Yesterday, I was watching Pat Condell warning United States about Islamic laws like the Sharia Law. When I was watching his video, I discovered that many leaders from Muslim countries have demanded that the UN passes a law, which makes it a crime when it comes on criticizing their religion.
They also want all Western governments to pass a law that will make it a crime to criticize religion. I was astonished by that because I thought the United Nations valued our fundamental rights, but I was wrong. I agree with Pat Condell about the importance of secularism in society because when religions is involved in political circumstances, it becomes a dangerous game. I personally have nothing against those who believe in their deities and they can believe in anything they want as long as they keep their religion private.
The thing that made me angry is that those who are demanding that Western governments pass laws that will make it a hate crime when it comes to criticizing religion have a hard time in looking at themselves.
In many Islamic countries, there are no Human Rights, women don't have rights and there are tensions between different minorities and tribes in those parts of the world. People who involved in same-sex relationships are often target for violence and assault and we don't hear any one of the leaders from the Muslim world raising their voices about such matters.
Pat Condell also criticizes the U.S. President Barack H. Obama for his speech in Cairo because Barrack Obama is selling our values and diminishing the importance of freedom of speech.
In my opinion, I think it was not a good speech because Barrack Obama has forgotten that we cannot compromise our values and freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom from religion are part of our constitutional rights. Freedom of speech caries some responsibilities and I am aware of it. You are free to speak your mind, but be prepared to be judged by that from others too. The American constitution is the anchor of the Western civilization and Pat Condell does not want the U.S. to go through what Europe is dealing with right now.
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Fight against poverty, justice, freedom of expression, secularism, nationalism, conservatism, Tea Party, fight against Islamism, protectionism.