We got an email within the last hour, notifying us that there was a petition to Ban Islam, "that will be presented to the World Court".
It was signed by "Mystic".
It has been pointed out to us that "this will only make the moderate Muslims mad" and also that "you can't fight people who blow themselves up with petitions".
That may very well be.
Or, It might be a desperate attempt to "work through the system".
But, there's something to be said about ingenuity and PR, and we'd guess that's what the petition is apt to get: attention.
Attention to what some feel is a growing problem in some sectors of Europe.
Whatever it's intent, a copy of the petition's wording is presented below, as well as some links for anyone interested in signing it.
To: International citizens
TO: THE WORLD COURT
IN THE INTEREST OF HUMAN VALUES AND UNIVERSAL LOVE, WE DIRECT THIS PETITION TO THE WORLD COURT FOR JUDGEMENT.
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED INTERNATIONAL PETITIONERS, REQUEST A BAN ON THE ORGANIZATION CALLED ISLAM. WE REQUEST THIS BAN DUE TO THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF ITS FOUNDER, MOHAMMED AND THE KORAN'S DOCTRINES WHICH PRESENTLY LEGITIMIZES THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF PAEDOPHILIA, ASSASSINATIONS, THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN BY SUPPRESSING THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS, THE PENALTIES OF STONING AND DISMEMBERMENT, THE UTILIZATION OF TERROR AS A WEAPON OF INTIMIDATION AND CONTROL.
There are currently 265 signatures on the petition, which was posted in the last hour.
To view the petiton:
BAN ISLAM peititon
To sign the petition:
Ban Islam petition
Like we said before, whatever it's intent, the petition is sure to be condemned: by some for being "hate" literature; others, for not going far enough.
But, we'll let the reader decide that for himself.
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