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Submission + - Pakistan's PM Demands International Blasphemy Laws from UN, OIC (smh.com.au)

eldavojohn writes: An article published in Pakistan's Daily Times contains several quotes from Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf indicating his intent to push for international blasphemy laws in both the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Co-operation (57 countries). These comments came shortly after Pakistan's "Day of Love for the Prophet" turned into riots that left 19 people dead and, of course, this all follows the extended trailers of "Innocence of Muslims" being translated. Questionable circumstances surround who is prosecuted under these 'blasphemy laws' and what kind of fear they instill in Pakistan's minorities. The UN's Human Rights Charter mentions protection from "religious intolerance" but also in the same sentence "freedom of opinion and expression."
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Pakistan's PM Demands International Blasphemy Laws from UN, OIC

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