Skip to comments.'Islamophobia' a threat to world security, say Muslim states [Barf Alert]
Posted on 03/12/2008 3:09:44 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
The world's Muslim countries warned Wednesday that an "alarming" rise in anti-Islamic insults and attacks in the West has become a threat to international security.
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) called on Europe and America to take stronger measures against 'Islamophobia' in a report prepared for a summit of the group's 57 members in Dakar on Thursday and Friday.
The report by a special OIC monitoring group said the organisation was struggling to get the West to understand that Islamophobia "has dangerous implications on global peace and security" and to convince western powers to do more.
Islamic leaders have long warned that perceptions linking Muslims to terrorism, especially since the September 11, 2001 Al-Qaeda attacks on the United States, would make Muslims more radical.
The West must understand that "the war against terror cannot be successful without the support of Muslim countries," said the report.
OIC leaders have expressed renewed concern following events such as the publication in Denmark of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed and a plan by the Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders to release a film calling the Koran "fascist".
The OIC said Islam had faced constant attacks since it was created "but in recent years the phenomenon has assumed alarming proportions and has become a major cause of concern for the Muslim world."
The monitoring group called on Europe and North America to do more, through laws and social action, to protect Muslims from threats and discrimination and prevent insults against Islam's religious symbols.
"Many Muslim countries are themselves victims of terror and active partners of the international community in combating terror and extremism."
The report added that Muslims in many parts of the world, in the West in particular, are being stereotyped, profiled and subjected to various forms of discriminatory treatment.
"The most sacred symbols of Islam, in particular the sacred image of of the Prophet Mohammed is being defiled and denigrated in the most insulting, offensive and contemptuous manner to incite hatred and unrest in society."
In a veiled reference to the Danish cartoons and Wilders' film, the OIC said: "The Islamophobes remain free to carry on their assaults due to the absence of legal measures necessary against the misusing or abusing (of) the right to freedom of expression."
It called on OIC member states to "step up their counter-measures by keeping the pressure on the international community at multilateral and bilateral forums."
The OIC said the Muslim world must launch a campaign to show that it is a "moderate, peaceful and tolerant" religion, closely monitor and the raise the alert over anti-Islamic incidents and organise more inter-faith initiatives.
"Victims of Islamophobia must be encouraged and given necessary help to file complaints," said the report.
“Victims of Islamophobia must be encouraged and given necessary help to file complaints,” said the report.
Filing complaints would be a damn sight better than their current policy of intimidation, burning, killing, and suicide bombing. Yeah, go for it!
What did you say? Can't hear anything over Iammadjohn's and Chavez's daily anti- America, anti-Israel rants.
Barf is right they bring it on themselfs and them complain when somebody does something about it.
Those muslimes sure got a lot of nerve!!
Coming to a Vons or Walmart near you: beheadings of 15-month olds in the produce section and honor killings of daughters in the checkout line.
It’s that pesky “freedom of speech “ thing again.
What am I saying?
That’s not a concept within Islam at all.
I have come to miss the Soviet Union for one reason. They really knew how to keep their foot on the throats of the Moslems. Problem with a Moslem? Bullet to the head. Next?
These jerks are saying accept and bow down to Muhammad or we’ll cut off oil and make lots of other trouble for you. My answer is FOAD
My answer is we better start crash course on coal and nuclear so we can flush these 7th century jackasses
And how many people have you Islamic Fascist killed today?
Same with the Chinese Commies. They know what to do. Idiots in democracies always fold for the Muslims in an orgy of self abasement and "understanding"
If you haven’t watched this video on youtube, it’s worth your time.
It’s called “Appeasing Islam”, is made by a European and hits the nail on the head!
Let them file complaints because they will lose on the basis of free speech. The Islamic lobby group filed a complaint against a magazine for quoting from Mark Steyn’s book on the demographics of the Islamic movement through the western world. They have to file these suits in another country because they won’t make it to court in the US.
Completely and wholly bassackwards.
Dear Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC):
Your whiny, insignificant, and ludicrous opinion has been noted.
I’d say Muslim anti-semitism is a far greater threat based upon the facts!
Gee, I wonder if they gave the same rights to the victims of the Jihadists...