Algeria at UN: Limit free speech, protect Islam
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 10:16
United Nations: Algeria is proposing an initiative under the auspices of the United Nations that would limit freedom of expression in order to prevent the denigrating of Islam.

Algeria's Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci on Saturday said a global response is needed following the recent violent demonstrations provoked by a US-produced anti-Islam video.

Dozens of world leaders raised the issue of free speech versus denigration of religion at this year's ministerial meeting of the UN General Assembly.

Malaysia's foreign minister Anifah Aman told the assembly today that attacks on Islam shouldn't be protected by freedom of speech laws.


First Published: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 10:16

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