Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What ... me tyrannize?

Christopher Hitchens gets a lot of bad press, but he's got Islam right.

2 comments:

Colonel Neville said...

Dear Eowyn:

Hey, thanks for this Hitch bit. I always enjoy Hitch whatever he says. ANd ya right, he certainly had Islam's number. He actually called the Koran "the filth" of the Koran. He's right.

I liked his final few paragraphs:

Rather than attempt to put its house in order or to confront such grave questions as the mass murder of Shia Muslims by Sunni Muslims (and vice versa), or the desecration of Muslim holy sites by Muslim gangsters, or the discrimination against Ahmadi Muslims by other Muslims, the UN resolution seeks to extend the whole area of denial from its existing homeland in the Islamic world into the heartland of post-enlightenment democracy, where it is still individuals who have rights, not religions.

See where the language of paragraph 10 of the resolution is taking us.

Having briefly offered lip service to the rights of free expression, it goes on to say that "the exercise of these rights carries with it special duties and responsibilities and may therefore be subject to limitations as are provided for by law and are necessary for respect of the rights or reputations of others, protection of national security or of public order, public health or morals and respect for religions and beliefs."

The thought buried in this awful, wooden prose is as ugly as the language in which it is expressed: watch what you say, because our declared intention is to criminalise opinions that differ with the one true faith.

Let nobody say that they have not been warned."

All the best kid. Neville.

Eowyn said...

"The thought buried in this awful, wooden prose is as ugly as the language in which it is expressed: watch what you say, because our declared intention is to criminalise opinions that differ with the one true faith."

From your lips to God's ears, my dear friend.