Skip to comments.Jedda, saudia arabia -OIC concerned about the rise of "islamophobia" in western politics
Posted on 01/22/2012 10:51:05 AM PST by bayouranger
JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday expressed alarm over the anti-Islam rhetoric coming out as the US presidential elections race heats up as well as over the recent results of parliamentary elections in some European countries.
The rise in Islamophobia in Western politics is a great concern for the OIC, said Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the OIC.
The radical right-wing parties have won significant political weight in the parliaments in Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden and France as well as the European Parliament; in addition, such groups as the English Defense League in Britain and CasaPound in Italy are also gaining ground. They all share an anti-Islam agenda that threatens the welfare of the Muslim community there in practicing their religion and increases their chances of being discriminated against.
The US is also not far away from this hostility toward Islam and Muslims, albeit to a lesser extent. However, statements made by presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, who said, I believe Shariah is a mortal threat to the survival of freedom in the United States, are worrisome for Muslims.
Presidential hopeful Rick Perry said on Fox News a few days ago that Turkey is being ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists and therefore it should be kicked out of NATO.
Ihsanoglu said the phenomenon in the US is connected to the presidential elections, but the main theater of concern is Europe. It is a concern for us when Islamophobia is used as an instrument in electoral politics, especially as a way in competing to gain voters support.
In the latest issue of Newsweek Geert Wilders, the radical Dutch politician who is unapologetic about his xenophobic racist attitude toward Muslims, said the United States should be getting rid of Islamic symbols no more mosques and closing down Islamic schools.
Wilders have support from American politicians and writers who agree with his views including Gingrich.
On January 16 hundreds of Washington State Muslims marched together to the Capitol Building to meet state lawmakers in their offices and urge their legislators to speak out against Islamophobic rhetoric and hate crimes.
US Muslims have been sensing a growing hostility following a hearing presented by Republican representative Peter King on what he described as the radicalization of US Muslims.
Recently, a Republican Missouri lawmaker described Islam as a disease like polio while another Alaska Rep. branded Muslims as occupiers of American neighborhoods.
Lawmakers in at least 15 states have introduced proposals forbidding local judges from considering Shariah when rendering verdicts on issues of divorces and marital disputes.
More like Islam-0-truthia.
When will you show alarm over the spread of Islamic Terrorism?!?!?!
Islam needs Truthinasia to put it out of our misery.
Oh, so sorry so sad.
Phobias are irrational fears.
There is no rise in an irrational fear of islam, there is nothing irrational in fearing islam.
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Wow. They might want to consider and end to the murders of any individual anywhere in world who disagrees with them. That might make all the difference in the world to those who hate them because they do not want to die or be enslaved.
Lets give em a headline, May Islam rot in Hell...
“More like Islam-0-truthia.”
Followed by Islam-O-hatia, and then Islam-O-repulsia, then finally Islam-O-obliterate-ia.
“Lets give em a headline, May Islam rot in Hell...”
The really bad part of Hell, where they’ve got Ted Kennedy.
“Recently, a Republican Missouri lawmaker described Islam as a disease like polio while another Alaska Rep. branded Muslims as occupiers of American neighborhoods.”
Both are correct. Islam is a filthy disease, a mental imbalance, a turd straight from HELL.
Sir, your statement is a given.
Nuke Mecca then laugh about it.
1. A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.
2. A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.
1. What you said. And the OIC must be Ameriphobic because we don’t satisfy definition 2. either for Islam.
Our troops have been hunting down and killing **terrorists,** at least that’s what we’ve been hearing for the last ten years.
If the OIC is saying/admitting that Islam is another name for terrorists, well, there you have it.
We were, under def. #2 extremely Naziphobic 70 years ago and pretty much wiped them out.
Is that what the OIC is saying, are they admitting what we suspect? If that’s the correct conclusion, it’s time to re-think our war strategy, e.g. swarms of Predators, to start.
Actually I think we have been hunting down islamic thugs since Tripoli, not just aggressively enough till recently.
Rabid dogs need killing and all.
Islam is also a drain on the world’s economy and needs to go.