'Lawfare’ Gains Ground
March 19, 2009
By Brooke Goldstein & Aaron Eitan Meyer
The United Nations recently passed resolutions that would make “defaming” Islam a globally criminal act. The United Kingdom first refused entry to Geert Wilders, a sitting European Parliament member and Islamist critic, and now has issued a list banning 16 other individuals, which includes some banned solely for their exercise of free speech.
“Faith Fighter,” an online video game featuring various religious figures, attracted considerable attention and controversy, but was removed after the Organization of the Islamic Conference threatened the game’s producers. Valentina Colombo, an Italian professor, wrote about an Islamist who said liberal Muslims could be killed as apostates; he has now sued her for damaging his credibility as a “moderate.”