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Was the Israel Lobby Behind This, Too?

While Friends of Freeman bemoan the muffling of dissent effectuated by “supporters of Israel,” others may be interested in seeing what religiously motivated censorship actually looks like:

A new U.N. resolution circulated today by Islamic states would define any questioning of Islamic dogma as a human rights violation, intimidate dissenting voices, and encourage the forced imposition of Sharia law.

UN Watch obtained a copy of the Pakistani-authored proposal after it was distributed today among Geneva diplomats attending the current session of the UN Human Rights Council. Entitled “Combating defamation of religions,” it mentions only Islam.

Of course, Freeman’s professional second home, Saudi Arabia has been working toward the introduction of this resolution for years now. It’s hard to call this “ironic” when exploitation of liberal hypocrisy is exactly what’s expected. But that doesn’t mean it ceases to be unsettling.