Huffpost Homepage

Paper: Saudi Arabia Using UN Interfaith Dialogue To Push Global Blasphemy Law

Posted: Updated:
Print

World leaders gathering at the United Nations this week for a special session of the General Assembly to advance interfaith dialogue should have no illusions that their efforts will miraculously promote mutual respect between religious communities or end abuses of religious freedom.

Saudi King Abdullah, who initiated this week's special session, is quietly enlisting the leaders' support for a global law to punish blasphemy - a campaign championed by the 56-member Organization of Islamic Conference that puts the rights of religions ahead of individual liberties.

Read the whole story at Christian Science Monitor