Skip to comments.Sharia Law’s Threat to Free Speech
Posted on 10/11/2010 5:06:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
An organized effort is underway worldwide orchestrated by a powerful Islamic political body to criminalize speech that "offends" Muslims. As much as that may sound like some fantastic conspiracy theory, these Muslim leaders broadcast their group's every move on their website—yet America's ruling elites refuse to listen.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations representing 57 member states which seek to criminalize speech that violates the archaic tenets of Sharia law.
The OIC is comprised of the kings and heads of state of all Islamic countries numbering its membership at 57 states by including the non-existent state of Palestine.
As reported last week on HUMAN EVENTS, the OIC website says it comprises "the collective voice of the Muslim world" making "policy decisions" and providing "guidance on all issues pertaining to the realization of the objectives and consider other issues of concern to the Member States and the Ummah."
The ummah is the worldwide body of Muslim believers.
The OIC's claim to speak for "the collective voice of the Muslim world" carries great weight considering its membership. The OIC is not an Islamic religious organization but a political entity exercising political power and territorial claims through all of its member states as well as the ummah.
On December 8, 2005, at a heads-of-state-level summit, the OIC ratified its "Ten-Year Programme of Action to Meet the Challenges Facing the Muslim Ummah in the 21st Century."
The plan, among other things, seeks to define slander according to Islamic Sharia law—making Islamic “slander” a serious crime in every jurisdiction in the world, including the United States.
By January of 2006—just one month after ratification—the first OIC-orchestrated crisis was born.
In an attempt to buck the trend of media self-censorship on matters regarding Islam worldwide, Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on September 30, 2005, published 12 editorial cartoon depictions of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Under Sharia law it is illegal to publish an image of Muhammad.
Four months later, Muslim leaders circulated offensive cartoons not published by the paper, cartoons they had created themselves for the sole purpose of inciting violence. Manufactured outrage and violence ensued.
Eleven ambassadors from Muslim countries asked for a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen to discuss what they perceived as an "on-going smearing campaign in Danish public circles and media against Islam and Muslims."
On December 6, 2005, at a summit with heads of state in attendance, the OIC issued an official communiqué demanding that the United Nations impose international sanctions on Denmark.
On March 4, 2006, in The News from Karachi, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf "raised the offensive caricatures issue and demanded his U.S. counterpart draft [a] law to avoid such incidents in the future. President Bush, who hopes to boost the U.S.' image among Muslims, condemned the publications of the cartoons and assured full cooperation."
Muslim imams toured the Middle East inciting violence that caused over 100 deaths.
Much more on the coordinated OIC efforts are found in this exhaustive, footnoted timeline of events.
The following year in 2007, the process was repeated when Salman Rushdie, author of the Satanic Verses, was honored with knighthood by the British government.
As reported in the Washington Times, Pakistani cabinet member Mohammed Ijaz ul-Haq called for violent response to what he framed for the ummah as "slander" to Islam—this coming from the son of Gen. Zia-ul-Haq, Pakistan's third military president who reinstated Sharia rule in Pakistan in 1977:
"This is an occasion for the [world's] 1.5 billion Muslims to look at the seriousness of this decision," Mohammed Ijaz ul-Haq, religious affairs minister, said in parliament.
"The West is accusing Muslims of extremism and terrorism. If someone exploded a bomb on his body, he would be right to do so unless the British government apologizes and withdraws the 'sir' title," Mr. ul-Haq said.
In 2008, the OIC continued its strategic campaign with an effort to silence Geert Wilders, a sitting member of the Dutch parliament. Because of OIC orchestrations, Wilders is currently on trial in Amsterdam for hate speech.
Wilders produced a film entitled Fitna which cites violent verses from the Koran interspersed with footage of Muslim imams spewing vitriol and violent Muslim jihadi attacks worldwide.
OIC General Secretary Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu readily admitted in a speech in June of 2008 the OIC's targeting and orchestration, noting their success in causing the West to deter "freedom of expression."
"In confronting the Danish cartoons and the Dutch film Fitna, we sent a clear message to the West regarding the red lines that should not be crossed. As we speak, the official West and its public opinion are all now well-aware of the sensitivities of these issues. They have also started to look serious into the question of freedom of expression from the perspective of its inherent responsibility, which should not be overlooked," Ihsanoglu said.
