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Pamela Geller: Internet control given to U.N., will lead to Sharia censorship

Pamela Geller
Pamela Geller
Pamela Geller

On March 24, 2014, Pamela Geller released a WorldNetDaily column in which she claims that President Obama gave control of the Internet to the UN.

This is the exact opposite of what actually happened. The Obama administration had snubbed calls to hand over oversight to the United Nations-led International Telecommunication Union and instead issued control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a nonprofit founded by the US Department of Commerce.

But Geller is not just comfortable flat out lying about what happened. Unsurprisingly, the conspiracy theorist and ethnic cleansing supporter also claims that this nonexistent move will result in Islamic censorship laws and the eventual outlawing of her website:

The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation will undoubtedly demand the suppression of websites that "insult Islam" or "encourage hatred," and they won’t be referring to jihad forums that foment violence and incite to slaughter. The WSJ explains: "According to the administration’s announcement, the Commerce Department will not renew its agreement with Icann, which dates to 1998. This means, effective next year, the U.S. will no longer oversee the 'root zone file,' which contains all names and addresses for websites world-wide. If authoritarian regimes in Russia, China and elsewhere get their way, domains could be banned and new ones not approved for meddlesome groups such as Ukrainian-independence organizations or Tibetan human-rights activists."

Readers of my website, PamelaGeller.com, are well aware of the goals of the OIC. It has already gotten passed a proposal in the U.N., backed by Muslim nations, urging the passage of laws around the world protecting religion from criticism. Islam is the only religion specifically named as deserving protection.

Geller's readers need not worry. Because, again, her claim that control was given to the U.N. is a big fat lie.

The American Taliban's war against reality continues to prove futile.