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Dec 4 2009
poll shows support for allowing religious criticism

I have been quite concerned about the moves taken by the UN to make criticism of religions a recognized international crime. Apparently, I'm not alone:

A majority of citizens in 13 of 20 nations say that they support the right to criticize religion, according to a recent poll by, an international collaborative whose aim is to give voice to public opinion on global issues, conducted their recent poll of 18,487 people in light of lobbying at the United Nations by Islamic countries who are seeking to introduce a worldwide blasphemy law. The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a group of 56 Muslim nations, has been championing the proposed UN resolution, which calls on all nations of the world "to effectively combat defamation of all religions and incitement to religious hatred in general and against Islam and Muslims in particular."

For more info, see this

HNN Story.

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