I'm praying that this new religious law will be ignored
Published 06/03/2009 | 00:00
So, now it's against the law to have a crack about religion? That is what the lunatics, despots and criminals who drive the United Nations would have us subjected to after Monday's motion calling for all member states to enact a binding resolution "restricting people from ridiculing, defaming religion, specifically Islam".
The resolution, it says, wants to protect the "religious sensibilities" of all member states and follows on from a series of controversies stemming back to Salman Rushdie when he was sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Ayatollah -- a man memorably described by Christopher Hitchens as "a senile theocrat".
More recently, we had the threats made to British democracy by an Asian immigrant who said he would bring a rioting mob of 10,000 people to the Houses of Parliament if Britain allowed Dutch politician and documentarian Geert Wilders into the country. By the way, that Asian immigrant, "Lord" Ahmed Nazir is currently enjoying three months in prison after he was found guilty of sending texts while driving at high speed and then ploughing into a car, killing the other occupant.