Muslim Brotherhood website demands that West criminalize ‘assaults’ on Islam

Muslim Brotherhood website demands that West criminalize ‘assaults’ on Islam | The Times of Israel.

Statement condemns violence against US interests, says free speech should not extend to acts of ‘barbaric aggression’ that humiliate all Muslims

September 13, 2012, 9:08 pm 41
Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, September 11, 2012 (photo credit: AP/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, September 11, 2012 (photo credit: AP/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

Without the “criminalization of assaults on the sanctities of all heavenly religions,” the Muslim Brotherhood warned on Thursday, insults to Islam “will continue to cause devout Muslims across the world to suspect and even loathe the West, especially the USA.”

The remarks were part of a statement posted on the English-language website of the Brotherhood in response to a trailer for a new film, which the Egyptian ruling party says is insulting to Islam.

Since the publication of the trailer earlier this week, violent anti-American riots have been raging at US diplomatic missions throughout the Middle East. In Benghazi, Libya, the American ambassador and three others were killed in a violent takeover of the consulate, and in Cairo and Sanaa, enraged mobs converged on the US embassies.

According to the statement, “one and a half billion Muslims [were] subjected to humiliation and abuse in the person of their leader, Mohammed, the Messenger of God, the Prophet of Islam,” due to the film.

The statement cited bigotry and hatred as motives for “repeated abuse,” and denounced as “ignorant” those who permit the abuse — a reference to Western authorities. Islam guarantees all people freedom of belief and freedom of opinion and expression, the statement said, but these freedoms should not extend to attacks on Islam.

“They are crimes and assaults against Muslim sanctities and must not be tolerated by the countries where they are produced or launched.”

The statement cited restrictions on Holocaust denial as an example of legislation that prohibits offensive speech, and suggested that laws should be passed that criminalize insults to Islam. Although legislation against Holocaust denial is in place in Europe, the US does not have similar laws.

According to the statement, Western condemnation of the film would not have been issued were it not for the riots. ”[The West] never made a move regarding the abuse [film] until after the strong reaction seen across the Muslim world,” the statement said.

The Muslim Brotherhood condemned the “bloodshed and violent response” of recent days, but asserted that Muslim peoples and governments had the right to peacefully and legally condemn “this new violation and heinous attack” — a reference to the film — and “to take appropriate action to deter repeats of such acts of barbaric aggression.”

“Those who insult the sanctities wish to poison budding relations between the peoples, to disrupt the efforts to build bridges between civilizations, and to sow discord between the peoples,” the statement said.

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5 Comments on “Muslim Brotherhood website demands that West criminalize ‘assaults’ on Islam”

  1. justice for israel Says:

    These people are animals,i am just starting to realize we cant exist next to them its time to remove them from the world,there is real anger in the uk,i think its a matter of time before theres a real backlash,people are now openly talking about protesting to have them expelled i think its time we did it back see how they like there diplomatic outposts of terror burning and their people being torn to pieces in the streets

  2. John Prophet Says:

    As foretold,

    Israel, the Beast has surround you and is armed to the teeth, it’s also a hairs breath away from atomics. What have you been doing while this as occurred? Not nearly enough! If the light of Israel and the Jews blinks out, history will tell as in WWII the Jews we meekly led to the slaughter. You’ll blamed for your own extermination! It is written.

  3. Luis Says:

    We are approaching fast to the days that The Good Book is telling us about in its ancient pages. All the elements are in place :

    There are the dark forces against Jews and Christians; there are turmoils all over the arab world; the radical Islam is looking for the Doomsday weapon; the USA enemies are on the march, killing americans, jews, christians, innocent people.

    The West must wake up; its true that the Jewish State can deliver mortal blows to those Sons of Darkness, but we should see a social awakening, a righteous rage among the Christians.

    And, finally, the Jews and the faithful in Jesus should unite because the moment of truth is now and the tribulations days are here.

  4. Churchill on Islam: “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”

    “Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science – the science against which it had vainly struggled – the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”

    • Luis Says:

      This was Churchill. Is anybody,today, ready and willing to stand up among the leaders of the world and explain that to their people ?

      …And your quotes from that great man were much appreciated.

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