76 yes, 64 no, and 42 abstentions — received fewer affirmative votes than last year, said Freedom House, a human rights group that has worked against the resolution….
Days before its passage, the Organization of the Islamic Conference relabeled the resolution as condemning “vilification of religions” instead of “defamation of religions,” but U.S. officials and advocates continued to oppose it.
“We are disappointed to see that despite our efforts and discussions on this resolution, the text once again seems to take us farther apart, rather than helping to bridge the historical divides,” said John F. Sammis, an official of the U.S. Mission to the U.N., told the committee considering the resolution. “Most importantly, the resolution still seeks to curtail and penalize speech.”