Activists criticize ‘hate speech’
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Like this? Share it with your network

Share

Activists criticize ‘hate speech’

  • 580 views
Uploaded on

Rights activists have criticized what they characterize as hate speeches delivered by Muslim leaders during Friday prayers....

Rights activists have criticized what they characterize as hate speeches delivered by Muslim leaders during Friday prayers.

Chairul Anam, deputy head of the Human Rights Working Group, said the offending speech in mosques was part of a larger problem.

“There are three trends nowadays; namely, intolerance, violence and hate speech. These have made us worried,” he said during a seminar yesterday organized by the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor and attended by about 50 people.

Hate speech was particularly dangerous, he said, because it is used to declare other religious groups as heretical and fueled intolerance and violence.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
580
On Slideshare
580
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. www.ucanews.com
    Activists criticize ‘hate speech’
  • 2. Speeches by Muslim leaders during Friday prayers is part of a larger problem.
  • 3. Rights activists have criticized what they characterize as hate speeches delivered by Muslim leaders during Friday prayers.
  • 4. ChairulAnam, deputy head of the Human Rights Working Group, said the offending speech in mosques was part of a larger problem.
  • 5. “There are three trends nowadays; namely, intolerance, violence and hate speech. These have made us worried,” he said during a seminar yesterday organized by the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor and attended by about 50 people.
  • 6. Hate speech was particularly dangerous, he said, because it is used to declare other religious groups as heretical and fueled intolerance and violence.
  • 7. “We need a regulation to control it.”
    Anam added that police have been particularly negligent because they allow such speech during Friday prayers and have made no attempt to intervene.
  • 8. “I hope that police will not be trapped in any religious sentiments.”
  • 9. SitiMusdahMulia, head of the Indonesian Conference on Religion and Peace, said police have not shown greater willingness to act because of fatwas (religious rulings) issued by the Idonesian Islamic Scholars Council.
  • 10. “This is a challenge for us. I hope police will not contribute to biases against their own religions,” she said.
  • 11. Related report
    Indonesians rue surge in religious hate crimes
  • 12. Full story @
    http://www.ucanews.com/2011/06/24/activists-criticize-hate-speech-in-mosques/
    http://www.ucanews.com/