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Muslim Groups To Discuss 'Islamophobia'
WFSB Channel 3 ^

Posted on 08/13/2010 11:54:08 AM PDT by Blue Turtle

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Muslims and people of other faiths plan to gather at the Connecticut Capitol to discuss what they call "Islamophobia" across the country and concerns for their safety during the holy month of Ramadan.

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1 posted on 08/13/2010 11:54:09 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

Islamiphobia is the fear of islam. It’s not fear I’m feeling.


2 posted on 08/13/2010 11:55:48 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Blue Turtle

It is rational to fear islam.


3 posted on 08/13/2010 11:56:36 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Blue Turtle

Concerns for THEIR safety? Somebody needs to be drug tested.


4 posted on 08/13/2010 11:57:48 AM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said)
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To: Blue Turtle

A phobia is an irrational fear. Any fear of them is rational, and based on valid reasons.


5 posted on 08/13/2010 11:59:16 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: ILS21R

Why can’t they be more rational and discuss suicide bombers?


6 posted on 08/13/2010 11:59:40 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Blue Turtle

What are thy afraid of? That we might stone them? Behead them? Rape them? No, those are the acts of followers of Islam.


7 posted on 08/13/2010 11:59:47 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Blue Turtle

As soon as somebody whips out the suffix “-phobia,” you know somebody else’s First Amendment rights are about to be violated.


8 posted on 08/13/2010 12:00:48 PM PDT by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: ILS21R

They should be discussing how to leave the USA.

I am for a Muslim free America.

If you want to be a Muslim go to Saudia Arabia.


9 posted on 08/13/2010 12:00:57 PM PDT by troy McClure
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To: Blue Turtle

Islamaphobia is not the fear of dying, it is not a fear, its a rational conclusion that leads free thinking people to understand anyone who would be so swayed by the repugnant
teachings of Mo Hamm mad is capable of treating people like animals and having a negative effect on those around them..
Islam is not a true religion, there is no real God involved, its an excuse Mo Hamm used to use the people at his disposal..


10 posted on 08/13/2010 12:01:32 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Blue Turtle

Islamm is as Islam does..


11 posted on 08/13/2010 12:01:58 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Blue Turtle

Islamaphobia is not the fear of dying, it is not a fear, its a rational conclusion that leads free thinking people to understand anyone who would be so swayed by the repugnant
teachings of Mo Hamm mad is capable of treating people like animals and having a negative effect on those around them..
Islam is not a true religion, there is no real God involved, its an excuse Mo Hamm used to use the people at his disposal..


12 posted on 08/13/2010 12:02:03 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Blue Turtle

Why don’t they take a collection for the family of the Iranian lady who’s about to be hanged for adultery?


13 posted on 08/13/2010 12:02:06 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Blue Turtle
Well, if you quit beheading, mutilating, raping, ravaging, mudering, and maiming your people and those of other countries around the world maybe we wouldn't despise your “religion” so. It is not fear we feel as much as disgust.
14 posted on 08/13/2010 12:05:50 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Blue Turtle

Muslims and people of other faiths plan to gather at the Connecticut Capitol to discuss what they call “Islamophobia” across the country and concerns for their safety during the holy month of Ramadan.”

So Muslims along with assorted useful idiots want to discuss Muslim safety. ROTFL

They’ve got this victim thing down pretty well.


15 posted on 08/13/2010 12:06:12 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: Blue Turtle
Well, as luck would have it - if ONE HAIR on any Muslim's head is hurt by any Tea Party Member - the New York Times and Washington Post will put it on the front page.

So if you have NOT read about it in your local paper (they cover it a day later ) IT HAS NOT HAPPENED.

16 posted on 08/13/2010 12:06:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (Asked for ZIP? Give 82224 - Lost Springs,Wy - most sparsely populated in country. Freeper:SamAdams)
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To: Blue Turtle
The ones who kill and harm Muslims are Muslims.
17 posted on 08/13/2010 12:07:50 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Chump Obama promised "Change" and we got chump change.)
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To: Blue Turtle

America is slow to anger, but once angered, a more terrible enemy you will be hard pressed to find. They best figure out a way to eliminate the terrorists and their supporters in their own midst.


18 posted on 08/13/2010 12:07:58 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Blue Turtle

Ever notice how when they trash talk us, it’s “to promote tolerance” and when we tell the true about them it’s “Hateful Islamophobia”?


