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December 20, 2008



I finally understand the distinction. Those who voted for the resolution fully accept the right for freedom of speech. It is the "exercise of those rights" which "may therefore be subject to limitations."

That is a completely different matter, then.


Any attempt to ban defamation of religions presupposes (a) a definition of what constitutes a religion and (b) an explanation of why defamation of religions is worse than defamation of any other strongly held beliefs. I doubt whether anybody who wans to ban defamation of religions has either.

No Good Boyo

I'm sure the Russians and Chinese liaise with their Chechen and Uighur fellow-citizens before deciding to vote. What a tribute to interfaith understanding! I may well join the Quakers.

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