Monday, January 16, 2012

OIC: “The Islamophobes Are Too Much For Us”

That’s not what Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said, but he might as well have. The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation warned that the “extreme right” in Europe is now so powerful that the OIC is unable to overcome it.

It seems that the “Islamophobes” must have had an effect, doesn’t it? But before you break out the champagne, consider this: the European Union has offered to host the third meeting of the “Istanbul Process” — the love child of Hillary Clinton and the OIC — which means that the Brahmins of Brussels are keen to deliver an Islamophobia-free Europe to the representatives of the OIC when they convene in Eurabia.

These remarks by the Secretary General simply provide an early warning of the coming crackdown on the European Counterjihad, in particular on popular political leaders such as Geert Wilders, Oskar Freysinger, Marine Le Pen, and René Stadtkewitz. The recent police investigation of Politically Incorrect in Germany is another harbinger of the shape of things to come.

Pay particularly close attention to this statement by Prof. Ihsanoglu: “[T]he rise of the extreme right through elections has become an issue that cannot be countered.”

In other words, the “rise of the extreme right” can be countered, provided that those nasty unpleasant Islamophobic elections can be avoided. I’m certain the EU will be able to think of some way to give the OIC what it wants.

Bear all that in mind when you read this story from the International Islamic News Agency:

OIC/EU: “The increasing role of the extreme right in Western politics is beyond our abilities to counter them” says OIC Secretary General

JEDDAH, 8 Safar/Jan 3 (IINA)-Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said that the European Union offered to host the third meeting of the ‘Istanbul Process’, which deliberates, in a series of meetings, on developing mechanisms to implement UNHRC Resolution 16/18 on combating intolerance, discrimination and incitement to violence based on religion ore belief.

The Secretary General of Islamic Cooperation in his office in Jeddah on Tuesday 30 January 2012 [sic] pointed out that the EU’s offer to host the meeting represents a qualitative shift in action against the phenomenon of Islamophobia, which spread in many European countries, targeting the Muslim communities there.

The phenomenon of Islamophobia is found in the West in general, but is growing in European countries in particular and in a manner different than that in the US, which had contributed to drafting Resolution 16/18. The new European position represents the beginning of the shift from their previous reserve over the years over the attempts by the OIC to counter “defamation of religions” in the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Officials in the Cultural Affairs Department of the OIC said that the European Union’s offer to host the third meeting (the first was in Istanbul in July and the second in Washington DC in December) is considered a promising new possibility of solving this problem. The ‘Istanbul Process’ will have an added momentum by holding the meeting in Europe, which is more affected by the phenomenon of Islamophobia and hostility towards Islam.

However, Ihsanoglu said that the growing role of the extreme right in politics in several European countries has become stronger than the capacity of the Organization, explaining that the extreme right, who hates Muslims, became leverage in the hands of politicians. He added that the rise of the extreme right through elections has become an issue that cannot be countered, considering the democratic way in which these extremist reach their positions. He pointed out to the referendum held in Switzerland, as an example, which resulted in suspending the construction of minarets there following a vote by the Swiss people. [emphasis added]

One final thought: Prof. Ihsanoglu’s statement that the “extreme right… hates Muslims” is untrue. Geert Wilders, for example, has often stated that he has no problem with Muslims, only with Islam. His position is a secular variant of the motto “hate the sin, love the sinner”.

Islam is a totalitarian political ideology, like Communism. We could hate Communism without having to hate all the poor souls who were forced to live under its yoke.

The weak and brittle Islamic edifice only holds together through the power of petroleum wealth. When the petrodollars run out — which they eventually must — Islam will come crashing down, freeing up hundreds of millions of people to find a better, more humane framework in which to live their lives.

Right now the only question is whether Western Civilization will self-destruct first. The jury’s still out on that one.


Hat tip: Fjordman.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why cant the OIC member states lead by example, by combating Anti-Semitism and ill treatment of religious minorities in Muslim majority countries?

Then maybe Christian Europe wouldnt be so hesitant, if the Copts and Jews werent threatened with genocide all across Islamdom.

EV

Anonymous said...

Derby, UK
- I was doing my duty as a muslim
Telling people gays must be hanged


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087412/I-doing-duty-Muslim-says-defendant-handed-leaflets-saying-gay-people-hanged.html

Aeon said...

http://www.newcivilisation.com/

The cure for you is more Islam. Didn't you know?

bilbo said...

"When the petrodollars run out — which they eventually must — Islam will come crashing down, freeing up hundreds of millions of people to find a better, more humane framework in which to live their lives."

no, it just meens that they will all be poor as opposed to just mostly poor.
islam thrives in grinding poverty.

Anonymous said...

In other words, the “rise of the extreme right” can be countered, provided that those nasty unpleasant Islamophobic elections can be avoided. I’m certain the EU will be able to think of some way to give the OIC what it wants.

