The United Nations human rights group decided in the name of human rights to make it against human rights for anyone to insult a religion. Support for this proposal came strongly from nations of the Muslim world who resent criticism of their religion like the infamous Danish cartoons. The resolution urges states to provide “protection against acts of hatred, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitements to religious hatred in general.” Muslim nations want their religion to be protected against criticism in the media. India’s UN ambassador said it was inappropriate to link religious criticism with racism.
One can only wonder how this resolution impacts the continued attack on the Jewish religion by Muslim media and public officials. Will they be arresting individuals like the Ayatollah Khamenei and other such religious leaders who make negative remarks about Jews?