Criminalizing the Defamation of Islam

Nothing prompts the hundreds of ordinarily feuding and fighting sects of Islam to come together like the slightest disrespect shown to the founder of their religion or their religious sanctity.  With the slightest hint from their vested-interest clergy and politicians, mobs of Muslims pour into the streets in a frenzy, burning things, destroying buildings, and killing people they consider, however remotely, complicit in defaming Islam. Concurrently, Islamic diplomats flood international forums such as the United Nations demanding that the international community adopt so-called blasphemy laws that would make criticism of their religion a criminal offense.  Islamic heads of government such as Muhammad Morsi of Egypt, Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, and Ayatollah Khamenei of the Islamic Republic of Iran are raising a hue and cry about how Islam has been defamed in the West and claiming that urgent action is needed to stem the tide of anti-Islam expressions.  These defenders...(Read Full Article)