19 posted on 08/13/2010 12:09:19 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Blue Turtle

I wonder... Hitler should have declared the culture of the Nazis a religion. Then, they would have been protected in the USA.

I’d like to see a national movement to declare Islam either a political movement, or a cult. And, then we’d ban that party or cult from the society of our nation.


20 posted on 08/13/2010 12:09:38 PM PDT by Professional
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To: Blue Turtle

I don’t fear them. I dislike murderous cults.


21 posted on 08/13/2010 12:12:01 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Blue Turtle

22 posted on 08/13/2010 12:12:11 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Blue Turtle; Slings and Arrows
Here are the spokesmen now.


23 posted on 08/13/2010 12:13:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: RobRoy

24 posted on 08/13/2010 12:14:01 PM PDT by paulycy (Restore Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: ILS21R

Concerns for their safety.

Sounds like FEAR of Americans.

How many attacks have their been on muslims since 9-11 in America?

How many muslims were killed?

Now, how many attacks have there been on Americans in America SINCE 9-11 and how many were killed?

Playing the victim when YOU are the “phobe” is disgusting.


25 posted on 08/13/2010 12:16:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Blue Turtle
First speaker....
26 posted on 08/13/2010 12:18:08 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Professional

The Bund was protected in the USA, that was until we entered WWII.

After that, if you sided with the Japanese government, German government, or Italian government, you were considered to be siding with the enemy in a time of war.

We only prosecuted a handful of people for treason after WWII but there were more who were held and certainly there were acts of sabotage, espionage, and recruiting.


27 posted on 08/13/2010 12:18:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

28 posted on 08/13/2010 12:19:59 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Blue Turtle

They fly occupied planes into occupied buildings. Savages jump up and down shouting for joy as the buildings collapse, killing all inside. None of their chiefs condemn the attack.

They slice living necks off living Jewish and Christian heads, then make videos of the ceremony to post on the internet and to show their kids what they can do when they grow up.

Then then wonder why no sane person wants them anywhere near.


29 posted on 08/13/2010 12:20:38 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Blue Turtle
Fear or disgust?
30 posted on 08/13/2010 12:21:54 PM PDT by starlifter (Sapor Amo Pullus)
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To: GOPJ

If one person (mad hatter party crasher or not) at a tea party holds up a “racist” sign, the whole movement is tainted whereas when dozens of muslims shout Allah Akbar and send death notices with praise for Allah in America before they go on murderous rampages we are told that this has NO reflection on Islam.

Never matter that 3 rounds of American jihadist now have all studied under the same Imam.

They are all “lone nuts” who’s religion plays no factor in their actions.

Nope. Our government IS willing to call them “extremists” but what that ideology they hold that is so “extreme” cannot be discussed.

We cannot say “Christmas” anymore so maybe they are Christians. Our president is busy saying “Ramadan” this and “Ramadan” that so clearly there is a distinction between Islam and Christianity in the eyes of the Obama Islamic State Department.


31 posted on 08/13/2010 12:22:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Blue Turtle

These charming folk strap bombs to 8 year olds, murder en masse, behead whomever they wish, mutilate females....Seems to me the only people Muslims should fear are other Muslims.


32 posted on 08/13/2010 12:22:49 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Blue Turtle

How about Christian-phobia, that would explain the massacres Muslims have committed against thousands of innocent people.


33 posted on 08/13/2010 12:23:32 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Charles Bishop/Bishra
The DC Gay Sniper Duo
The El Al Airlines shooting at the LAX counter
The Seattle Jewish Community Center shooting
The Salt Lake mall shooting
The Army Recruiting center shooting
The Ft. Hood massacre

Meanwhile they have NOTHING to fear. They seek to silence free speech. Just as they have eradicated all other religions in Saudi Arabia.

34 posted on 08/13/2010 12:26:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Always the victims........


35 posted on 08/13/2010 12:37:05 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

With a supremacist mindeset, the sub-human kufir are not permitted to dissent. Islam means submit.

Islamic law discriminates against non-muslims both in protection of rights and in prosecution for equal offense.

It’s a whole worldview.


36 posted on 08/13/2010 12:39:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Blue Turtle
Muslims and people of other faiths...

IOW, white liberals full of guilt.


37 posted on 08/13/2010 12:39:39 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: Blue Turtle
Muslims and people of other faiths plan to gather at the Connecticut Capitol to discuss what they call "Islamophobia" across the country and concerns for their safety during the holy month of Ramadan.

