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World: UN Forum Explores Ways To Fight 'Islamophobia'
Radio Free Europe ^ | 10 December 2004 | Nikola Krastev

Posted on 12/11/2004 8:12:18 AM PST by TFMcGuire

A United Nations conference this week sought to define 'Islamophobia' and to find ways to confront its consequences -- in policy-making decisions, social perceptions, and cultural interactions. The forum came six months after another UN seminar focused on confronting anti-Semitism. Both are part of a series entitled "Unlearning Intolerance." UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan opened the conference by urging the condemnation of terrorist and violent acts carried out in the name of Islam but which "no cause can justify." However, Annan also urged people not to judge all Muslims by the acts of a few extremists who target civilians.

United Nations, 10 December 2004 -- A deep misunderstanding of Islam is fueling anger, hatred, and fear about one of the world's great religions.

Scholars and diplomats from around the world gathered in New York on 7 December to discuss the rising wave of anti-Muslim sentiment. Secretary-General Kofi Annan kicked off the daylong seminar at UN headquarters.

"When the world is compelled to coin a new term to take account of increasingly widespread bigotry -- that is a sad and troubling development," Annan said. "Such is the case with 'Islamophobia.' The word seems to have emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Today, the weight of history and the fallout of recent developments have left many Muslims around the world feeling aggravated and misunderstood, concerned about the erosion of their rights and even fearing for their physical safety." .... But in the wake of the 9-11 attacks on the United States, and other terrorist strikes around the globe including in Russia and Europe, the international perception of Islam as a source of violence against civilians is only growing.

(Excerpt) Read more at rferl.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; islamaphobia; kofianan; un
Unlearning Intolerance

Tolerance is not always a virtue. It is often utter stupidity. At other times it is cowardice or suicide.

When will so called "Moderate Islam" begin condemning terrorism, mutilation of little girls, hatred of Jews and Christians and their moral deviations like murder and lying in service to Islam.

And when will they trade in their demon-god Allah for the genuine Lord of the Bible?

1 posted on 12/11/2004 8:12:18 AM PST by TFMcGuire
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To: TFMcGuire



'Islamophobia': IS NOT A WORD


2 posted on 12/11/2004 8:13:42 AM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Support our troops.........)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

A quote of theirs, not my word. :)


3 posted on 12/11/2004 8:15:27 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Not Known for Political Correctness)
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To: LauraleeBraswell
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LauraleeBraswell,


It's simple: Moslems and Palestinians are the Gutter-Dogs of Humanity.


Moslems and Palestinians breed like sub-human vermin, then sacrifice their own children to become "Human Bombs", killing others' Children in the process.


Moslems and Palestinians are typical of the Arab mental squalor that's condemned entire sub-continents to vast cesspools of poverty, disease, and brutal ignorance.


Moslem and Palestinian Women are worthy of the Enslavement in which they and their Babies suffer eternal damnation, at the hands of Pseudo-Men whose Barbarism is only exceeded by their Pathetic Depravity towards the Moslem Boys playing at the local Mosque.


Moslem and Palestinian Women could have rebelled against their Depraved Male Slave-Masters decades ago, as did their Asian and Western European sisters. But the Arab's racial cowardice (genetically inbred over the centuries) condemns Arab Men and Children to flee from genuine Honor just as disease flees from Penicillin.


Why does the entire Civilized World turn away in disgust at Moslems and Palestinians ?


Because even the monstrously evil Bolsheviks and Nazis had the courage to fight their enemies as Men, face-to-face, eyeball-to-eyeball.


Because even the deranged Japanese Kamikaze Pilots of World War II mustered the honor of a suicide-death in the face of Open Battle.


Accordingly, even fifty (50) years after World War II, American, Japanese, British, German and Russian soldiers will even toast together the mutual memory of their fallen comrades, because all were imbued with the Singular Honor of Men who Sacrificed Their Lives (on the field of battle) for their respective nations.


Moslems and Palestinians ? They cannot even comprehend such Honor.


It's as foreign to Moslems and Palestinians as America's Bill of Rights and the God-Ordained Right of Women to enjoy the blessings of life and family, without living as Dowry Slaves in the Shadow of Fear of being Burned at the Stake to satisfy the Satanic Monsters lurking in the Soul of every Islamic man.



Have I made my Point ?




Patton@Bastogne
Free Republic Member since 1998.



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4 posted on 12/11/2004 8:18:17 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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To: LauraleeBraswell

OH!

My Misspelling in the topics line---Sorry.

Obviously not a "Word" I normally use.

Sorry for not spell-checking.


5 posted on 12/11/2004 8:18:33 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Not Known for Political Correctness)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

Well, if all the islamist are dead...the problem is solved, no more islamophobia.


