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  • Okay, I went to the United Nations human rights council website to read the resolutions from the 12th session. #12/16 addresses the need to recognize the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression is one of the essential foundations of a democratic society. It then condemns the killing of journalists and media workers and expresses a need for greater protection. Totally contrary to your statement of blocking media freedom, it calls for NOT using national security to unjustifiably or arbitrarily restricting freedom of opinion & expression. Way down at item #4 it expresses its concern that incidents of racial/religious intolerance and hatred inciting hostility & violence. It urges members to take effective measures to address & combat such incidents. Nowhere does it mention specific religions and nowhere does it call for punishment for free speech. I have no idea what "Front Page" is, but I'd guess it is some group that likes to dream up wild scenarios to advance their anti-Obama agenda.

    October 26, 2009 at 9:42 p.m.

  • A large majority of the member states of the United Nations see no problem with infringing on others' right to freedom of speech because their citizens are not allowed this freedom, and are frequently imprisoned for trying to exercise it. Think Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, three Socialist Workers Paradises, and that is just in this hemisphere.

    October 26, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.

  • or perhaps we should apologize to all the peoples around the world who have their human rights violated in the name of religion

    atheists have it right...read Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Russell, Hitchens...free speech doesn't hurt anyone, but the free practice of religion sure does

    October 26, 2009 at 10:58 a.m.

  • I'm a christian. I don't badmouth other religons. I pray the God I believe in comes to "clean the yard" of all the radical weeds that have popped up.

    The diversity of religon is something that should be accepted by all. The extremeism that some engage in is a blasphemy to all religon. Those who perpetuate such actions, terrorist, human rights violators, and this free speech curtailing resolution, are the "weeds" I refer to.

    October 26, 2009 at 8 a.m.