OIC: Combating “Islamophobia” top priority, working with Western governments to restrict free speech
Ihsanoglu says: “The OIC has become an indispensable player at the international level, in many domains, notably in the realms of dialogue among civilizations, defending the image of Islam, and combating the phenomenon of Islamophobia.” He also says: “We have established an OIC Group in Washington D.C., with the aim of playing a more active role in engaging American policy makers.”
What will the OIC be engaging those policy makers about? The OIC hasn’t ever acknowledged the obvious fact that it could end “Islamophobia” right away by rejecting Islam’s doctrines of violence, supremacism and conquest and moving strongly against those Muslims who are acting upon those doctrines. It will be working with American policymakers to restrict free speech — that is, honest discussion of the elements of Islam that the jihadists use to justify their actions and gain recruits.
As he says below, “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.” We are going to have to shut up, and get in step, and passive and mutely acquiesce to our Islamization.
Well, I will not submit. And I suspect there are a few others in the U.S. who won’t either.
Free Speech Death Watch Update: “Speech of Secretary General at the thirty-fifth session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the organisation of the Islamic conference,” from the OIC, June 18 (thanks to Paul):
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.
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.
Third: Renowned academic institutions, intellectual and research centers, and think-tank circles.
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.
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.
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.