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UN Outlaws Free Speech

by | 27th, March 2009

WHAT would the personnel aboard Battlestar Galactica makes of the UN’s decision to ban free speech? Were there any Muslims on the BG?

The U.N.’s top human-rights body approved a proposal by Muslims nations Thursday urging passage of laws around the world to protect religion from criticism.

The proposal put forward by Pakistan on behalf of Islamic countries – with the backing of Belarus and Venezuela – had drawn strong criticism from free-speech campaigners and liberal democracies.

You cannot question religion. Fact. Which means there can be no more prophets, right?

A simple majority of 23 members of the 47-nation Human Rights Council voted in favor of the resolution. Eleven nations, mostly Western, opposed the resolution, and 13 countries abstained.

These bastions

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