Wilders' trial began in earnest last week and is expected to run through October. Wilders was denied expert-witness testimony to assert the truth of claims he made in the film about Islam.
The Dutch court instead stipulated to the truth-of-all-the-facts-of-the-matter when the court stated, in language that aligns with Islamic notions of “slander,” that: “It is irrelevant whether Wilders’ witnesses might prove Wilders’ observations [about Islam] to be correct, what’s relevant is that his observations are illegal.”
It doesn’t matter what’s true; the court says speaking truth in regard to Islam is illegal in the Netherlands because it may incite violence. Just what the OIC ordered.
Wilders' speech in Germany last Friday gives great insight into the OIC attacks on those who confront the "supremacy" of Sharia law and his own court battle that resumes today.
In 2009, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution (without a vote), submitted by the Obama Administration, which would subordinate U.S. free speech rights to UN oversight standards. These standards mirror the OIC’s Ten-Year Plan objectives.
The OIC seeks deterrent punishments for speaking against Islam to garner silence and submission to Sharia law.
In 2009 the toxic, politically correct atmosphere in the U.S. reached out and touched an American Christian group personally. The Christian Action Network (CAN) had its non-profit status revoked and was fined $4,000 by the state of Maine in 2009 for "an inflammatory anti-Muslim message."
CAN sent information to its members exposing schooling programs that took place in Byron, Calif., that required students to dress up as Muslims, chant "Praise be to Allah" and learn the Five Pillars of Islamic faith. The letter asked parents to sign a petition to the governor of their state to prohibit such Islamic teachings and activities in their public schools.
CAN eventually prevailed in court spending thousands of dollars to fight the precedent-setting fine for "insulting" Islam.
In August and September of 2010, we were all treated to threats of Islamic violence surrounding a Gainesville, Fla., preacher’s plan to burn the Koran on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The story hit the radar screen of most Americans in news reports of the Muslim threat of concerted retaliatory violence. How is it that these groups around the Muslim world were protesting this small-town rural American preacher at the same time on the same issue? Did al Jazeera open a Gainesville bureau?
In the Koran burning iteration of the information campaign, there was a coordinated media message including tie-ins to the Ground Zero mosque, Christian clergy condemning the pastor’s activities as “un-Christian” to satisfy Muslim sensitivities, the State Department comparing the pastor to the 9/11 terrorists (an American citizen exercising his protected free-speech rights inside America, mind you), and the U.S. Army commanding general in Afghanistan injecting himself into constitutional free-speech issues by allocating blame for future acts of Islamic-based terrorism to Americans.
A staged protest of Afghanis pressured Gen. Petraeus to comment on the planned actions of a private citizen inside the United States.
As seen in these efforts, the OIC seeks out stories to augment and broadcast to the Muslim world to orchestrate the violence or threats of violence. Once the Gainesville pastor buckled to Sharia-compliant demands, there was no outrage in the Muslim world over those who actually did burn the Koran on the nine-year anniversary of September 11.
Because the OIC picked the Gainesville pastor as its target, when they forced him to back down through intimidation, they had won. U.S. leaders including the President of the United States demanded the pastor submit to the tenets of Sharia law.
The subordination of 1st Amendment rights to Islamic law under threat of lethal jihadi attacks should be understood to be a declaration of hostility by those making the demands.
The threat that Muslims will self-radicalize and kill is at the very heart of the OIC campaign to squelch free speech regarding Islam. Issues such as the proposed Koran burning are manipulated for that purpose. Western cultural “elites” are targeted to deem the free speech inappropriate thereby facilitating a cultural dilution of our commitment to free-speech principles over time.
OIC “slander” campaigns are calibrated against issues like Koran burning or the Muhammad cartoons to dupe elites in the West into support for Islamic standards of “free speech” against their own interests. And it’s working.
Resident Obama looking for the 57 states.
Sharia law: be there or be headed.
The foundation for speech codes and restrictions is being laid right now. All the anti-bullying news and policy will lead to restrictions on speech, codified acceptable speech, and punishment for improper speech.
Once that framework is in place, adding Shari’a compliance will be a snap!
