This nauseating thing was actually the brainchild of Spain's disgraceful PM, Rodriguez Zapatero. ZP was elected solely out of fear and left-wing manipulation (complete with little riots - er, I mean "peace marches") after the Muslims attacked Spain, and within a few weeks, he announced his "Alliance of Civilizations."
Essentially, it means that the Muslim world will be bribed and sweet-talked and given anything it wants, and that the radical left in other places (such as Venezuela, one of Zapatero's favorite places) will be given a major role in running things. He has been doing it on his own, having the Spanish government build mosques and institute classes in Islam in Spanish public schools (although Spain actually has one of the smallest Muslim populations in Europe), and aiding and abetting his radical leftist buddies by selling them arms and giving them other aid. The US had to step in and make him back off from selling high-quality naval material to VZ, although he seems to have circumvented this by selling it to VZ through France.
This "Alliance of Civilizations" crud is basically a way in which the West hands over power to a union of Islam and the radical left.
Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, commissioned by UN Chief Kofi Annan as a member of the UN group "Alliance of Civilization", arrived in Spain's Mallorca Island Saturday night to participate in the first meeting of high ranking UN group's first session.
Khatami, along with seventeen other members of the newly established UN group, are commissioned to survey the practical ways for proximity among civilizations, holding dialogue among them, and to present their scheme for the purpose to the UN.
Members of the group, comprised of prominent international political and cultural personalities, were appointed as its members in August 2004 after accepting Secretary General Kofi Annan's proposal on the purpose.
The first three-day gathering of the Group "Alliance of Civilizations" would start its activities on Sunday morning after watching a video message by Kofi Annan, hearing the message of Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, and his urkish counterpart Recep Teyeb Urdugan.
Khatami was received upon arrival in Mallorca from Frankfurt by Islamic Republic of Iran's Ambassador to Madrid Morteza Alviri, a number of Spanish officials, and the organizers of the UN small-scale gathering.
The UN group is expected to bring together Western and Muslim states in the fight against radicalism.
The group will gather in Palma de Mallorca in Spain's Balearic Islands to set in train an idea first mooted last year by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at UN headquarters in New York.
The group, co-chaired by Spanish former UNESCO director general Federico Mayor and Turkish minister of state and theology Mehmet Aydin, are due to come up with a range of recommendations next year.
And AoC funded ASMA, the organization founded by the imam who is part of the ground zero mosque effort.