Algeria demanded new efforts Saturday to limit freedom of expression to prevent denigrating attacks on Islam, appealing to the United Nations to take a lead as nations engaged in new debate on the tensions between free speech and religious tolerance.
In an address to the General Assembly, Algeria's foreign minister Mourad Medelci called for global action under the auspices of the United Nations to respond to violent demonstrations provoked by a U.S.-produced video that mocks Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad.
While Medelci didn't offer precise details of how he believed the U.N. could intervene, his call follows similar demands at the General Assembly from scores of leaders in the Muslim world who want new laws to ban insults against Islam.
Actually, perhaps Aman makes a point.
Read more: At UN General Assembly, Algeria joins calls to limit free speech over anti-Islam film
...seems like the leaders of all the Muslim world are jumping on this bandwagon.
Some interesting comments if you read it through.
.............Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari had called in his speech Tuesday to the General Assembly for action led by the U.N. to address a "widening rift" between the Muslim world and the West.
Malaysia's foreign minister Anifah Aman told the General Assembly....
When we discriminate against gender, it is called sexism. When African Americans are criticized and vilified, it is called racism. When the same is done to the Jews, people call it Anti-Semitism. But why is it when Muslims are stigmatized and defamed, it is defended as 'freedom of expression'?" Aman told the General Assembly. Aman he believed it was "time to dwell deeper into the heart of the problem and the real debate — the relationship between freedom of expression and social responsibilities, duties and obligations.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
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But the otherside of that is that the more simplistic argument could, it seems to me, be sold quite easily in a lot of areas of the world.
Because on the surface, it seems logical.
Of course, in the West we are free to criticize any religion we like.
In any case, that corny little video sure has stirred up a whole bunch of shit....
Considering what it was.
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