Qatar Muslims call on UN to make contempt of Islam illegal

The scary thing is that the UN is quite likely to help out with such a request.

A leading Islamic organization has called on the United Nations to make “contempt of religions” illegal. The group also urges followers to continue peaceful protests against images of Prophet Mohammed and says the West should do more to protect Muslims.

The International Union of Muslim Scholars, which is based in Qatar, has urged Muslim’s “not to resort to violence,” after a cartoon of the prophet appeared in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Its publication following the January 7-9 terror attacks in Paris, led to widespread protests across the Muslim world, some of which turned violent.

Influential preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi wants a law to be brought in by the UN to forbid the “contempt of religions,” according to an article he wrote, which was published on the organization’s website.

That seems all well and good if Islam was a religion.  Unfortunately, it’s also an ideology.  It’s a complete manual of how to run business, a legal system, society itself, and even how to prepare food.  

“The Union calls on Islamic countries to submit a global law draft criminalizing the defamation of religions and the prophets and the holy sites of all, through a global conference to discuss clauses in complete freedom,” the preacher added.

He condemned the decision by the French journal to publish the cartoon saying that it gave“credibility” to the idea that “the West is against Islam,” AFP reported.

Al-Qaradawi has called on the West to provide better protection for Muslims living in Western countries. Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, there have been over 100 threats made against Muslims living in France, which is double the number of offenses recorded for the whole of January 2014.

The Union concluded its message by urging all nations and civilizations to try and coexist peacefully, though it does admit that this harmony is being threatened because of the recent events.

I don’t think there is a great need for Western societies to draw rude pictures of Muhammed, but in the face of so many deaths, it seems like a sensible thing to do.

Islam asks us to stop drawing images, so they can stop killing people.

Do they even hear what they’re saying?

 

– RT


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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