Sunday, June 22, 2008

The OIC’s Crusade Against Islamophobia

OIC logoRegular readers know that we try to keep up with the latest shenanigans of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), with the help of our ever-vigilant Danish correspondent TB, who reads everything.

Last week I reported on the OIC’s ten-point plan to combat Islamophobia in the West, which was drafted during a two-day conference in Kuala Lumpur. But the struggle against Islamophobia never rests; it continues twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Prof. Ekmeleddin IhsanogluThe latest news concerns a speech given a few days ago by the Secretary General of the OIC, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, at the thirty-fifth session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC in Kampala, Uganda.

Prof. Ihsanoglu still focuses on the fight against Western Islamophobia as his number one priority. Wherever it may be found, Islamophobia must be rooted out.

Here’ what the esteemed professor said (with my emphasis added):

In face of the adverse and mounting phenomenon of Islamophobia in the West, we placed this issue at the top of our priorities and preoccupations, while conducting a large-scale world-wide effort to confront it at four levels:

First: The official level of countries and governments of the West, where this phenomenon is rampant and wide-spread. We have exhorted the officials in these countries to assume their inherent legal responsibilities in order to stem this illegal trend in conformity with international and domestic laws which prohibit discrimination based on incitement to hatred towards individuals or groups because of their religion, race, or other grounds.

Note that our infidel legal responsibilities are inherent, that is, they are intrinsic to our laws, or ought to be. If our laws do not proscribe Islamophobia in all its forms, then they are not in accord with international law, and hence must be changed.

Prof. Ihsanoglu continued with his next point:

Second: The level of major international organizations, such as the United Nations General Assembly in New York or the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, as well as organisations concerned with Dialogue among Civilizations, or inter-religious and interfaith dialogue.

The UNHRC, as I mentioned last week, ruled off-limits any mention of the oppression experienced by people who live under sharia. It’s totally in the pocket of the OIC, so it’s no wonder that the OIC wants to work at that level.
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As for “interfaith dialogue” — the latest Saudi-sponsored event of that nature will take place in Madrid next month. The choice of Madrid, as Dhimmi Watch points out, is significant for two reasons. First, it’s actually legal there for Christians, Jews, Hindus, etc. to practice their faith and possess copies of their sacred texts — unlike in, say, Medina.

Secondly, the event is taking place in the heart of al-Andalus, the ideal Multicultural empire from Islam’s Golden Age. There’s no mistaking the symbolism of that.

The Secretary General continues his enumerations:

Third: Renowned academic institutions, intellectual and research centers, and think-tank circles.

By “renowned academic institutions” he presumably means Harvard, Georgetown, and many other universities in the United States, Canada, and Britain on which the Saudis have lavished at least a billion dollars over the last two decades to endow chairs and set up departments of “Islamic Studies”.

The OIC is obviously expecting a big anti-Islamophobic bang for its buck.

Finally:

Fourth: The level of the OIC Islamophobia Observatory, which we have established in order to monitor and document all manifestation of this scourge, and to deal with them in an interactive manner.

I’ve mentioned the Islamophobia Observatory previously. Since its inception last year, the OIC’s watchdog has been busy. In a report issued in March, it had this to say:

It also notes Resolution 60/150 of the 60th UN General Assembly Session on standing up to the tarnishing of the image of religions and calls for respecting beliefs and not insulting them.

The resolution reflects the international community’s readiness to root out discrimination against Muslims and insulting Islam.

As for non-government organizations (NGOs) and civil societies, the report notes their important role in standing up to discrimination against Muslims living in non-Muslim societies.

It mentions the two sessions held by the UN General Assembly on the role of NGOs in creating understanding between religions, cultures and cooperation to achieve peace.

On recommendations, the report notes that the observatory’s main goal, as stipulated in the Ten-Year Action Program, is to correct the distorted image of Islam and to highlight its teachings of moderation, peace and tolerance.

Notice that the Observatory has a ten-year action plan. Islam thinks in the long term. There’s no politician in the United States who can think past the first week of next November, and none in Europe who pays any attention past whatever time the Treaty of Lisbon manages to get shoved through. But Islam takes the long view of things.

Back to Prof. Ihsanoglu’s speech, which continued with this:

Taken together, this plan has proven its merit and we have been able to achieve convincing progress at all these levels mainly the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, and the UN General Assembly.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted similar resolutions against the defamation of Islam.

The OIC’s efforts will involve NGOs — most of which, being hard-left collaborators, are guaranteed to toe the anti-Islamophobic line — and the UN General Assembly, in which the OIC already commands a majority.

How can they possibly fail? As long as we keep paying for the UN rope, there’s no doubt that we’re going to be hanged with it.

The Secretary General concluded:

In confronting the Danish cartoons and the Dutch film “Fitna”, we sent a clear message to the West regarding the red lines that should not be crossed. As we speak, the official West and its public opinion are all now well-aware of the sensitivities of these issues. They have also started to look seriously into the question of freedom of expression from the perspective of its inherent responsibility, which should not be overlooked.

He’s not mistaken: any number of Western governments, along with their quasi-official media organs, are looking seriously into the question of freedom of expression. Sweden, Britain, France, and other countries have recently discovered that free speech does not include the right to defame Islam.

The OIC’s plan is clearly laid out, and is well underway.

Expect them to beat their ten-year deadline.


Hat tips: Fjordman for the Dhimmi Watch article; TB for everything else.

