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Assassinations kill chances of Muslim anti-blasphemy rule at the U.N.

Assassinated Pakistani leader Salman Taseer

A Muslim push to get the U.N. to approve worldwide anti-blasphemy rules has been quietly dropped after the recent murders of two Pakistani politicians who opposed that country’s controversial laws.

Pakistan’s strict regulations against defaming the Prophet Mohammed or speaking negatively about the Koran have been seriously abused, say opponents.


“A long-term campaign by the U.N.’s large Muslim bloc to impose worldwide blasphemy strictures — like those in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran — was given a quiet burial last week in the Human Rights Council, the U.N.’s main human-rights body,” reports author Nina Shea.

She is the director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom and co-author of Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedoms Worldwide, published by Oxford University Press.

Assassinated Christian politician Shahbaz Bhatti


“At the session that ended in Geneva on March 25, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, sensing defeat, decided not to introduce a resolution calling for criminal penalties,” she reported.

The attempt to get U.N. approval “was inspired by Ayatollah Khomeini’s infamous 1989 fatwa, directing ‘all zealous Muslims to execute quickly’ the British author Salman Rushdie and others involved with his book The Satanic Verses, reports Shea. “While not explicitly embracing vigilantism, the Saudi Arabia-based organization of 56 member states quickly endorsed Khomeini’s novel principle: that Western law should be subject to Muslim measures against apostasy and blasphemy.”

The effort caused extreme discomfort at the U.N., says Shea.


“It deviates sharply from the historically rooted object of international human rights protections by addressing the interests of religious institutions and interpretations, rather than the rights of individuals,” Leonard Leo, chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, explained to Congress in 2009.

Aasia Bibi, condemned for blasphemy


“The coup de grâce for the resolution was the murder this month of Pakistan’s renowned minister of minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, because he opposed his own country’s blasphemy laws,” writes Shea. “His murder followed that of Punjab governor Salman Taseer and the death sentence given for blasphemy to a Christian mother of five, Aasia Bibi, whom Taseer had defended.

“It was now impossible for even the Human Rights Council to ignore the disgrace of the blasphemy laws of Pakistan — the main sponsor of its blasphemy resolutions all these years.”

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Regina McGlashen

posted November 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Obama and his muslim background and allegiances are bringing forth the horrible and dire nature of the faith that allows pedophilia, murder and suicides as a way of spiritual glory! I have never seen so much propoganda and invasion concerning any religion before Obama was made potus! We have freeedom of religion in this country, and that does not mean imposing your beliefs or tenets on any other peoples! PERIOD! I am so sick of catering to the muslim religion and listening to their BS about being moderate and kind, I could vomit! We have allowed them to take over our public schools with “prayer provisions” while denying Christians the same religious freedom. Some of our states, in their ignorance and complicity are taking on Sharia law attempting to overrule our constitution. If muslims must infiltrate our country and find it a better place to live than their ancestral homes, they need to have respect for our laws and learn to assimilate as AMERICANS…. OR GET THE HELL OUT! They can take their propoganda machines and lies and stick them where there sun IS shining for the suppressed, third world nations that choose to live under a false god that demands world domination at any cost!

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posted November 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm

The Muslim faith has been allowed – by God – to grow to eventually create the situation of Armageddon – NO TIME TABLE exist .. but the ingredients’ are all there for this to happen .. Hope in the Lord that it does no – as He CAN change His mind or be influenced by faith and prayer.

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Brother K

posted May 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Welcome to the world of all sinners. I, you, us, yes all of us are all sinners, no matter what religious you are or what book you read, we are given the choice of what religious we enjoy and what book we will adhered to. How can one say that this is the right way or this is the wromg way, when we are all sinners. My prayers are with all of you on what choice you choose, which will be your deciding factor upon death.

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posted April 18, 2011 at 11:33 am

I will pray and fast for you and fast for everyone who is persecuted,mislead,and bound to laws of their region. It says everyman will be held accountable for their actions. I am sure you are very loved by our Father and you will die for his names sake. Fear not their faces you will be granted Eternal life in heaven. I learned our wages to pay for our sins is through death.I have been doing a lot of repenting because I know the time is drawing near. The one coming. Christ will be amongst us soon to deliver us out of the fire. He is demonstrating the power of his wrath to all who understand. He shook the Earth to cause a quake to terrify untie and let loose the nations, foreign nations, gentile, heathen. There is too much writen for one man to understand so no one is authorized to kill our Eternal Father does not envolk hatred he instills love. To kill hatred. Also on that Pastors behalf looks like some hatred got to him as well. We have no right to put judgements on others beliefs and furthermore place it on trial and burn sacred books as if wicked. Pastor treat others how you want to be treated and what you did should not affect any Christian cause I wouldn’t want to be judged for your actions I furthermore can not even say you act as a man with a calling. Nothing angelic about putting another mans belief on trial and stirring up hatred. The opposer, the one we reffer to as Satan that is his works. We all belong to our Father in heaven and many have been misled. Christians have to selectively read too because there is fishbait in some of our doctrines aswell. Just STOP when you hate, the opposer wins and gains stregnth over our Nation. The spirit of our Father binds us as one. So we are killing our brethen and sisters, what fools demonic angels can lead us to be. Dont allow hatred to consume your hearts. Our Father is never changing. I will ask all my friends and family to pray and fast this does not require hatred it shows love.

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Shira Israel-Levin

posted April 17, 2011 at 1:44 am

The murders of the two Pakistani politicians and the condemnation of
Aasia Bibi are examples of the demonic nature of radical Islam. It is
evident that Satan imspired the religion. At one time Mohammed
suspected he was demon possed but his wife convinced him the messages
he was receiving were from God. I believe his initial suspicion was
correct. Mohammed was deceived and so are the followers of the religion
he founded. Pray that God will reveal the truth to Muslims.

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posted April 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I am surprised, that more have not stepped up the plate to PRAY for Aasisa Bibi AND others like her, in situations like this. This is a violation of human rights; the blasphemy laws are just a excuse to prosecute Christians and others. Brothers and sisters in Christ, wake up……….forgive me please if I have offended anyone. I do think God is calling us to pray for each other and be supportive; and not to pretend that things are o.k. when they are not..
Sincerely, Sue

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posted April 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm

The fact that radical Islam seems to find so many willing suicides seems less of a testament for a religion worth dying for than it does for a religion not worth living under

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posted April 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

It appears to be OKAY to belittle or perhaps dismiss Christians as ” fundy wingnuts “, ” whack – jobs “, etc., or to do something equally disrespectful to Jews & Judaism, but for some reason everyone has to kowtow to practices & elements of the Islamic faith.

P.C. running rampant & lopsided…..

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posted April 5, 2011 at 7:07 am

Since when did Ron Kirby introduce “Today’s Features”? I subscribed to a Prayer for the Day. That interesting element has now taken a backseat to Bible babble. “Today’s Features” included (April 3) a “prank video” which was a genuine Republican Party racist ad, shown in Chicago on April 4. Today’s feature on anti-blasphemy rules is equally off-point. has turned into wingnut interpretations/sales pitches.

I subscribed to prayers and not to politics!

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Alden G

posted April 5, 2011 at 4:21 am

Blasphemy is wrong – Islam or Christian or Jew … Koran, New Testments or Old Testments .. especially (to my own heart) the Old and New Testments – are God’s word and not to be taken in vain… and

To pass a LAW for special treatment of ONE is NOT the way to do it.

I fear the Lord – and do NOT need Man’s law to keep me speaking with reverence and love of HIS word.

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