Heads of Muslim states are going forward with an all-courts press to compel the United Nations to create a legal path for their sharia-style governments to punish blasphemers.
The decision to seek a U.N. stamp of approval on the anti-blasphemy policy was made by a group of ambassadors of sharia compliant countries. The meeting was headed up by Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, interior minister for the global body.
From Gulf Today:
“The meeting was convened by the interior minister on one-point agenda i.e. to discuss the blasphemous content on the social media and how to effectively raise voice of the entire Muslim world against the madness unleashed against Islam and holy personalities in the name of freedom of expression.
“There was unanimity among the participants that the entire Muslim Ummah is united to protect the sanctity and dignity of the religion and Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
“It was decided that a comprehensive strategy paper encompassing all legal and technical aspects would be circulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs among the ambassadors of the Muslim countries which they would be sharing with their governments to evolve the future plan of action.”
Meeting participants also decided to bring up the matter to the secretary general of the Arab League and to the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Countries.
Again, from Gulf Today:
“The meeting decided that after response is received from the governments of Islamic countries, the matter would be taken up at the level of United Nations besides looking into legal options available to follow up the matter legally in the courts of the respective countries from where such content was being generated.
“The interior minister pointed out that distortion of religious beliefs and sacrilege of holy personalities of any religion is intolerable. He said that no law permits showing disrespect or distortion of any religion.”
And don’t think the West will be exempt.
“[The interior minister] said that sections of the Western world must get out of double standards about Islam and the Muslims. On the one hand, they have laws against any kind of distortion or disrespect towards any religion and, on the other hand, the most revered personalities of Islam are being ridiculed,” the news outlet reported.