More pressure against the freedom of speech. Watch for much, much more of this in the second Obama term, if there is one. “Saudi king urges UN action against religious insults,” from AFP, October 27 (thanks to Block Ness):
AFP – Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Saturday demanded a UN resolution condemning insults on monotheistic religions after a low-budget film produced in the US sparked deadly protests last month.
“I demand a UN resolution that condemns any country or group that insults religions and prophets,” he said during a meeting at his palace with religious figures and heads of hajj delegations in the Mina valley where pilgrims were performing final rituals of hajj.
“It is our duty and that of every Muslim to protect Islam and defend the prophets.”…
Saudi Arabia had threatened to block YouTube in the kingdom if Google did not respond to a request to deny access to the video footage of the film. YouTube then extended its restrictions on the video to Saudi Arabia….