Saturday, October 13, 2012

OSCE Warsaw: ICLA Side Event on the Cairo Declaration

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On October 2, 2012, during the side event sponsored by the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Alain Wagner presented a detailed case against the Cairo Declaration, and in favor of the Brussels Declaration as launched at the Brussels Conference on July 9, 2012.

Their presentation was a more lengthy exposition on the formal request previously made by ICLA for the abrogation by the OSCE of the Cairo Declaration.

The following report on the side event has been posted earlier at the ICLA website.

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ICLA Highlights Content and Implications of Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam

The following video is from our side event at the recent OSCE meeting in Warsaw. Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff begins by introducing the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) and then hands over to ICLA Chairman Alain Wagner. Alain highlights the content and implications of the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam and explains why it really has nothing to do with what most people understand by the term ‘human rights’.

He explains how there are now effectively two approaches to human rights that contradict one another running in parallel in the world today. There is the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and there is the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam. Only one actually serves to protect human rights as they are traditionally understood.

The Universal Declaration represents this traditional view and the Cairo Declaration is effectively a tool to subvert it. The Cairo Declaration subordinates human rights to sharia and as such it is actually an anti-human rights document. It might talk about human rights but does nothing meaningful to guarantee them. The Cairo Declaration is not a document to protect human rights; it is a document to facilitate the expansion of sharia.

Unfortunately Western leaders take the OIC seriously and conspire with it to undermine freedom and democracy in the West. They pretend that the OIC actually has a valuable contribution to make in the field of human rights. As a result we are confronted by the farce of brutal OIC member states lecturing the world on human rights.

Alain hands back over to Elisabeth who provides a brief outline of the 2012 Brussels Declaration To Safeguard Individual Liberties and Human Rights and the associated Brussels Process.

The Brussels Process is the antidote to the anti-free speech and anti freedom initiatives that Governments are increasingly resorting to. The trend in the direction of tyranny often comes in the form of attempts to enforce sharia compliance. The Brussels Process is a framework to protect human rights:

The Brussels Process aims to:

1. Educate and inform the public to ensure that laws that undermine our freedoms are repeals and laws that enhance it are enacted.
2. Demonstrate that sharia compliance is against human rights and should not be embraced when human rights decisions are being made.
3. Encourage human rights practitioners to consider rulings such as that made by the European Court of Human Rights in 2003 which said that Sharia is incompatible with democracy.
4. Create a framework for individuals and organisations to stand up and protect liberty from the sharia threat.

2012 Brussels Process PDF on OSCE website.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading the video.

Previous posts about the OSCE and the Counterjihad:

2009 Jul 25 A Report on the OSCE Roundtable
  Sep 30 ICLA Tackles Fundamental Freedoms at the OSCE Meeting in Warsaw
  Oct 1 The ICLA Meets the OSCE, Round 2
  Nov 5 The OSCE: Islam and Violence Against Women
    7 Proposed Charter of Muslim Understanding Under Fire At OSCE Meeting in Vienna
    7 “Hate Speech” Accusations at the OSCE Meeting
    8 What is Medica Zenica?
    10 Report on the OSCE Supplementary Human Rights Dimension Meeting
2011 Oct 28 ESW: Liveblogging In Vienna
    28 Steering Public Discourse
    28 Fallacies That Deserve Correction
    29 Towards a “Responsible” Freedom of Speech in Europe
    29 Islamophobia, Islamic Slander, and the OSCE
  Nov 10 The OSCE Fights Racism and Xenophobia in Vienna
    10 When Good Intentions Go Bad
    12 ESW: The ACT! For America Interview at OSCE
    12 OSCE: The murky waters of political correctness
    29 ACT! For America: A Report on the OSCE Meeting in Vienna
2012 Oct 2 OSCE Warsaw: Which Human Rights?
    2 OSCE Warsaw: Apostasy and Its Consequences
    2 OSCE Warsaw: ICLA Demands the Abrogation of the Cairo Declaration
    2 OSCE Warsaw: Join the Brussels Process!
    2 OSCE Warsaw: Islamophobia, Occupation and Slander
    2 OSCE Warsaw: Islam as a Political Ideology
    2 OSCE Warsaw: A Thinly Veiled Threat of Violence
    2 OSCE Warsaw: Define Your Terms!
    2 OSCE Warsaw: Bashing Islamophobia
    3 OSCE Warsaw: The Battle Has Begun
    3 OSCE Warsaw: Tolerance and Non-Discrimination II
    3 OSCE Warsaw: “Hate Crimes”
    3 OSCE Warsaw: Kamal Fahmi on Freedom of Speech
    3 OSCE Warsaw: The ICLA Side Event
    3 OSCE Warsaw: An Advocate for Hamas Representing the U.S. Government
    4 OSCE Warsaw: “Threats Have No Place Here”
    8 OSCE Warsaw: The MPAC Connection
    12 OSCE Warsaw: A Response to Salam al-Marayati


lallatin said...

I'll repeat this again: Be and declare yourself Islamognostic. Knowing the truth about self-described Islam inspires ridicule, not fear. That is what Muslims fear most, and what Islam cannot survive without coercive laws that punish speakers and publishers about actual current and historical events.