A camel in every garage
HUMAN EVENTS.com: "SHARIA LAW'S THREAT TO FREE SPEECH" by Connie Hair (SNIPPET: "The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations representing 57 member states which seek to criminalize speech that violates the archaic tenets of Sharia law. The OIC is comprised of the kings and heads of state of all Islamic countries numbering its membership at 57 states by including the non-existent state of Palestine.") (October 11, 2010)
Kabul.US EMBASSY.gov: "U.S. EMBASSY REAFFIRMS U.S. RESPECT FOR ISLAM" (SNIPPET: "Americans from all religious and ethnic backgrounds reject the offensive initiative by this small group in Florida. A great number of American voices are protesting the hurtful statements made by this organization. Numerous interfaith and religious groups in America are actively working to counter this kind of ignorance and misinformation that is offensive to so many people in the U.S. and around the world. Just a few days ago, President Obama's Special Envoy to the OIC, Rashad Hussain...") (September 6, 2010)
CNS NEWS.com: "'Burn the Quran Day' Plan Prompts Warnings of Anger, Unrest" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "A spokesman for the Jeddah-based bloc of Islamic states expressed concern Tuesday that the planned action by the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville would stir up "anger across the Muslim world and provoke unrest." The OIC said it hoped the U.S. government would "take appropriate steps to protect the sacred religious sentiments of Muslims of America and of the Muslims across the world."") (August 25, 2010)
CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC AND ARAB STATES SHOULD HAVE SECURITY COUNCIL SEATS, SAY PAKISTAN" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "Pakistan's ambassador, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, told a closed meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York this week that the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Arab League "have clear demands for representation in an enlarged council," according to reports in Pakistani media.") (June 30, 2010)
CNS NEWS.com: "PAKISTAN'S WEB CENSORSHIP GUIDELINES GO BEYOND BLASPHEMY" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "The new measures take to a new level Pakistan's response to the dissemination online of information many Muslims regard as offensive. Beyond its borders, Pakistan is a leading force in the campaign at the United Nations -- an effort led by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) -- to have such material outlawed across the globe. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced that seven major Internet Web sites -- Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Hotmail, MSN, Amazon and Bing -- would face ongoing scanning and that any offensive material would be blocked. At the same time, 17 much smaller sites are to be blocked entirely.") (June 30, 2010)JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): Geneva - "MUSLIM STATES WANT UN TO TAKE TOUGH ACTION AGAINST 'ISLAMOPHOBIA' IN THE WEST" (SNIPPET: "And Pakistan, speaking for the 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), said the council's special investigator into religious freedom should look into such racism "especially in Western societies". Acting for the OIC, Pakistan has tabled a resolution at the council instructing its special investigator on religious freedom "to work closely with mass media organisations to ensure that they create and promote an atmosphere of respect and tolerance for religious and cultural diversity".") (June 16, 2010)
YNET NEWS.com (AFP): "'ISLAMIC CONFERNCE' TO ARAB STATES: RECONSIDER YOUR RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL" (Published June 7, 2010, 10:52)
THE GLOBAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD DAILY REPORT: 'ISNA HOLDS HONORS QATARI INTERFAITH CENTER; U.S. OIC ENVOY IN ATTENDANCE" (May 20, 2010)
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS - ARUTZ SHEVA: "U.S. JOINS PRO-MUSLIM 'ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS'" by Hana Levi Julian (SNIPPET: "The Obama administration has announced the United States will join the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, another openly anti-Israel organization." SNIPPET: "However, the Alliance has been anything but cooperative when it comes to improving understanding of issues relating to the security of Israel's andÊUnited States'Êcivilians.") (Lat update: May 20, 2010, 12:07 pm)
MAAN NEWS.net: "OIC: Israeli occupation of Golan Heights threat to global security" (Updated May 20, 2010, 20:21)
