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Controversy Surrounds Frontrunner in Race to Head Major U.N. Agency
CNS NEWS.com ^
| Tuesday, September 08, 2009
| By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor
Posted on 09/09/2009 12:09:59 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "The new head of the Paris-based U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), an agency that gets 22 percent of its regular $600 million-plus annual budget from U.S. taxpayers, will be selected in a process that involves behind-closed-doors interviewing and a secret ballot vote."
SNIPPET: "Farouk Hosni, who has been Egypts culture minister for more than two decades, leads a nine-strong field of hopefuls. He leads largely because he has the backing of the Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the African Union, and because Arab governments say it is the Arab worlds turn."
SNIPPET: "Asked by Egyptian lawmakers in May 2008 about the existence of Israeli books in a library in Alexandria, the culture minister answered, Lets burn these books. If there are any, I will burn them myself before you.
Hosni has admitted the remarks..."
SNIPPET: "In 2006, the executive board approved a measure, introduced by the OIC, entitled respect for freedom of expression, sacred beliefs, values and religious and cultural symbols.
The motion did not refer directly to the furor at the time over the publication of cartoons satirizing Mohammed, but an explanatory note offered by the OIC members did, saying the publication has caused deep and widespread offense and indignation.
The OIC said the push at UNESCO was part of its strategy to take initiatives at various international organs to contribute to the formation of an international legal framework against what the organization calls religious defamation."
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africanunion; arableague; egypt; faroukhosni; faroukhosny; hosni; hosny; millions; oic; un; unesco; unitednations
posted on 09/09/2009 12:09:59 AM PDT
ON THE INTERNET:
CNS NEWS.com: "CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS FRONTRUNNER IN RACE TO HEAD MAJOR U.N. AGENCY" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "Farouk Hosni, who has been Egypt's culture minister for more than two decades, leads a nine-strong field of hopefuls. He leads largely because he has the backing of the Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the African Union, and because Arab governments say it is the Arab world's turn.") (September 8, 2009)
ACLJ.org: "PETITION OPPOSING THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE"
WorldNetDaily.com: "U.N. SCHEME TO MAKE CHRISTIANS CRIMINALS Sharia-following Islamic nations demanding anti-'defamation' law" by Bob Unruh (July 10, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): Amman - "JORDAN CHARGES GEERT WILDERS WITH 'BLASPHEMY AND CONTEMPT OF MUSLIMS'; OIC 'DEEPLY ANNOYED' AT DUTCH DECISION NOT TO PROSECUTE HIM" (July 1, 2008)
HUMAN EVENTS.com: "GEORGE ORWELL MEETS THE OIC" by Robert Spencer (June 25, 2008)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "FREE SPEECH DIES AT THE UN" by Robert Spencer (June 25, 2008)
COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "JIHAD AGAINST FREEDOM OF SPEECH AT THE UNITED NATIONS" by Jeffrey Imm (June 19, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): "OIC: LACK OF PUNISHMENT FOR CARTOONS WILL LEAD TO MORE 'ISLAMOPHOBIA'" (June 24, 2008)
TRUTHUSA.com: "A Look at More Than Cartoons"
JIHAD WATCH.org: "OIC: COMBATING 'ISLAMOPHOBIA' TOP PRIORITY, WORKING WITH WESTERN GOVERNMENTS TO RESTRICT FREE SPEECH" (June 23, 2008)
CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC NATIONS EYE UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEATS" by Patrick Goodenough (June 23, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "ITALIAN PM AND MUSLIM CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY TARGETS OF JIHADIST DEATH THREATS; ISLAMIC CONFERENCE DECRIES 'ISLAMOPHOBIA'" (June 18, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (KUWAIT NEWS AGENCY): "'INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC CONFERENCE ON INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE' CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST 'CULTURE OF HATRED AMONG NATIONS'" (June 8, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (TODAY'S ZAMAN): "OIC TO DECLARE A 'MEMORIAL DAY' FOR MASSACRES AGAINST MUSLIMS" (May 17, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (TODAYS ZAMAN.com): "ISLAMIC NATIONALS LAUNCH 'ISLAMOPHOBIA OBSERVATORY'" (May10, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC NEWS AGENCY): "OIC CONDEMNS FITNA 'IN THE STRONGEST TERMS'" (March 29, 2008)
