March 11, 2015

NEWS: Muslim Action Forum wants pictures of Muhammad banned in the UK for 'hate speech'

Rebel Staff

Would these be considered "moderates"?

The UK's Muslim Action Forum (MAF) is seeking to have all depictions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad labeled as 'hate speech'.

A document posted to MAF's site last month attacks Charlie Hebdo's 'insulting cartoons' with no reference to the terrorist attack committed by Muslims that occurred earlier. 

“Muslim Action Forum (MAF) has devised a legal strategy to prevent the continuous insulting and derogatory publications depicting and abusing the personality of our Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him. This strategy and campaign will have taken its first historical step by presenting a petition supported by over 100,000 signatures of Muslims promoting the concept of Global Civility and condemning the continuous publication of these insulting cartoons in France and other parts of the world."

MAF intends to launch a series of legal challenges in the English Court system to establish that such depictions of our Holy Prophet peace be upon Him is the worst kind of ‘Hate Crime’ that can be perpetrated on the 3 million Muslims in the UK and 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide. We shall support this strategy through amendment of some existing legislation and the presentation of a Private Members Bill that promotes the idea of Global Civility.”

In addition to wanting cartoons of their prophet outright banned, the group is encouraging its members to ask local MPS if 'Islamophobia' should be a culpable offense.

The document says that this is the single most important issue to “every Muslim in this country and worldwide.”

In any case, the fight for freedom of speech wages on.

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commented 2015-03-11 15:07:25 -0400
I’m surprised Obama doesn’t have this in place already in the States. If Trudeau was our leader, he would. I’m sure it will be pushed here at some point. No irony in the facts that they want to limit free speech, but freely behead, rape both women and kids, burn, torture, bury alive, and marry little girls, and even if no one on earth ever posted a derogatory pic of their god or said a sideways word about him/them, they’d STILL be committing the atrocities they’re committing against humanity. This is how they work. Psychotic dictators. Trudeau hangs with them and says how he thinks China has it right with their dictatorship. But he’s got nothing on Harper. Ri-iiiigggghhhttt.
commented 2015-03-11 14:47:44 -0400
I doubt it offends them to see a cartoon as it does me to see people beheaded, tossed from a building, stoned to death or burned alive but that does not seem to bother many of them.
commented 2015-03-11 13:45:06 -0400
If the MAF wants global civility, they might better invest in teaching their youth it is not acceptable to leave Britain to fight in Syria and Iraq, it is not acceptable to target white children for rape and sex slavery, and it is not all right to assault police.

Beheading those whose behaviour we dislike is a far greater offence to civility than satirizing with images the behaviours of those whose crimes and/or corruption offends us.

Let’s get a petition to that effect to place before the British court.

And then, let’s encourage Muslims world-wide to take up their pens and draw!!