Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A Guy (?) Named Doudou Lives Down to His Name

Last Saturday Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten ran a piece about UN special rapporteur Doudou DiƩne and his (?) take on the Cartoon Mohamed Jihad violence that we recently saw. His summary follows:

"Their [the cartoon-reprinting newspapers'] uncompromising defense of a Freedom of Speech without limits or restrictions is not in accordance with the international rules which are based on a necessary balance between Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, especially to combat calls for racial and religious hatred, and which all the member countries of UN have decided are the basic rules for Human Rights. This attitude shows an alarming lack of sensitivity and understanding of the religious conviction and deep emotions of the groups of society in question. Thus the newspapers strengthen the connection between Islam and Terrorism which arose after September 11th and which is the most important reason for Islamophobia being on the rise in the world at large and in their own countries."

This guy has got to be kidding. Eugene Volokh at the Volokh Conspiracy has a full run down of the relevant UN code that people like this Doudou want to use to undermine national documents like the US Constitution.

Hat Tip: Instapundit


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