WTOP NEWS.com (AP): Geneva - "UN OKs ISLAMIC TEXT AGAINST DEFAMATION" (March 27, 2008, 11:40 pm)
HOT AIR.com - blog: "NEW JIHAD WATCH: DEFAME ISLAM, GET SUED" (March 24, 2008)
Video - Link
ASSIST NEWS SERVICE: "OIC: ELIMINATING 'DEFAMATION' OF ISLAM - an examination of the Organisation of Islamic Conference's Observatory Report on Islamophobia" by Elizabeth Kendal (March 24, 2008)
CNS NEWS.com: "OIC DENOUNCES TERROR, BUT FIGHTING 'OCCUPATION' STILL EXEMPTED" by Patrick Goodenough (March 18, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): Dakar - "INDONESIAN PRESIDENT: "ISLAM HAS BEEN UNJUSTLY ASSOCIATED WITH VIOLENCE'" (March 15, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "FITZGERALD: THE OIC's REBRANDING GAME" (March 15, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "OIC: 'COMBATING ISLAMOPHOBIA IS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACED BY THE MUSLIM WORLD'" (SNIPPET: "Well, Jihad Watch can offer a handy five-point plan for countering 'Islamophobia'...") (March 12, 2008)
CNS NEWS.com: "STATE DEPT INTRODUCES NEW ENVOY TO MUSLIM NATIONS" by Susan Jones (March 10, 2008)
COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "JIHAD, ISLAMISM, AND U.S. ENVOY TO OIC" by Jeffrey Imm (February 29, 2008)
WHITEHOUSE.gov - news release: Oval Office - "PRESIDENT BUSH MEETS WITH SPECIAL ENVOY TO THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE" (February 27, 2008, 2:01 pm EST)
posted on 09/09/2009 12:10:42 AM PDT
posted on 09/09/2009 12:12:40 AM PDT
To: Jet Jaguar
Thank you for the bump Jet Jaguar.
posted on 09/09/2009 12:13:56 AM PDT
Oh?! Sure! And we are worried about Bernie Madoff who scammed “some” people.
Yet! And Yet! We have here a glaring example of the government fleecing those of us who pay taxes and yet they are not called out for being thieves under color?
posted on 09/09/2009 12:16:46 AM PDT
(Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
posted on 09/09/2009 12:20:36 AM PDT
posted on 09/09/2009 12:23:06 AM PDT
This is just another sneaky foot in the door. I mean, look at the track record of the freakin’ UN in anything they get involved in, not to even mention the religious persuasion or lack thereof of the bureaucrats that get to agency level. And, they spend more money more profligately than the US gov’t does, with lots more corruption. And now, they want to get involved in educating American children, who are already being intellectually abused by the gov’t school system. WONDERFUL! I have an idea, these guys want to change the world monetary standard away from the dollar? OK, then let’s just not give them any more of the things.
“OK, then lets just not give them any more of the things.”
Sounds right to me.
posted on 09/09/2009 1:19:40 AM PDT
To: mapmaker77; Cindy
I imagine Kofi and Barack hunt on the Ivory Coast together, dontchaknow...
posted on 09/09/2009 6:38:26 AM PDT
To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
That’s a polite way of saying, just another day at the U.N.
posted on 09/09/2009 4:44:21 PM PDT
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“Egyptian minister blames Jews for UNESCO loss
‘It’s clear there was a conspiracy against me,’ says Farouk Hosny, blaming ‘group of world’s Jews’”
Published: 09.23.09, 20:13 / Israel News
SNIPPET: “Egypt’s culture minister on Wednesday blamed a conspiracy “cooked up in New York” by the world’s Jews for keeping him from becoming the next head of the UN’s agency for culture and education.
Farouk Hosny was defeated on Tuesday by Bulgarian diplomat Irina Bokova in a tight race for the position of UNESCO chair.”
posted on 09/23/2009 11:08:18 PM PDT
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