CORNER.NationalReview.com - THE CORNER: "THE U.S. SHOULD NOT JOIN THE 'ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS'" by Brett D. Schaefer (SNIPPET: "Unfortunately, the AoC agenda has been largely driven by Muslim nations and the OIC, to the detriment of its ostensible purpose. For instance, the body has echoed the anti-Israel sentiments of the OIC...") (May 13, 2010)
THE GLOBAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD DAILY REPORT: "U.S. PREPARING TO JOIN THE ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS" (SNIPPET: "In April, U.S. President Barack Obama attended an annual forum of the AOC in Istanbul.") (May 13, 2010)
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Whitehouse.gov: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. - "Remarks by the President at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship" (SNIPPET: ""We're advancing global health, including our partnership with the Organization of the Islamic Conference, to eradicate polio. This is just one part of our broader engagement with the OIC, led by my Special Envoy, Rashad Hussain, who joins us here tonight. Where's Rashad?") (April 26, 2010)JPOST.com: "MAJOR MUSLIM GROUP SETS UP HUMAN RIGHTS DIVISION" by Rachelle Kliger/The Media Line [Note: OIC] (SNIPPET: "The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has announced it is setting up a special division that will deal with human rights." SNIPPET: "The OIC spans 57 countries over four continents, making it the second-largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations.") (April 23, 2010, 03:48)
CNS NEWS.com: "WANING SUPPORT FOR DEFAMATION OF RELIGION RESOLUTION UNDERMINES DEFENSE OF ISLAM, OIC CHIEF SAYS" by Patrick Goodenough (April 16, 2010)
MIDDLE EAST ONLINE: Geneva - "UN RIGHTS BODY PASSES ISLAMOPHOBIA RESOLUTION" (SNIPPET: "...Putting forward the resolution on behalf of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Pakistan's ambassador Zamir Akram said that the specific references to Islam, the only religion mentioned in the text...") (March 25, 2010)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "OBAMA'S ENVOY TO OIC ADMITS HE DEFENDED JIHAD TERROR LEADER" (Posted February 20, 2010, 11:26 am)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - blog: "HOW ARE THESE NOT CONSIDERED LIES?" (SNIPPET: "It turns out Rashad Hussain, the new White House envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, does remember...") (February 20, 2010, 10:17 am)
stepping back in time...INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org: "AL-ARIAN's 'ACTIVE ARM'" (April 7, 1991) [Note: Video included.]
JIHAD WATCH.org (FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "RASHAD HUSSAIN'S SAMIGATE: What Did Obama Know, and When Did He Know It?" (February 17, 2010)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "QUESTIONS FOR AMERICA'S NEW OIC ENVOY" (February 18, 2010)
TOWNHALL.com: "Who Is Rashad Hussain?" -Column by Cal Thomas (February 18, 2010)
CNS NEWS.com: "EVENT ATTENDED BY OBAMA'S MUSLIM ENVOY WAS HELD BY GROUP WITH TROUBLING VIEWS, TIES" by Patrick Goodenough (February 18, 2010)
CNS NEWS.com: "OBAMA'S NEW OIC ENVOY DEFENDED ACTIVIST WHO AIDED TERRORIST GROUP" by Patrick Goodenough (February 15, 2010)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "NEW OBAMA ENVOY TO OIC HAS LONG HISTORY OF DALLIANCES WITH MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD" (February 15, 2010)
THE GLOBAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD DAILY REPORT: "BREAKING NEWS: NEW OBAMA ENVOY HAS HISTORY OF ENGAGEMENT WITH U.S. MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD; CALLED AL-ARIAN CASE "POLITICALLY MOTIVATED PERSECUTION"" (February 14, 2010)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "Obama names special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the chief enemy of free speech in the world today" (February 13, 2010)
WHITEHOUSE.gov: Washington - "President Obama Announces Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference" (SNIPPET: "President Obama said, "I'm proud to announce today that I am appointing my Special Envoy to the OIC--Rashad Hussain. As an accomplished lawyer and a close and trusted member of my White House staff, Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo. And as a hafiz of the Qur'an, he is a respected member of the American Muslim community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work.") (February 13, 2010)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "ISRAEL REFUTES UN's DESPICABLE OIC-FUNDED GOLDSTONE REPORT" (February 14, 2010)