6 posted on 12/11/2004 8:19:23 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: TFMcGuire
When will so called "Moderate Islam" begin condemning terrorism, mutilation of little girls, hatred of Jews and Christians and their moral deviations like murder and lying in service to Islam I agree, if the Muslims feel that the rest of us aren't tolerant, they should lead the way in demonstrating tolerance. I keep hearing that Islam is a religion of peace.
7 posted on 12/11/2004 8:20:12 AM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: TFMcGuire
"Islamophobia'

The reasonable fear that a person(s) who are followers of the 'religion' of 'Islam'
might burn,
bomb,
maim,
kill,
destroy,
shoot,
grenade,
rocket,
missile,
knife,
club,
stone,
lynch,
decapitate,
eviscerate,
or otherwise bodily harm anyone who is not a follower of their religion.
Sadly, it is almost impossible to know if this will happen to you until AFTER THE FACT!.
But with the prevalence of terrorists being 'Islamic', and the majority of terrorist-related events worldwide being perpetrated by said 'Islamics'
then it is reasonable to base a phobia on someones religious affiliation.
8 posted on 12/11/2004 8:21:28 AM PST by 45semi (Man has only those rights he can defend...)
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To: pbrown
Dear UN:

When the Islamic terrorists stop killing innocent women and children I promise to stop being Islamophobic.

P.S. However, your organization is long beyond redemption. I promise to do everything I can to lobby for your abolition.
9 posted on 12/11/2004 8:24:14 AM PST by cgbg (Defund the left--everywhere in the bureaucracy. There are no more excuses.)
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To: TFMcGuire

Oh I think Kofi understands Islam pretty well.

That's why the UN hasn't yet reopened its mission in Baghdad?

"Liberals are to tolerance and diversity as Islam is to peace"


10 posted on 12/11/2004 8:26:28 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: TFMcGuire

On second thought- let's just re-write this entire article and substitute "Judaism" or "Christianity" or their derivatives everywhere the word "Islam" or a derivative is is used. And imagine the UN issuing this?


11 posted on 12/11/2004 8:28:29 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf

Ought to use that last line as your tagline!

Well Said!


12 posted on 12/11/2004 8:32:30 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Not Known for Political Correctness)
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To: TFMcGuire
However, Annan also urged people not to judge all Muslims by the acts of a few extremists who target civilians.

The collective is always anti-freedom, anti-individual. But anti-freedom, anti-individual criminals like Kofi have never understood this. The extremists inside the collective...well that's so obvious...

13 posted on 12/11/2004 8:34:18 AM PST by PGalt
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To: TFMcGuire

How long is this tactic going to keep working? If I have a sensible reaction to someone else's bad behavior, I'm the one who is wrong? Actually, not just wrong -- we used to get called "racist" or "Nazis" by the Left. Now we have pseudo-mental illnesses like "Islamophobia" (was "Homophobia" the first of these?)

Good Lord. If people had learned to say "Sticks and stones..." fifty years ago the world would be a much better place.


14 posted on 12/11/2004 8:35:24 AM PST by SalukiLawyer (Zealously defending citizens accused of crimes by their government. Deal with it.)
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To: TFMcGuire

Again Islamaphobia implies that non Muslims are at fault. A phobia is an unreasonable fear of something. The Muslims have provided adequate reason to fear their dogma.

What a load of Crap.


15 posted on 12/11/2004 8:37:32 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: cgbg
That's something the islamocacist will never do. Therefore, I shall continue to be for their utter destruction and anniliation until that "CULT" is eradicated.

In their minds, they exist for our destruction. It's them or us...I choose us.

America out of the UN. UN out of America.

16 posted on 12/11/2004 8:37:58 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: TFMcGuire
How to fight Islamophobia? Ehem... They got it all wrong: The problem is Islam, not the people who are questioning the moral validity of this anachronic cult. If we follow the logic of the UN, then we might as well start blaming the Jews for Antisemitism.
17 posted on 12/11/2004 8:55:49 AM PST by Kurt_D
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To: TFMcGuire

"Islam is", Khataw preaches, "a peaceful religion that is focused on charity and goodwill toward others."

No, it's not. I won't go into *what it is*, as I'd probably get in trouble... aw, what the heck:

Islam, The Cult of Murder™.

Islam, The Cult of Terror™.

Islam, The Cult of Boy-Buggering™.

Islam, The Cult of Women-Chattelling™.

Islam, The Cult of Horror™.

Islam, The Cult of Rape™.

Islam, The Cult of Ritual Killing™.

Islam, The Cult of Beheading™.

Islam, The Cult of Deviants™.

Islam, The Cult of Hate™.

Islam, The Cult of Lies™.

Islam, The Cult of Female Mutilation™.

Islam, The Cult of Death™.

Islam, The Cult of Christian & Jew Killing™.

Islam, The Cult of Infidel Murder™.

Islam, The Cult of The Mentally-Ill™.

Islam, the Cult of Evil™.

Islam, the Cult of Poverty™.

Islam, the Cult of Illiteracy™.

Islam, the Religion of Peace™, and WE'LL KILL YOU TO PROVE IT!


18 posted on 12/11/2004 9:22:00 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: TFMcGuire

INTOLERENCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED !


