Conflicting quotes from each article, these really stood out to me:
"The Islamic Conference "believes that the attack on sacredly held beliefs and the defamation of religions, religious symbols, personalities and dogmas impinge on the enjoyment of human rights of followers of those religions," the letter said."
""We feel there's no such thing as a human right not to be offended," he said. "We live in a democratic society, which means you get offended and you better get used to that.""
Personally I feel this proposed ban on blasphemy is absolutely absurd, out of the question, how do you separate what may be offensive to some and not others? How can one define
a law like this anyways!? I personally feel there is no way this treaty could effect North Americans, but then again I never say never to anything anymore, there are a lot of crazy people in this world and unfortunately they seem to be the ones running the show, for the most part. If this is attempted in North American laws I am confident there would be a massive uproar, rightfully so.
How do you feel about blasphemy day? Any thoughts on this possible threat to freedom of speech?