Clinton urges EU to convict publishers of Muhammad caricatures

20 04 2006

I know this is old news, but I didn’t know Bill Clinton was involved.  This is from an article on a Pakistan news site, and they don’t actually quote Clinton, but they gave a synopsis of what he told them :

Former US president Bill Clinton on Friday condemned the publication of Prophet Muhammad’s caricatures by European newspapers and urged countries concerned to convict the publishers.

Talking to reporters after meeting Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in Islamabad, Clinton said he disagreed with the caricatures and that the publication was against religious and ethical norms.  Clinton said he had no objection to peaceful demonstrations being held worldwide, but this was not the time for violence.  He said it was the time to promote inter-faith harmony and stand together on the issue.

He said the people’s religious convictions should be respected at all costs and the media should be disallowed to play with the religious sentiments of other faiths.  He said the media could criticise any issue including governments and people, but nobody had the right to play with the sentiments of other faiths.

Clinton said people in the US had also condemned the publication and were deeply concerned over it.

Where do I start?  Is he supporting censorship?  Sure sounds like it.  So if I have a critical opinion of a religion, then I’m not allowed to publish it?  Why doesn’t he ever stand up for the freedom of Christians’ religious convictions in his own country?

I suppose he thinks he’s a spokesman for “people in the US”.  I know he is a former President, so he was, but that’s a big generalization he’s making there; did he conduct some type of survey to see what we thought?  And why is he even involved in this?  Is this part of some scheme to eventually take over the U.N.?

And why didn’t our media say much about this?

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