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Attempts to shut down criticism of Islam are still on the table at the UN
National Secular Society
The National Secular Society, together with the International Humanist and Ethical Union, has been working over the past year to try to raise the alarm about the concerted efforts by Islamic groups to write blasphemy laws into international human rights legislation.
Our efforts seem to be paying off, as other countries and organisations begin to appreciate the profound dangers to free speech posed by proposals from the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC).
The OIC has sponsored a resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council entitled "Combating Defamation of Religion." It has been approved by the UNHRC every year since 2005, and is coming up for renewal in the next couple of months.
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