With freedom of speech and religion under attack, it is becoming clear that from Stockholm in the Baltic to Tamworth near the Tasman Sea, an iron burka has descended across the West.
HarperCollins, a publisher owned by Rupert Murdoch, was caught omitting Israel from maps sold in the Middle East.
Under the guise of advancing what the United Nations refers to as “human rights,” the dictator-dominated global body is waging a full-blown assault on free-speech rights by pressuring governments to criminalize so-called “hate speech.” Indeed, working alongside radical government-funded activist groups and anti-liberty politicians around the world, the UN and other totalitarian-minded forces have now reached the point where they openly claim that what they call “international law” actually requires governments to ban speech and organizations they disapprove of.
Critics, though, are fighting back in an effort to protect freedom of speech — among the most fundamental of all real rights. While Americans’ God-given right to speak freely is firmly enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the UN and its hordes of “human rights” bureaucrats are currently haranguing the people of Japan — among others — to drastically curtail speech rights.
Some German politicians and religious leaders are recommending that Muslim songs be sung in Christian churches — during Christmas services.
The UK’s Supreme Court handed down a decision on December 17 that overturned a previous ruling made in favor of two midwives in greater Glasgow, Scotland, who had objected to being forced to supervise abortions in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow where both worked as labor ward coordinators.