Friday, November 26, 2010

The Bullies, continued

CIP sees the various incidents such as the Danish cartoons on Muhammad, the "Let's Draw Muhammad Day", etc., as needless disrespect of a mostly powerless minority.

The needless disrespect part is no doubt **sometimes** there. But I see it in a broader context, which is the attempt to export the mind-set that is revealed in the links below. There is a pending UN resolution, sponsored by Pakistan and its friends in the OIC (organization of Islamic countries), to make criticism of religion against UN policy.

The below is just a case that caught media attention, the blasphemy law is routinely used to persecute minorities and dissidents.

1. The Blasphemy Case of Asiya Bibi.

2. On the blasphemy law.