Just had this little gem drawn to my attention:
“Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to ban all criticism of religion.
At a July 25 symposium on media coverage of religious symbols in international law, Abdulmajeed Al-Omari, director for external relations at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, said:
“We have made it clear that freedom of expression without limits or restrictions would lead to violation and abuse of religious and ideological rights. This requires everyone to intensify efforts to criminalize insulting heavenly religions, prophets, holy books, religious symbols and places of worship.”
He argued these steps must be taken to prevent intolerance.”
What a prize plonker! Call me old fashioned, but that’s quite the most intolerant argument against intolerance I’ve seen in many a long year!