The same United Nations that has designs on regulatory control over the internet has, to noone's surprise, its own particular views on the subject of free speech. From Agora, a translation of a part of a report by UN special rapporteur Doudou Diéne on the Danish cartoon controversy:
"[T]he connection between Islam and Terrorism which arose after September 11th"? Read the whole thing here. HT The Brussels Journal.
Finally, the Danish government’s first reaction - rejecting to take an official position on the nature and publication of the cartoons while referring to Freedom of Speech as well as rejecting to meet with the ambassadors from the Moslem countries - is symptomatic not only for the political trivialisation of Islamophobia but also, due to its consequences, to the central role those politically responsible have for the national extent and the international consequences in the shape of demonstrations and expressions of Islamophobia.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Wednesday, March 22, 2006