Fresh pile of taqiyya from the OIC -- also known as the Islamic organization fervently trying to impose "blasphemy laws" on the UN. Interesting, too, how, far from spending any significant amount of time condemning the Mumbai jihadists, the OIC is more outraged that the world is rightfully associating their violent actions with the jihad.
"OIC: Islam, the religion of peace, tolerance and compassion," from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, December 2:
With the multiplicity of terrorist attacks perpetrated recently by deviant and fanatic individuals, the General Secretariat of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has noticed a tendency of a section of the media, to interpose the word "Islam" in reporting these incidences.Gee, why is that? Could it be because these "deviant and fanatic individuals" are constantly quoting the Koran and the words of Islam's prophet Muhammad? Could it be because they are constantly threatening infidels with death and destruction (or at least dhimmitude) -- in accordance with Islamic law? Could it be because they make clear time and time again that their gripe with their neighbors -- be they Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, or Jews -- is a product of a well known, well documented, Islamic supremacist world-view?
Islam, the religion of peace, tolerance and compassion, that sanctifies the human soul, and whose universal message is one of mutual peaceful coexistence among all the peoples of the world, regardless of their ethnicities, race, religions or languages, and which calls for kind reasoning and dialogue with all their fellow human beings, abhors and despises all such criminal acts and had enacted the utmost severe punishment for their perpetrators.One wonders if they are able to write such things with a straight face... All the above would be true if Muslims were to ignore the Koranic "sword verses" (e.g., 9:5 and 9:29), the doctrine of abrogation, which makes these verses supreme vis-a-vis the "peaceful" verses, the "pattern" of Muhammad's life (his sunna, which Sunnis are to emulate), and which consisted of violence, discrimination, and intolerance to non-Muslims, the decrees and fatwas of Islam's most authoritative ulema, and sharia's division of the world into Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb that must be in constant struggle until Islam prevails. Once we can move past these problematic "inconveniences," then we can begin to evaluate whether Islam is a "religion of peace" -- and all the rest.
It is frustrating to see some circles, still, maliciously trying to establish conceptual link between such evil and wicked practices and Islam, the religion that condemns, scorns and outlaws them.
It is on the premise of this irrefutable fact that we, in the OIC, call upon all well-intentioned peoples of the world [i.e., willful dhimmis], not to give to these criminals any right to present Islam, a right that Islam itself denies them. Those who refer to the perpetrators, as acting on behalf of Islam, help them by offering them justification, anchor and premise that they don't have or deserve. On the other hand, the generalization of the guilt of a few aberrant misguided individuals, to engulf the adherents of a religion of 1.5 billion followers is an outrageous judgment and amounts to an illegal collective punishment on a global scale. Moreover, any attempt to implicate all Muslims in such a wicked and wanton acts goes contrary to the well established principles of international law.
It is therefore hoped that media will avoid resorting to any reference to Islam when narrating such events in order not to disseminate erroneous information that might jeopardize the basic human rights of Muslims, the world over.