25 March 2015

Jordan proposes ban on “insults to religions” at next Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting

Jordan has introduced an emergency item to the next meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, calling for a ban on insulting religion or religious symbols.

The draft resolution says insults to religion represent a "danger to all humanity."

The Speaker of Jordan's House of Representatives has written to the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to introduce an emergency item titled "respect for religions and religious symbols, respect for freedom of opinion and expression."

Although the title feigns acknowledgment freedom of opinion and expression, the resolution does nothing of the kind. [National Secular Society] Read more