September 17, 2012

Iran: UN Treaty Means we Can Sue Obama for Blasphemy

Like this would ever happen .... :

A senior Iranian official says US President Barack Obama could face legal action in connection with the production of an anti-Islam movie by an American Jew.

“A complaint could be filed with US courts against Obama for his violation of articles 18 and 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) calling for respect of faiths,” Javad Mohammadi, the deputy head of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution (SCCR), said on Sunday.

“Article 18 and 27 of the ICCPR, adopted by the United Nation, stipulate that the religion and the rights of the minorities should be respected,” Mohammadi said.

Why am I suddenly thinking of that great exchange between Dan Ackroyd and Woody Allen from The Curse of the Jade Dragon?
"There's a word for people who think that everyone is conspiring against them."

"That's right — perceptive."

Also, I don't think this is actually related. If you bother to watch the video, the lawyer doesn't actually refuse to answer the question. He just keeps getting cut off by Congressman Franz who engages in gotcha questioning. The lawyer was trying to get out that staff doesn't comment on hypothetical legislation.

So, this is far from some smoking gun about the Obama DOJ's real intentions.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:21 PM | Comments |