Positive news on the UN’s anti-blasphemy position

Every once in a while, this administration gives me a tiny bit of hope. They’ve just come out against the anti-free speech activities of Islamic nations in the UN.

The Obama administration on Monday came out strongly against efforts by Islamic nations to bar the defamation of religions, saying the moves would restrict free speech.

“Some claim that the best way to protect the freedom of religion is to implement so-called anti-defamation policies that would restrict freedom of expression and the freedom of religion,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told reporters. “I strongly disagree.”

It’s a small thing, but good to see. Now they just have to make some long strides forward on a few big things (like, say, a certain war, and health care, and the economy).