We can save a meeting and a trip for those folks. It is very simple. Islamophobia is a term invented by Democrats who are good at name calling, blaming Bush, victim-hood, and changing the subject.

One thing that will not be talked about at the meeting is what are they going to do about Islamofacists, what they are going to do about correcting the contradictions in their own religion, and how they are going to genuinely reach out to Israel.

38 posted on 08/13/2010 12:43:30 PM PDT by olezip
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To: Blue Turtle

It is the effect of Islamofacist’s Petro-dollar on Western Elected and Appointed Officials which is defeating the West.

Further because we have no true Declaration of War..
there is no restraint on our Mainstream Press accepting Islamofacist monies to influence their reporting.

Failing to report events accurately is even more effective than overt propaganda.

W


39 posted on 08/13/2010 12:53:48 PM PDT by WLR (Remember 911 Remember 91 Iran delinda est.)
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To: troy McClure

Works for me, even assuming that they can’t outrun the 7.62 which put them “on the road”.

I still think, though, that we should give them the nukes that they seem to want so badly.

Via MIRV, of course.


40 posted on 08/13/2010 1:13:44 PM PDT by benewton (I)
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To: Blue Turtle
Anyone that does not have a healthy fear of Islam is a fool. The term, Islamophobia, is an attempt to denigrate those that understand Islam and know how dangerous it is. You would think that with the daily news of the brutality perpetrated by Muslims and Islamic countries that any rational person would have concerns.
41 posted on 08/13/2010 1:27:38 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Blue Turtle

Yes, Christians and Jews really need to worry about the safety of muslims.


42 posted on 08/13/2010 1:39:38 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: a fool in paradise

Thanks for the reply. So, until we are on the brink, we’ll just coddle these islamonazis....

Not that I’m surprised.


43 posted on 08/13/2010 1:48:03 PM PDT by Professional
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To: Blue Turtle

American groups to discuss anti americans


44 posted on 08/13/2010 1:49:05 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (We are our founding fathers keepers)
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To: Blue Turtle

Are they also discussing their common hatred of Christians and the fact that our government puts on the kneepads every time during a dialog with them?


45 posted on 08/13/2010 2:02:00 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: olezip

We were told that the war in Iraq was “wrong” because of American Imperialism (leftist claims which forced us to hand over the reigns in quick fashion as to not APPEAR to have imperialist designs on the middle east).

Meanwhile our nation’s Islamist president is championing the inroads Islamic imperialists are making in America.

Some even want to see Sharia Law considered in our courts.

But then, see earlier statements about Islam’s supremacist mindset that does not find this to be a double standard.


46 posted on 08/13/2010 2:03:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: troy McClure

>I am for a Muslim free America.<

.
I am for a Muslim-free planet.


47 posted on 08/13/2010 2:03:49 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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Obama’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism speaks out against “Islamophobia”
JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | July 1, 2010 6:30 AM | Posted by Robert Spencer
Posted on July 1, 2010 3:07:18 PM PDT by Cindy

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Obama’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism speaks out against “Islamophobia”

If Hannah Rosenthal really wants to end “Islamophobia,” here is an easy way. She can call upon Muslims to:

1. Focus their indignation on Muslims committing violent acts in the name of Islam, not on non-Muslims reporting on those acts.

2. Renounce definitively not just “terrorism,” but any intention to replace the U.S. Constitution (or the constitutions of any non-Muslim state) with Sharia even by peaceful means. In line with this, clarify what is meant by their condemnations of the killing of innocent people by stating unequivocally that American and Israeli civilians are innocent people.

3. Teach Muslims the imperative of coexisting peacefully as equals with non-Muslims on an indefinite basis.

4. Begin comprehensive international programs in mosques all over the world to teach against the ideas of violent jihad and Islamic supremacism.

5. Actively work with Western law enforcement officials to identify and apprehend jihadists within Western Muslim communities.

If Muslims do those five things, voila! “Islamophobia” will no longer hold sway among Westerners!

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


48 posted on 08/13/2010 7:45:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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www.state.gov/s/srmc/143780.htm

Combating Intolerance and Discrimination Against Muslims

Hannah Rosenthal
Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Session 1: OSCE High-Level Conference on Tolerance and non-Discrimination
Astana, Kazakhstan
June 29, 2010

Mr. Moderator,

As the United States government’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, I would like to thank the OSCE and the government of Kazakhstan for hosting this conference and bringing attention to these important issues.