NY DAILY NEWS.com - Opinion: "BIG ANSWERS TO BIG LIES: Israel Refutes UN's Despicable Goldstone Report" (February 14, 2010), 4:00 am)
THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Today's Zaman (Turkey), January 29, 2010"): "ISLAMIC THINK-TANKS GATHER IN ISTANBUL" (Posted January 30, 2010)
THE TERROR FINANCE BLOG: "A 'RIGHT' TO FINANCE TERRORISM?" by Aaron Eitan Meyer (December 14, 2009, 09:00)
CNS NEWS.com: "OIC SLAMS 'DEMONIC' PORTRAYAL OF ISLAM, BUT SUPPORT FOR RELIGIOUS 'DEFAMATION' MEASURES CONTINE TO ERODE" by Patrick Goodenough (December 21, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "SPENCER ON FREE SPEECH at Restoration Weekend" (Note Video Included.) (December 21, 2009)
CREEPING SHARIA - blog (AP): Geneva - "MUSLIM COUNTRIES COULD GET ISLAMIC SHARIA BLASPHEMY LAW PASSED AT UN" (SNIPPET: "The countries that form the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference are currently lobbying...") (November 19, 2009, 4:47 pm)Google.com - Hosted News (AP): Geneva - "AP EXCLUSIVE: MUSLIM COUNTRIES SEEK BLASPHEMY BAN" by Frank Jordans (SNIPPET: "Failure to agree on a treaty would boost extremists in the Arab world, said Jazairy, a former envoy to Washington now considered a key player in the U.N.'s human rights forum. "If we keep hitting this glass wall and say there's nothing you can do about Islamophobia -- you can do something about anti-Semitism but Islamophobia is out of bounds -- you give an ideal platform for recruitment of suicide bombers," he said.") (November 19, 2009, 4 hrs ago)
WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "A DEMAND FOR 'RESPECT' Islamic Conference fosters drive for Shariah" -Commentary by Deborah Weiss (SNIPPET: "The OIC comprises 57 states with Muslim majorities, and is expected to expand to 60 states. It is the second-largest nongovernmental organization, surpassed only by the United Nations. It is without exception the most powerful Muslim organization in the world, often voting as a bloc on international issues. In his claim to power, Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Insanoglu enjoys expansive authority to speak on behalf of the OIC, conferred to him by the OIC charter. He boasts of speaking as the voice of the Muslim world, representing 1.5 billion Muslims. "We have an edge on all Islamic movements, and enjoy respect from all of them" he noted.") (October 30, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AL JAZEERA, October 28, 2009): "AH, THAT EXPLAINS IT: OIC INITIATED THE GOLDSTONE REPORT" (October 29, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org (WASHINGTON TIMES.com, October 19, 2009): "THE U.N. SIDES WITH THE JIHAD" (Posted October 18, 2009)
INTELLIGENCE and TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER: "Palestinian, Iranian and International reactions to the Human Rights Council's decision to endorse the findings of the Goldstone Report (Update No. 1)" (October 18, 2009)CS MONITOR.com: "ISLAMIC COUNTRIES PUSH A GLOBAL 'BLASPHEMY' LAW" (SNIPPET: "Symbolism no longer satisfies the sponsor of these resolutions - the Organization of the Islamic Council. Under the leadership of Pakistan, the 57-nation OIC wants to give the religious antidefamation idea legal teeth by making it part of an international convention, or legally binding treaty. Members of the UN Human Rights Council are passionately debating that idea in Geneva this week. The United States under Barack Obama recently joined the UNHRC, maligned for years as the mouthpiece for countries that are themselves flagrant human rights abusers.") (October 27, 2009)
TRUTHUSA.com: "A Look at More Than Cartoons"
WHITEHOUSE.gov: Washington, DC - Remarks of President and Barack Obama: "RAMADAN MESSAGE" (SNIPPET: "We are also moving forward in partnering with the OIC and OIC member states to eradicate polio...") (August 21, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC BLOC CHIEF URGES APPOINTMENT OF NEW U.S. ENVOY, BUT IS THIS IT?" by Patrick Goodenough (June 26, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com: "ISLAMIC BLOC COOL TO OBAMA'S PROPOSED '57-STATE SOLUTION'" by Patrick Goodenough (May 27, 2009)
INTERNATIONAL FREE PRESS SOCIETY.org (CITY JOURNAL): "INHUMAN RIGHTS: THREATS TO SPEECH FROM UNHRC AND OIC" by Ibn Warraq and Michael Weiss (May 19, 2009)
FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (JERUSALEM POST): "AN ISLAMIST 'NEW WORLD ORDER'" (Posted April 22, 2009)
TRUTHUSA.com: A Look at More Than Cartoons
