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Anti-blasphemy law sharply debated at UN
Human-rights advocates say proposed rules against religious defamation could be used to silence dissent.
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2012 12:37

On the opening day of the General Assembly, the diplomatic discourse at the United Nations reflected the anger of the Muslim street over the release of an anti-Islam video in the US.  

It is sparking debate about how tightly should religious sensitivities be protected, or be made illegal.  

Human-rights advocates say proposed religious defamation rules could be used to silence dissent.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

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