We welcome the opportunity to speak here today, as the problem of intolerance and discrimination against Muslims is an issue across the OSCE region. The United States strongly supports combating all forms of discrimination and intolerance against Muslims and is taking efforts to build mutual respect between people of all faiths. The U.S. government works continuously to ensure that person of all faiths, including Muslims, can freely enjoy the fundamental freedom of religion. We raise these concerns with our Allies, partners, and others – both within the OSCE and without. The U.S. Government’s Annual Report on International Religious Freedom addresses these concerns in detail within the OSCE region and around the world.

In the OSCE region, for example, the free practice of Islam is severely constrained in different ways – from overt prejudices to non-support for structures that allow religious observance. In some participating States, Muslim communities have great difficulty operating mosques not controlled or sanctioned by the state, sometimes resulting in problematic penalties for this activity. In some states, in fact, one can’t even build a mosque. In some states, registration systems often disproportionately burden small Muslim religious communities, and some countries’ legal systems ban personal religious expression—restrictions which inevitably limit freedoms we all hold dear.

But I am not here today to name and shame. Rather, I would like to talk about how the United States has changed its entire framework for engagement with Muslim communities, and for the need to move beyond mere tolerance to partnerships based on mutual respect.

Just over one year ago in a speech in Cairo, President Obama articulated the United States’ commitment to a new relationship with Muslims around the world based on mutual respect, mutual interest, and mutual responsibility; a shared commitment to universal values; and comprehensive engagement with governments and people alike.

The President pledged that the United States would make a sustained effort to engage people, as well as governments, and to listen. Since then, our government has worked tirelessly to fulfill this Presidential priority. The United States has held thousands of events and town halls with students, civil society groups, faith leaders and entrepreneurs in the United States and around the world. Secretary Clinton and I have also held roundtables, webchats, “townterviews,” and town hall meetings to engage people worldwide, with a particular focus on engaging the next generation of Muslims around the world. Our engagement at this people-to-people level is becoming a matter of course, and what we have heard has informed our policy.

We recognize that there is not one Muslim community, but rather many different communities, each with their own nuances. Thanks to the internet and new technologies, those communities are now more interconnected than ever before. As we learned in Denmark, what happens in Copenhagen affects what happens in Kabul.

We are using the strength of the U.S. government to be a facilitator among and an intellectual partner with Muslim communities. We are bringing people to the table who do not usually come to the table. In particular, we are trying to reach out to the 45% of the world’s population that is under 30 – the youth of our societies – to build lasting partnerships for the long-term. And we are identifying the best ideas and matching them with each other and the resources they need.

Fulfilling the President’s vision requires a long-term effort, and there remains much to be done. While our framework may have changed, the urgency of anti-Muslim discrimination and greater engagement with Muslims everywhere has not.

And we cannot do it alone. We urge our allies and partners, and all participating States which are willing, to reach out and work with us towards our shared goals. Additionally, we continue to support the work of the Chair-in-Office Personal Representatives, High Commissioner on National Minorities, and ODIHR Tolerance Unit and welcome opportunities to assist their work in this area. I am very happy to be here in Astana today and look forward to the conference’s dialogue about our and others’ efforts to engage Muslim communities, to move beyond tolerance to mutual respect and understanding.

Later today, Special Representative Pandith and I will co-host a lunchtime session to launch our ART Initiative, promoting Acceptance, Respect and Tolerance. This is now taking place on the sixth floor. Six international NGOs — representing Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States – will share their organizations’ mandates and best practices to successfully combat intolerance, particularly among youth. The discussion will focus on new and innovative initiatives that pro-actively promote pluralism, and highlight best practices of NGOs with programs that advance Acceptance, Respect, and Tolerance. The overall goal of the ART Initiative is to present successful and easily adapted approaches to combat intolerance and discrimination by involving interfaith, inter-ethnic youth and young adults.

We will be circulating information from this side event widely – enhancing the message and encouraging others to use these best practices in their communities and countries. We will post the video on the Department of State website and will provide transcripts of the session to all OSCE governments and interested NGOs. We hope to build on this event in Astana and these best practices to expand the ART Initiative with new and more innovative examples in follow up meetings and conferences, working through interfaith and inter-ethnic activities and efforts.

To date, there have been over 10 OSCE events or conferences with a focus on anti-Semitism, and more than 10 publications focusing on issues ranging from monitoring and reporting on anti-Semitic hate crimes and Holocaust remembrance to hate crimes legislation and tolerance education. We are here in Astana today to build on this body of work and to promote tolerance and non-discrimination for all. The OSCE’s status as the world’s largest regional security organization gives us the
platform to take a courageous stand. It is my hope that years from now, we will look back on this conference as a time when we seized the moment and met great problems with even greater resolve.

