Hillary Will Impose ‘Blasphemy’ Laws To Protect Islam: Conservatives
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will impose ‘blasphemy’ laws linking speech with violence to protect Islam if she becomes president, warn conservatives.
The origins of this concern lie in Clinton’s time as Secretary of State in the Obama administration. In March 2011, she worked with the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to get U.N. Resolution 16/18 adopted at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. The legislation calls for “combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence, and violence against persons based on religion or belief.”
The OIC specifically stated in their 4th Annual Report on Islamophobia their purpose was to criminalize “incitement to hatred and violence on religious grounds” by applying a “test of consequences” to speech.
While the legislation protects all religions, many OIC member states worked with Clinton on Resolution 16/18 to combat ‘Islamophobia.’
Conservative outlet Townhall notes that several European countries have prosecuted their citizens for merely speaking out publicly against radical Islam and Sharia law, including a pastor in Northern Ireland who gave a sermon critical of the religion.
“This resolution is an overt attempt to force Sharia Law compliance worldwide – banning criticism of Islam everywhere – and Hillary Clinton supports it wholeheartedly,” claims Bare Naked Islam. “Despite the countries of the OIC ignoring and perpetuating many human rights abuses and even refusing to sign the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights, these nations worked with Hillary Clinton to meet their objective of criminalizing so-called ‘Islamophobia.'”
Clinton has already shown her willingness to go after Americans who do the same. Coptic-Christian filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was arrested after his movie, The Innocence of Muslims, was incorrectly named as the reason for the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
Democrat lawmakers have already laid a legislative groundwork for Clinton to build on. On December 17, 2016, House Democrats introduced H.R. 569, which “condem[s] violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.” The Resolution combines violence with subjective terms of “hatred” and “bigotry,” explains Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch, “to try to quash legitimate research into the motives and goals of those who have vowed to destroy us, which will have the effect of allowing the jihad to advance unimpeded and unopposed.”
Clinton would also have a significant amount of public support in passing laws curtailing the First Amendment. A recent YouGov survey found an astonishing 41-percent – and 51-percent of Democrats – would back a law making “it a crime for people to make public comments intended to stir up hatred against a group based on such things as their race, gender, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.”
If unsuccessful in getting hate speech laws passed through congress, many conservatives worry Clinton may imposed such legislation through executive order. This has been a tactic used extensively by President Obama.