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Go to: Freedom Under Fire: U.N. Anti-Blasphemy Resolution

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Forgive me for being obvious & for possibly repeating what someone has already said but .....
Presumably if such a binding resolution is passed, this site(& similar ones) would have to be closed down as the site serves no other purpose BUT to ridicule/criticise/attack (pick your verb)religion and, by definition is "blasphemous" under the definition given in the video clip.
If so, this is indeed the thin of the wedge. I don't know who said it but the following statement seems fitting:
"I don't agree with what you said but I defend your right to say it."
It's mind-boggling to think that under this resolution it would be "illegal(?)" for any government (for example, that of the UK) to be critical of an Islamic country for issuing a fatwah against a British citizen just for writing a novel in which someone Islamic feels offended.
Just imagine the carnage if this site was forced to reveal the names & addresses of posters who had blasphemed Islam.

BTW. I agree that is a pity that Lou D did not let Chris Hutchens speak fully. He's just like Chris Matthews on MSNBC Hardball, where the interviewer speaks more than the interviewee. A good interviewer lets the interviewee speak more (so they can hang themselves or save themselves). It's the way the police & other interrogators play it.

Fri, 27 Feb 2009 13:34:00 UTC | #331399

Go to: Debate: Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D'Souza

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Thank you VeryLee.

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 09:04:00 UTC | #329807

Go to: Debate: Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D'Souza

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I know I'm an ignaramous but now I'm going to demonstrate it to all.When I read "so'n'so" has been removed to alternate thread I want to know what is that thread and where is it?
To be honest I want to argue (sorry, debate) with people with opposing views.
As much as I enjoy this site (I've learned so much) I find the discussions somewhat sterile ie a bit like kissing your sister: nice but not my thing.
Anyone help please?

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 02:03:00 UTC | #329219

Go to: Debate: Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D'Souza

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Having watched this excellent video I now understand why Christopher Hitchens is so reviled. He knows his stuff and often better that his opponent. And he expresses his views cogently & witily.

Sun, 22 Feb 2009 03:17:00 UTC | #328915

Go to: Attendance at religious services, but not religious devotion, predicts support for suicide attacks

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DoctorE & others ask why girls/women become bombers. No 72 virgins for them obviously.

One answer is to atone for the shame of being raped. I'm serious read:
"Iraqi woman had 80 women raped to recruit suicide bombers | Herald Sun"

If true this is a very evil story.

Sat, 21 Feb 2009 00:56:00 UTC | #328397

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