As reported on the Lou Dobbs program (with an interview of Christopher Hitchens) the United Nations is trying to pass a binding resolution to encourange member states to ban criticisms of religion (especially Islam). As far as I’m concerned the U.N. can stick any such resolution up their collective asses.
Do we really need to listen to lectures from this collection of tin-pot dictatorships (who think nothing of committing untold numbers of human rights violations against their own peoples) about the ‘horrors’ of possibly causing offense to someones delicate religious sensibilities?
It’s even worse than listening to Bush prattle on about defending freedom and liberty while holding people indefinitely without trial (torturing many of them) and wiretapping his fellow citizens without benefit of warrant (just to scratch the surface).
[Via Pharyngula, though unlike P.Z. I don’t find Dobbs to be “odious” even if I don’t agree with him on everything.]