Which do you think the UN is more likely to do? Defend the rights of those who leave Islam, or make blaspheming Muhammad an international crime? Note also the insistence that the Ahmadis, who reject violent jihad, are heretics, and the denial that the Islamic religious schools in Pakistan (madaris) are preaching terrorism. No word here on whether or not they’re teaching violent jihad. From The Pakistani Newspaper, with thanks to JimBobTex:
BIRMINGHAM, Aug 2: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday demanded that the United Nations should declare the defamation of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) an international crime.
Addressing a large gathering here, Maulana Fazl said the UN needed to adopt a blasphemy law to protect the honour of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and respected figures of other religions and faiths.
He denounced the anti-Islamic attitude by the West and spurned as baseless charges of involvement of Muslims in terrorist acts.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman said Muslims were being victimized in the name of terrorism despite that fact they themselves were a target of violence.
He said terrorist acts in Muslim countries was an intrigue to defame the Ummah and to destabilize targeted states.
He said Ummah should dedicate a special fund to curb the anti-Islamic forces, especially the activities of the Qadiyanis/Ahmadis.
Maulana Fazl said Europe should not consider Muslims an enemy but study Islamic teachings.
He said to fight terrorism with terrorism was leading the world to destruction.
He said a great number of Qadiyanis were converting to Islam.
He said attempts to repeal or amend the blasphemy law and Hudood Ordinance in the Muslim countries were under duress by western countries.
Fazl said to differentiate between Jihad and terrorism was need of the hour.
“Those who declare Islam as a religion of terrorism are the real fanatics and extremists”, he said.
He said Muslims were ready to render every sacrifice to protect the honour and sanctity of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the belief of finality of his prophethood.
The ratio of conversion to Islam had raised very much after 9/11 incidents, he said, adding that negative reports against Islam, Muslims and Islamic states were published by the western media after Qadiyanis and Ahmadis restored to malicious propaganda in this regard.
“Muslim countries should raise their voices in the UN for the protection of the honour and sanctity of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the belief of Khatme Nubuwwat”, he said.
Maulana Khawaja Khan Muhammad who presided over the conference said Muslim countries should impose a ban on anti-Islamic activities of the Qadiyanis and Ahmadis.
Chancellor of Binnori Town Madrassa, Dr. Abdur Razzaq Iskandar said allegations that religious seminaries (deeni madaris) were involved in terrorism were absolutely false.
He said the madaris imparted Islam’s message of peace and harmony and never indulged in terrorism….
He said the UN should adopt a resolution to stop the Qadiyanis from impersonating themselves as Muslims and defaming Islam and Muslims.
A tiny minority of extremists?
Scholars and participants from all European countries including Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, as well as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh attended the conference. More than 20,000 people participated in the conference.