“However, the right to freedom of expression is not absolute — neither for the creators of material nor their critics. It carries responsibilities and it may, therefore, be subject to restrictions in the name of safeguarding the rights of others. In particular, any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence cannot be considered legitimate exercise of freedom of expression. Under international standards, such “hate speech” should be prohibited by law.”
So calling someone a murderer who then murders someone in retaliation is hurting the murder’s feelings? What? Those were not pictures of Mohammed. Those were pictures of Islam. As the incident played out it proved that those pictures were utterly ACCURATE pictures of Islam. There are few Islamic countries which are not oppressive dictatorships. Calling murderers and oppressive dictators what they are is not “hate speech.” All of those cartoonists are now in fear for their lives.
We are supposed to enact laws to protect would-be murderers?
Amnesty International has lost its moral compass and they should disband. They have received their last dime from me. Oppression must be exposed no matter who is doing the oppressing. We will not enact laws to give some oppressors a free ride for fear of “hurting their feelings.”
Islam treats women like cattle. Even moderate Muslims do not consider civil rights for women to be the least important. Murdering gay people is a national pastime. Rape is virtually not illegal under Islamic law. Freedom of speech and religion are unknown. Personal liberty is despised.
If Amesty International doesn’t stand opposed to all that human suffering, then they do not stand with me.