The problem here, of course, is that while “almost all Western governments including the USA had made categorical statements rejecting any linkage between Islam and terrorism,” there are Muslims who keep linking them up again. But the OIC has nothing to say about that. The obvious elephantine fact is that Islamic terrorism and supremacism are what cause resentment of Muslims, and that punishment, not the lack thereof, would have led to more resentment of Muslims — but the OIC doesn’t really want to end that resentment at all. What they want to do is end free speech about Islam and jihad in the West.
“Danish cartoon ruling may prompt ‘Islamophobia’: OIC,” from Reuters, June 23 (thanks to Henrik):
RIYADH (Reuters) – The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a league of 57 Muslim nations, said on Monday a Danish court’s rejection of a suit against a paper for printing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad could provoke “Islamophobia.”
The High Court for western Denmark on Thursday rejected a suit against Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that first published cartoons of Islam’s prophet, leading to deadly protests in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The court said the editors had not meant to depict Muslims as criminals or terrorists, the cartoons had not broken the law, and there was a relationship between acts of violence and Islam — comments that provoked outcry among Muslim groups in Denmark.
“It is a known fact that acts of terror have been carried out in the name of Islam and it is not illegal to make satire out of this relationship,” the court said.
The Saudi-based OIC, the largest grouping of Muslim countries, said the ruling could encourage “Islamophobia,” a fear or dislike of Islam, which the group has identified as existing in the West.
“The Danish ruling came as a surprise to the OIC at a time when almost all Western governments including the USA had made categorical statements rejecting any linkage between Islam and terrorism,” an OIC statement said.
“The linkage drawn by the Danish court … could create a precedent for exacerbation of Islamophobia.”…