Of course it isn’t, because the OIC is not after partial submission to its demands that free speech become subject to Sharia. So, a book about the cartoons that doesn’t condemn them as the worst crime against humanity in the past 100 years, and that even reproduces a reduced-size version of the front page of Jyllands-Posten from the day the ‘toons were printed, still leaves a lot to be suppressed as far as the OIC is concerned.
And do remember that the OIC wants the UN to develop “a legally binding institutional instrument” to put an end to free speech that could offend Islamic sensibilities.
As shown below, they push their agenda by portraying anything offensive to or critical of Islam as “incitement.” Never mind the fact that the people getting hurt in the wake of the cartoons have been in danger from Muslims threatening and attacking the artists and publishers, or from rampages by Muslims in the streets of Muslim countries.
But unless and until the OIC can corral enough sympathizers and useful idiots at the UN to get its way, there’s much bullying to be done of individual countries — in this case, Denmark.
JEDDAH — The Organisation of the Islamic Conference has condemned the publication of the book Tyranny of Silence in Denmark.
The book, containing blasphemous caricatures, hit the stores in Denmark on Thursday amid concerns over a backlash from the Muslim world.
The cartoons were first published by the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in 2005, resulting in condemnation from Muslims around the world.
Note the incredible sense of entitlement to order around the Danish government:
OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu expressed his dismay and disappointment at the release of the book despite the fact that he, and some leaders of Muslim countries, had personally written letters to the foreign minister of Denmark, urging the Danish government to stop the publication of the book because of its highly provocative and inciting content.
Incitement to what? Laughter at the cartoons? Smiles? Nods of approval as one proceeds through the book?
He reiterated this position when he met the foreign minister of Denmark recently on the sidelines of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly.
Emphasising the moral responsibility of the political leadership of Denmark, Ihsanoglu said the publication of the book was a deliberate attempt to incite prejudice and animosity. This would undermine the ongoing efforts of the international community to promote understanding and peaceful coexistence among people of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.
Referring to a statement issued by the Danish foreign ministry, he said the publication constituted a flagrant violation of the stipulation of Article 20 of the 1966 International Convention on Civil and Political Rights.
It’s always ironic to hear the OIC talk about civil and political rights. What’s the priority here? A Muslim’s right not to be offended by a cartoon.
He added that in addition the Danish Criminal Code, in section 140, stipulates that people’s religious feelings should be protected against mockery and scorn; and in section 266, stipulates that groups of persons should be protected against scorn and degradation on account of their religion, among other things.
If that law is correct as he quoted it, it certainly never anticipated the abuses and agenda of Islamic law. Danes might do well to modify it in response.
He said the publication of the book substantiates OIC’s argument that certain groups and individuals are abusing freedom of expression laws to fuel hatred towards Islam and Muslims in some parts of the Western world.
All criticism, all concerns, all expressions of disagreement with Islamic teachings must reflect an upwelling of seething, bilious hatred, you see. And all those hurt feelings from satire and parody: you’re committing feeling-cide with malice aforethought!
You’re a feeling-cidal maniac, you monster!