11 comments:

Zenster said...

The choice of Madrid, as Dhimmi Watch points out, is significant for two reasons. First, it’s actually legal there for Christians, Jews, Hindus, etc. to practice their faith and possess copies of their sacred texts — unlike in, say, Medina.

Secondly, the event is taking place in the heart of al-Andalus, the ideal Multicultural empire from Islam’s Golden Age. There’s no mistaking the symbolism of that.


Does anybody not think for even one second that Madrid was also chosen as an ideal site for a brazen "victory march" on recently terrorized turf?

Is there any doubt that these same Islamic scumbags were cheering lustily as reports of the 3-11 atrocity flashed across their television screens?

Madrid's population would be well within their rights to tear these gloating Islamic swine limb from limb for daring to even set foot in their stricken city.

How odd that their legendary Muslim sensitivities couldn't discern how more than a few Spaniards might take this as a supreme affront. One could only wish these slimeballs had chosen Beslan for their conference site. I doubt a single one of them would emerge alive.

Islam's towering hubris is busily charging such a massive reservoir of global resentment that when the tide finally turns against our world's Muslim tormentors few, if any, will forcefully intervene. Muslims could be lit afire and no one would piss on them to put out the flames.

Fjordman said...

They will push for this all over the Western world, but we are particularly vulnerable in Europe because of the European Union and its pro-Islamic, authoritarian agenda. There is simply no way Europeans can fight this as long as the EU exists.

I said I am preparing a book called "Defeating Eurabia." I have most of the material I need, but I would like to include some short essays directed to some of the individual nations, at least the largest ones: Germany, France, Italy and Spain, and perhaps the Netherlands (I already have Britain). If somebody has suggestions for what to write on these essays, I'm all ears.

Moko said...

to assume their inherent legal responsibilities in order to stem this illegal trend in conformity with international and domestic laws---.

whoa! so much fail in just a few words.

Moko said...

the latest Saudi-sponsored event of that nature will take place in Madrid---

They should pick Mecca instead... oh wait!

http://www.themiddleeastnow.com/images/saudidisc.jpg

http://vwt.d2g.com:8081/mecca_road_sign.jpg

Moko said...
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Baron Bodissey said...

Moko --

Gates of Vienna's rules about comments require that they be civil, temperate, on-topic, and show decorum. Your comment violated the last of these rules. We keep a PG-13 blog, and exclude foul language, explicit descriptions, and epithets. This is why I deleted your comment.

Use of asterisks is an appropriate alternative.

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Moko said...

discrimination against Muslims living in non-Muslim societies---

you have to be f***ing kidding me? is this serious? if you wanna see religious discrimination not only done socially but state sponsored there's no place better than any nation with a muslim majority, from Indonesia to Mauritania, and not only religious discrimination but ethnic, sexual orientation, sex...

correct the distorted image of Islam and to highlight its teachings of moderation, peace and tolerance.---

again with this crap? the only thing i need to understand islam is my eyes, with them i can see the current situation in any nation with a muslim majority. nothing says moderation, peace and tolerance than... Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lybia, Syria, Sudan, Kuwait, UAE, Malaysia... etc.

Sweden, Britain, France, and other countries have recently discovered that free speech does not include the right to defame Islam.---

nah! there's has never been freedom of speech/expression in Europe, it's just not the islam thing. it's everything that you say against the king/queen, state, political party in power, official institutions... etc. everything that's considered offensive to the current people in power can be censored(one way or another). the only country with real freedom of speech and expression is U.S.A . and i'm not american btw.

Paul Green said...

The only responsibility regarding "Islamophobia" that can legitimately be regarded as "inherent" is the responsibility of free people to resist that spurious concept's use to infringe their right to analyze, criticize and expose the likes of Ihsanoglu and his odious creed. As Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, affirmed in that deathless document, our right to liberty, of which the right to free expression is so fundamental a part, is unalienable, being an endowment of our Creator. The OIC's vile propaganda jihad against it must accordingly be fought with the utmost determination.

Moko said...
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Frans Groenendijk said...

@Fjordman. I am Dutch. Maybe I can be of some help for the essay. You can contact me directly if you want.
(I changed my blogger profile so my email should be visible/findable)

Baron Bodissey said...

Moko said...

The internet is not a kid's playground, there's something called parents and it's hilarious that you call this website PG13 when it's obviously not, i wouldn't let my kids see this website. this is just censorship(what an irony that i was talking about USA being the champion of freedom... i forgot about moral c***s like you).

Baron Bodissey said...

Moko --

We are a PG-13 blog, because the parents of homeschoolers allow their older children to come over here to further their education. Please make your point without resorting to foul language or explicit descriptions.
These guidelines have encouraged comment threads that are a delight to read, even when I disagree with some of what’s said. We are blessed with intelligent and well-informed commenters, and a distinct lack of trolls.

What I do is not censorship, because this is not a government operation. You are totally free to set up your own blog and be foul-mouthed there to your heart's content.

Our blog simply has rules, which you presumably consider atavistic and idiotic. But they are still the rules, and we enforce them.

Up until now you have shown no tendencies to mount deliberate provocative attacks against this blog's owners or our rules. This one was your last chance. If there are any more, I will simply delete every comment you post, as soon as it appears.

It would be a pointless thing for you to do, and it will generate an annoying and time-consuming task for me. I suggest that you learn to abide by the rules instead.