CNS NEWS.com: "BOYCOTT-HIT RACISM CONFERENCE GETS UNDERWAY" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "Ahead of the 2009 gathering, a difficult and drawn-out preparatory process has been dominated by a OIC-instigated focus on Israel and attempts by the Islamic bloc to limit criticism of Islam -- or what it calls "defamation of religion."") (April 20, 2009)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "THE UN's JIHAD AGAINST FREE SPEECH" by Robert Spencer (April 3, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): "ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE (OIC) SLAMS WARRANT FOR SUDAN'S BESHIR" (March 28, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com: "OBAMA EXPECTED TO ENGAGE IN FENCE-MENDING WITH ISLAMIC NATIONS AT MEETING IN TURKEY" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "Some critics see in the AoC's attempts to shape media coverage parallels with a "defamation of religion" campaign long promoted by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the bloc of Islamic states at the U.N.") (March 27, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.com (AP): Geneva - "UN PASSES RESOLUTION CALLING FOR CRIMINALIZATION OF CRITICISM OF ISLAM" (March 26, 2009)
AMERICAN THINKER.com: "ISLAMIC STATES PUSH TO CRIMINALIZE 'DEFAMATION OF ISLAM'" by Peter C. Glover (SNIPPET: "Though the 57 nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a bloc which also dominates UN's Human Rights Council, have been lobbying for the move since 1999...") (March 25, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: SILENCING CRITICS OF MUSLIM ANTISEMITISM" (March 15, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org (WorldNetDaily.com, March 4, 2009): "UN MAY MAKE BAN ON CRITICIZING ISLAM MANDATORY, MAKING IT A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN THE U.S." (Note: CNN Video included.) (March 5, 2009)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "SAVED FROM DURBAN II" by Joseph Klein (March 2, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 26, 2009): "WHY IS THE U.S. STILL ENTERTAINING DURBAN II?" (SNIPPET: "For one, Obama is making new friends. The administration's decision last week to participate in planning meetings for Durban II was very well received by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)") (February 27, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com: "OIC WELCOMES U.S. SHIFT ON DURBAN II; DENIES ANTI-SEMITIC INTENT" by Patrick Goodenough (February 24, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com: "OBAMA'S POLICY SHIFT ON DURBAN RACISM CONFERENCE DRAWS CONCERN, CRITICISM" by Patrick Goodenough (SNIPPET: "Arguing that "Islamophobia" is a "contemporary form of racism," the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is using Durban II to further its campaign to have religious "defamation" outlawed -- a drive which critics say is designed to prevent criticism of Islam and practices associated with it.") (February 16, 2009)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINEcom: "A UN VICE FOR ISLAM'S CRITICS" by Nat Hentoff (February 9, 2009)
CNS NEWS.com: "ADDRESS 'ROOT CAUSES' OF TERRORISM, MUSLIM ENVOYS URGE OBAMA" by Patrick Goodenough (February 5, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org (WASHINGTON TIMES, February 2, 2009): "They don't want to limit free speech, they just want to kill it" (February 3, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): "OBAMA COZIES UP TO THE PRINCIPAL ENEMY OF FREE SPEECH IN THE WORLD TODAY" (February 1, 2009)
THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Shahab News, Iran, January 19, 2009"): "IRANIAN MAJLIS DISCUSSES BILL TO ESTABLISH 'ISLAMIC WORLD ARMY'" (SNIPPET: "It was proposed that this army would be part of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.") (Posted January 22, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "ISESCO (OIC) propagates Dialogue & Judeophobia in two books -- even quoting Nazi forgeries about Benjamin Franklin -- while celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the UN-Geneva" (January 16, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "THE OIC CALLS ON THE MEDIA TO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH" (December 20, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): "OIC CHIEF: "Attempts to equate Islam with terrorism should be stopped. Stereotyping and demonization of Muslims should be combated"" (December 20, 2008)
COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "OIC's 'DEFAMATION' DECLARATION COULD BE USED BY JIHADI TERROR NETWORKS" by Walid Phares (December 19, 2008)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "DON'T CALL IT ISLAMOPHOBIA" by Joel J. Sprayregen (December 10, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "HATE AND BIAS" (December 5, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (ORGANISATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE, December 2, 2008): "Islam a religion of peace -- daily headlines notwithstanding!" (December 4, 2008)