Jews cannot fight anti-Semitism alone. Muslims cannot fight Islamophobia alone. Roma cannot fight – alone. The LGBT community cannot fight – alone. And the list goes on. Hate is hate, but we can overcome it together.

May I invite all of you to join us at our side event right after this session. Thank you, Mr. Moderator.


49 posted on 08/13/2010 7:46:47 PM PDT by Cindy
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ISNA Conference Again Features Conspiracy Theories
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News ^ | July 6, 2010 | n/a
Posted on July 6, 2010 5:15:48 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: “For the second consecutive year, the Obama Administration honored the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) with a prominent official to speak on behalf of the President. And, for the second consecutive year, that conference featured false and radical dogma about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and purported Jewish “power” over America.”

Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/2044/isna-conference-again-features-conspiracy-theories

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1 posted on July 6, 2010 5:15:53 PM PDT by Cindy
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Muslim convention to shine a light on hate (Chicago suburb)
Sun Times ^ | 7-3-10 | Vernon Clement Jones
Posted on July 3, 2010 8:41:44 AM PDT by STARWISE

Thousands of American Muslims — in Chicago this weekend for a mega convention — are being asked to detail hate directed at them because of their faith.

“The survey will be asking about 3,000 respondents how Islamophobia has affected them and to identify where they see the most examples of it,” Amina Sharif, Chicago spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Thursday.

Muslim men pray with Mohamed Magid on Friday as the Islamic Society of North America kicked off its 2010 annual conference of “Nurturing Compassionate Communities” at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

“Chicago is a diverse metropolis, but that doesn’t mean we’re exempt from racial and ethic tensions.”

Council officials will fan out across the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont to interview a random sampling of 30,000 Muslims registered for the 47th annual Islamic Society of North America Convention.

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SNIPPET - quote:: “47TH ISNA ANNUAL CONVENTION

Invited Speakers

Ingrid Mattson, Mohamed Magid Ali, Tariq Ramadan, Zaid Shakir,
Siraj Wahhaj, Maher Hathout, Suhaib Webb, Mokhtar Maghraoui,
Muhammad Ninowi, Zainab Alwani, Hamza Yusuf, Altaf Husain,
Safaa Zarzour, Andre Carson, Keith Ellison & more!

3 posted on July 6, 2010 5:19:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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Valerie Jarrett Addresses the Islamic Society of North America

Posted by Hammad Hammad on July 06, 2009 at 06:22 PM EDT

Continuing President Obama’s outreach to Muslims, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett spoke at the Islamic Society of North America’s 46th Annual Convention. The Convention, themed “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” brought together thousands of Muslim Americans to our nation’s capital over the July 4th weekend.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) maintains that it is the largest Muslim American organization in the United States. It was founded more than forty years ago and aims to serve as a meeting place for people and ideas, while building bridges of understanding and cooperation.

(Photo credit: Vince Isner, ISNA)

In her remarks, Jarrett spoke of the importance of President Obama’s Cairo speech, where he emphasized that the United States and Muslim communities share fundamental values, such as justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of human beings.

She quoted the President in emphasizing the many contributions of Muslim Americans to the United States:

Since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States. They have fought in our wars, served in government, stood for civil rights, started businesses, taught at our universities, excelled in our sports arenas, won Nobel prizes, built our tallest building, and lit the Olympic torch.
She continued by emphasizing that:

I will tell you, it is not always easy to identify American “Muslim” business leaders, scientists, artists, athletes, and so on. Not because there aren’t any, but because there are too many, and they are known for their talents and character – not simply their religion. This is a great thing. It is a reflection of the American dream, which is ultimately rooted in these values that we all share – values that are common to all of humanity. And just as we share common values, we also share common dreams – for security, progress, and opportunity.

(Photo credit: Vince Isner, ISNA)
After acknowledging the diligent work and great contribution of Muslim Americans to American society, Jarrett encouraged Muslim Americans to respond to President Obama’s call to service. She asked that they participate in United We Serve this summer, and utilize www.serve.gov to post service projects and find other opportunities.

4 posted on July 6, 2010 5:21:36 PM PDT by Cindy
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5 posted on July 6, 2010 5:23:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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Off Thread Topic, but interesting.

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