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Saudi Prince Demands More Blasphemy Laws

A Saudi prince who works as one of that country’s foreign ministers told a gathering of the Non-Aligned Movement that we need laws to punish blasphemy all over the world. Because it’s a “misuse” of freedom to criticize religion (well, his religion) and it leads to violence.

Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah on Wednesday called for tough action by governments against those who misuse freedom of expression to attack divine religions and Prophets.

Addressing the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Conference in Algiers, he said such provocative actions were threatening global peace and stability.

“Saudi Arabia emphasizes its commitment to the movement’s principles to face the rapidly changing regional and international situations,” the prince told the gathering.

He added: “The international law is violated and the principles of human rights and freedom of expression are exploited to insult religions and their symbols for political purposes.”

The Kingdom cautions that the escalation of this grave and massive violations threatens world peace. Therefore, the Kingdom calls on assessing and reviewing the role and effectiveness of the movement in protecting and promoting security and stability in the world.

I would kindly invite this scion from one of the world’s most corrupt and feudal families to shove his religious fascism up his well-fed ass.

Comments

  1. colnago80 says

    Despite the fact that the Christian born agains in the US loathe Islam, I’m sure they will consider this asshole the cat’s meow.

  2. matty1 says

    Sounds like a threat to me. “If you don’t do what I want my people will turn violent”.

  3. wesleyelsberry says

    ‘This sure is a nice international community you’ve got here. It would be a shame if something were to happen to it.’

  4. says

    He apparently never stops to consider that such laws might be turned against Muslims. In some cases they could even be Muslims using such laws against Muslims who aren’t of the right sect.

  5. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    The “religion of peace” being all peaceful and not imposed by the scimitar again I see. Must be another day ending in ~y.

    Blasphemy the ultimate definition of a non-violent (not-)crime.

    The ultimate original “thought crime” really too.

    Because it’s a “misuse” of freedom to criticize religion (well, his religion) and it leads to violence.

    Blasphemy leads to violence ..? Only when the followers of religion react by trying to kill the “blaspheming” “heretic”, “infidels” it does!

    His religion leads to more violence these days than anything else on the planet doesn’t it? Homicide-suicide bombings, Jihads, Fatwahs and violent, frothing at the mouth, raging riots over cartoons and books and beauty pagents and so much else.

    This princely fool sure is short on self-awareness and lacking in how his nasty ideology is perceived by just about everybody who is not a member of it isn’t he?

  6. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    @6. grumpyoldfart : That’s one of a number of reasons why I think the UN has zero credibility and use and is just a dictators debating club.

    Frankly, I think the UN should be scrapped so we can start over again with a much better more reasonable replacement.

  7. Thorne says

    Maybe what we need are international prohibitions against religious violence. After all, their violence is blasphemous towards my beliefs about the goodness of people.

  8. Synfandel says

    States must commit acts of violence against blasphemers, because otherwise blasphemy will lead to violence. Sounds like Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah has been reading “The NRA’s Big Book of Tautological Syllogisms.”

  9. Kevin Kehres says

    US citizen demands equal rights in Saudi Arabia.

    There: I think we’re even.

  10. eric says

    @6 and @8 – Meh. The UNHRC is the “B Ark” of the UN. Designed to flatter the worst of the repressive authoritarian regimes into thinking they are being listened to. If it stops these countries from asking to be on any of the real decision-making bodies, I see that as a good thing.

  11. says

    Saudi Prince Demands More Blasphemy Laws

    Sure, blasphemy is fine and all, but I don’t understand why the State would need to mandate it.

     

    Addressing the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Conference in Algiers…

    “Non-Aligned”? Clearly they’re Lawful Evil.

  12. Alverant says

    So I guess asking the religious folk not to be so sensitive is out of the question Princy?

  13. busterggi says

    Doesn’t the mere existence of differing religions, let alone their thousands of sub-sects, mean that all believers are automatically blasphemers to almost all other believers?

  14. says

    “I have a philosophy that demands violent overreaction to criticism, therefore it should be illegal to criticize it.”

    Actually, that’s one of the main features that demands criticism.

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