19 posted on 12/11/2004 9:26:01 AM PST by spinestein (Intolerance will not be tolerated !)
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To: TFMcGuire

Anan is a war criminal. He deserves to live in Gitmo. And the rest of his scumbag criminal conspiracy should be booted out of the US. The building should be seized and returned to the American people.


20 posted on 12/11/2004 10:17:23 AM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Run for office.

You've got my vote!


21 posted on 12/11/2004 11:40:30 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Not Known for Political Correctness)
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To: spinestein

:)


22 posted on 12/11/2004 11:41:38 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Not Known for Political Correctness)
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To: 7.62 x 51mm

Excellent, .308. :)


23 posted on 12/11/2004 11:43:42 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Not Known for Political Correctness)
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To: samtheman

Couldn't agree more!


24 posted on 12/11/2004 11:45:02 AM PST by wagglebee (Memo to sKerry: the only thing Bush F'ed up was your career)
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To: TFMcGuire

IMHO if we KILL all of the jihadists (which will essentially mean the elimination of Islam), then there will nothing more to be afraid of.


25 posted on 12/11/2004 11:46:28 AM PST by wagglebee (Memo to sKerry: the only thing Bush F'ed up was your career)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
I hate the suffix "Phobia," too.

Doesn't fit in with the Well-balanced, courageous world view of most Conservatives. What is the Greek combining form for hatred?
26 posted on 12/11/2004 11:46:46 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Not Known for Political Correctness)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

Yes, it is. Let's see if it is added to dictionaries in a year or two.


27 posted on 12/11/2004 11:46:46 AM PST by RightWhale (Destroy the dark; restore the light)
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To: wagglebee

Great logic!

Works for me!


28 posted on 12/11/2004 11:48:28 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Not Known for Political Correctness)
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To: TFMcGuire

29 posted on 12/11/2004 11:48:46 AM PST by Tealc (Mail me if you want on or off my Jaffa, Kree! ping list)
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To: TFMcGuire

well, for starters, when there are no islamists, there will be nothing to be afraid of.


30 posted on 12/11/2004 11:48:53 AM PST by Libertarian4Bush (Teeee-OH, tee-OH tee-OH tee-OH.... tee-oh.... tee-ohhhh.... FLY EAGLES FLY)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Pseudo-Men whose Barbarism is only exceeded by their Pathetic Depravity towards the Moslem Boys playing at the local Mosque.

Was getting a little drowsy until I red your post. Wide awake now. Wow.

31 posted on 12/11/2004 11:53:53 AM PST by dagnabbit (Don't let Europe happen to America. Tell Bush & Congress to stop their massive Islamic immigration.)
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To: Tealc
Only UNamericans put the UN before America!
32 posted on 12/11/2004 12:04:16 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
You are absolutely right.

No American would put the UN over their country.

That sure says a lot about the ones that do...doesn't it?

33 posted on 12/11/2004 12:25:03 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: pbrown

Sure does! Globalists. Bah.


34 posted on 12/11/2004 12:29:30 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: pbrown
That sure says a lot about the ones that do...doesn't it?

How dare you question their patriotism! :)
35 posted on 12/11/2004 12:31:56 PM PST by Tealc (Mail me if you want on or off my Jaffa, Kree! ping list)
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To: Travis McGee

Globalist and internationalist chap my.....


36 posted on 12/11/2004 12:35:17 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: TFMcGuire

37 posted on 12/11/2004 12:37:06 PM PST by wagglebee (Memo to sKerry: the only thing Bush F'ed up was your career)
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To: Tealc

I clump all those who love the UN over America, in the same catagory as those who support A.N.S.E.R. Is the letters correct in that?


38 posted on 12/11/2004 12:39:14 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: pbrown

Actually, the group is called ANSWER. Needless to say, I do not like their answers. :)


39 posted on 12/11/2004 12:42:09 PM PST by Tealc (Mail me if you want on or off my Jaffa, Kree! ping list)
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To: pbrown

"Is" should be "ARE". Pardon my lapse in English.


40 posted on 12/11/2004 12:42:12 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Tealc
ANSWER. Thank you. A group of anti-American, Socialist, Communist, Fascist, Marxist, Leftist as I have ever seen.

How they are allowed to spread such crap is beyond me.

41 posted on 12/11/2004 12:46:21 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: TFMcGuire

How about Islamocontemptus ?


42 posted on 12/11/2004 1:39:48 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Much closer to the civilized world's true feelings about Islam.

Good Call!


44 posted on 12/11/2004 2:45:20 PM PST by TFMcGuire (Not Known for Political Correctness)
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To: wagglebee

How quickly we learn when we pay attemtion to what is happening around us instead of obsequiously asking the media, liberal education, or political correctness what to think and how to respond.


45 posted on 12/11/2004 2:48:04 PM PST by TFMcGuire (Not Known for Political Correctness)
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To: TFMcGuire
Run for office. You've got my vote!
Thanks for the compliment, even if in jest, but I'm not the type to run for office. I am the type to donate money, however. And if a serious candidate runs against the UN, that person will receive a contribution from me.
46 posted on 12/12/2004 3:27:09 AM PST by samtheman
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