This reminds me of Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglugluglu's reaction to the Swiss ban on minarets, demanding that Swiss politicians take the "necessary steps" to "correct" the voters' decision. The question here really is, regarding the high likelihood of attempts by the EU to appease the OIC mentioned by the Baron, will ordinary Europeans simply swallow that without any major resistance against it?

Jedilson Bonfim.

Henrik R Clausen said...

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation warned that the “extreme right” in Europe is now so powerful that the OIC is unable to overcome it.

I *still* don't get it!

The so-called "Extreme Right" is a mirage, there's absolutely nothing 'extreme' about resisting an evil, totalitarian political system.

Mr. Ihsanoglu: We have that experience in Europe, and are using it. Read up on WWII, please...

Mr. Ihsanoglu: If you are really so concerned about the "Extreme Right", please contribute to dismantling it - for instance by countering Anti-Semitism whereever it is encountered (Hint: try Islamic countries, like Turkey...)

Mr. Ihsanoglu: If you are serious about the "Extreme Right", please be so kind as to define what it actually means, rather than assuming that someone else has done that defining for you, and that this definition is useful for your scaremongering.

Mr. Ihsanoglu: If you undertake the effort to define "Extreme Right" with some precision, you may discover that <A href="http://www.ronpaul.com/2>Ron Paul</A> and his fellow isolationists are actually what matches any stringent definition. Is it these people who cause you concern?

Mr. Ihsanoglu: Are you trying to shame us with the spectre of National Socialism, that weird ideology that wrecked so much havoc? If so, please contribute constructively, for instance by discrediting Socialsm for good.

The more one thinks of the details, the weirder it becomes to deal with people who shy away from being specific. This fellow is a (nut)case in point.

RonaldB said...

I think the Baron has it exactly right.

Both the OIC and the EU are totalitarian defenders of a philosophy which cannot be rationally defended in open debate.

They are attempting to combine their strengths to mutual benefit: Islam will be able to exist uncriticized, and the EU will continue its rickety, authoritarian regime.

As the two totalitarian organizations become more brittle, they become more dangerous. The technology exists for complete suppression of expression or truth, and for the complete control of movement. There is no guarantee that once all freedoms are lost, they can be regained.

Freedom has always kind of muddled through, and hopefully, it will be able to do so once again.

Anonymous said...

I believe it is misleading to suggest that the Islamist edice is weak and/or brittle. The recurrent history of rampant political Islam based on an ideology of hatred, racism, bigotry, gender apartheid, pedophillia, and homophobia -- basicly xenophobia -- comes with the cultic idea of "true believerism."

I think the finite resource of petrodollars will Not be synonymous with the end of the old world order of faith in and submission to the martyrdom to death that Salafi believers hold so dear.

Chiu said...

Unfortunately for all totalitarian schemes, freedom is essential to human thriving and real advance of civilization.

The current successes of regimes that suppress human freedom are parasitic, they depend on having free people somewhere to rob, plunder, or simply leech off of. Insofar as the very freedom of those people presents an existential threat to the stability of all totalitarian regimes, there is a constant effort to undermine and overthrow freedom.

But once it is gone, technologically advanced infrastructure cannot be maintained, let alone progressed. It is not just innovation that requires freedom, but also meritocratic assignment of qualified individuals to jobs which demand particular skill and above average native talent. Only over the short term and in a limited field (usually exclusively military) can technical excellence be maintained. And that only at excessive cost.

There is no lack of examples of the simple economic unsustainability of totalitarian systems. Of course, this would be a small compensation for the loss of freedom, if the world must go through an era of abject degradation as totalitarianism devours itself before there can be revival of some sane civilization again.

But if the light of freedom is not wholly extinguished, if there are those that carry in their hearts and memories the passions and ideas on which free nations are founded, if there are those willing to help totalitarianism find its inevitable way to destruction a bit quicker, then perhaps the day of restoration can be advanced a bit.

Chiu Chun-Ling.

Green Infidel said...

"JEDDAH, 8 Safar/Jan 3 (IINA)-Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said that the European Union offered to host the third meeting of the ‘Istanbul Process’, which deliberates, in a series of meetings, on developing mechanisms to implement UNHRC Resolution 16/18 on combating intolerance, discrimination and incitement to violence based on religion ore belief."

Hang, on - does the Koran not encourage "intolerance", "discrimination" and "incites to violence based on religion ore belief."?

Texts which have resulted in countless "intolerance", "discrimination" and "violence based on religion" around the World? (more than 18,000 attacks since September 11 for starters)

So why not - instead of hosting lavish taxpayer-funded conferences for Eurocrats - take action against the Koran, or its publishers in the European Union, who are doubtless falling foul of much legislation banning "hate speech" and "incitement to violence" by publishing such a text?

Or am I missing something?