ATLAS SHRUGS - blog: "NUTS! UN'S DEATH KNELL FOR FREE SPEECH" (November 25, 2008)
CNS NEWS.com: "'DEFAMATION' OF ISLAM RESOLUTION TO SET TO PASS, BUT LOSING GROUND" by Patrick Goodenough (November 25, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (WEA, November 15, 2008): "INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC ORGANIZATION ATTEMPTS TO CRIMINALIZE CRITICISM OF ISLAM AT THE UN" (November 20, 2008)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "JIHAD AGAINST FREE SPEECH" by Deborah Weiss (November 6, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (TODAYS ZAMAN): "OIC CHIEF: ISLAMOPHOBIA IS A NEW FORM OF RACISM, EXCEPT IT'S EVEN WORSE THAN RACISM" (October 31, 2008)
FOX NEWS.com: "U.N. ANTI-BLASPHEMY RESOLUTION CURTAILS FREE SPEECH, CRITICS SAY" by Jennifer Lawinski (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Religious groups and free-speech advocates are banding together to fight a United Nations resolution they say is being used to spread Sharia law to the Western world and to intimidate anyone who criticizes Islam.") (October 3, 2008)
JIHAD WATCH.org (BERNAMA.com, September 25, 2008): New York - "MALAYSIA PROPOSES CONVENTION ON ISLAMOPHOBIA IN U.S." (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Malaysia has proposed that a large-scale international convention sponsored by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) be held as early as next year to tackle the anti-Islam movement...")Ê(September 28, 2008)
WASHINGTON TIMES.com (UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND RED TEAM - UNCLASSIFIED): "FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN JIHAD ANALYSIS: DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF OFFENSIVE WORDS" (August 21, 2008)
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)
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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) (Note: This url has expired.)
Screw The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
Screw Sharia law.
Screw the kings and heads of state of all Islamic countries
Screw the non-existent state of Palestine.
Screw "the collective voice of the Muslim world"
Screw "the Ummah." (The ummah is the worldwide body of Muslim believers.)
Screw the "Ten-Year Programme of Action to Meet the Challenges Facing the Muslim Ummah in the 21st Century."
Screw Islamic Sharia.
Screw "Islam and Muslims."
Screw Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
Screw the U.S.' image among Muslims
Screw the Muslim imams that toured the Middle East inciting violence that caused over 100 deaths.
Screw Pakistani cabinet member Mohammed Ijaz ul-Haq who called for violent response to what he framed for the ummah as "slander" to Islam
Screw the [world's] 1.5 billion Muslims
Screw Mohammed Ijaz ul-Haq, religious affairs minister
Screw the violent verses from the Koran
Screw the red lines that should not be crossed.
Screw Islamic notions of slander,
Screw the "supremacy" of Sharia law
Screw the OICs Ten-Year Plan objectives.
Screw submission to Sharia law.
Screw schooling programs that took place in Byron, Calif., that required students to dress up as Muslims, chant "Praise be to Allah" and learn the Five Pillars of Islamic faith.
Screw "insulting" Islam.
Screw the Muslim world
Screw the Koran
Screw the Ground Zero mosque
Screw Muslim sensitivities
Screw allocating blame for future acts of Islamic-based terrorism to Americans.
Screw Sharia-compliant demands
Screw U.S. leaders including the President of the United States who demanded the pastor submit to the tenets of Sharia law.
Screw the threat of lethal jihadi attacks
Screw the threat that Muslims will self-radicalize and kill
Enough of that...hope I was offensive enough.
Islam and Freedom are Yin and Yang......For Freedom to thrive the Death Cult needs to be stopped
Check x 33!
You were sufficiently offensive to gain my wholehearted approval.
These are dollars out of our pockets for oil that the US has prohibited us from generating ourselves. Talk about sinking our own ship.
We need to be offensive on a daily basis just to assert our freedom of speech.
Thanks for the post. A lot of info in here. America is waking up, hope it is not too late.
U.S. leaders including the President of the United States demanded the pastor submit to the tenets of Sharia law.
Thank Connie. She’s the one who digs all this stuff up.