Giving offense is already a crime in Finland, so they’ve won here already…
Pakistan Presses U.N. to Crack Down on Anti-Islamic Speech
by John Rossomando
June 21, 2019
Pakistan wants the United Nations’ help cracking down on what it considers Islamophobia and hate speech around the globe.
Islamophobia “is today the most prevalent expression of racism and hatred against ‘the other’,” Pakistan’s U.N. Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi saidWednesday during a Security Council meeting on a hate speech proposal.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been a staunch defender of his country’s blasphemy laws. Last year, he defended laws mandating death for those who offend the Prophet Muhammad by “imputation, insinuation or innuendo.”
“It was up to us to explain to the western people the amount of pain they cause us when they ridicule or mock our Holy Prophet,” Khan said at the OIC’s 14th Islamic Summit in Mecca. “I would like to say from this platform that in the forums like the United Nations and the forums like the European Union, we must explain to them that they cannot hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion people under the garb of freedom of expression.”
Terrorism is about political struggle, not religion, he argued, and equating Islam with terrorism does a disservice to the world’s Muslims and fuels massacres such as the March attack at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.