Reader comment on: Canada's New Blasphemy Laws
Submitted by Kennedy, Mar 10, 2017 14:19
Muslim countries adopted the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in 1990 precisely because they disagreed with clauses of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) guaranteeing a freedom of expression not conditional to the respect of Sharia (Article 19) and the right to abandon one's religion which is also contrary to mainstream Islam.
Article 19: "There shall be no crime or punishment except as provided for in the Shariah."
Article 22: "Everyone shall have the right to express his opinion freely in such manner as would not be contrary to the principles of the Shariah."
The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam to the U.N. put the world on notice. It closed with these two over-riding declarations.
Article 24: "All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shariah."
Article 25: "The Islamic Shariah is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification of any of the articles of this Declaration."
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