Saturday, March 15, 2008

Legal Jihad

Muslims are planning new ways to censor truth, and new ways to creep the Sharia a bit further into our lives.

For those of you who don't know, the Sharia is Islamic law. It is cruel, barbaric, intolerant, and unjust. It places Muslim men above all other people, Islam above all other religions, and punishments are meted out to benefit Muslims and Islam.

DAKAR, Senegal - The Muslim world has created a battle plan to defend its religion from political cartoonists and bigots. [Ed: Apparently, Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press Writer, considers anyone who insults Islam a 'bigot'.]

Concerned about what they see as a rise in the defamation of Islam, leaders of the world's Muslim nations are considering taking legal action against those that slight their religion or its sacred symbols. It was a key issue during a two-day summit that ended Friday in this western Africa capital.

The Muslim leaders are attempting to demand redress from nations like Denmark, which allowed the publication of cartoons portraying the Prophet Muhammad in 2006 and again last month, to the fury of the Muslim world.

Though the legal measures being considered have not been spelled out, the idea pits many Muslims against principles of freedom of speech enshrined in the constitutions of numerous Western governments. - Muslims nations: Defame Islam, get sued?

Clearly, Muslims do not understand the concept of free speech:

"I don't think freedom of expression should mean freedom from blasphemy," [Ed: Um, yes, it does. Freedom of expression means exactly that. It places all religions on equal ground, to be mock or to be embraced. Islam is not above freedom speech.] said Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, the chairman of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference. "There can be no freedom without limits."

Hopefully, the United States will soon come to its senses. What we need is legislation that protects citizens from frivolous lawsuits that attack the very freedoms we are guaranteed by the constitution.

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