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Don't link Islam to terror, Islamic chief urges
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/08 | Robert Evans

Posted on 12/19/2008 10:32:07 AM PST by NormsRevenge

GENEVA (Reuters) – The world's top diplomat for Islam called on Friday for an end to what he termed efforts to equate the religion with terrorism and said the 'demonization' of Muslims around the world must be fought.

But speaking soon after the U.N. General Assembly passed an Islamic-sponsored resolution condemning "defamation of religion" for the fourth year in a row, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said his group was committed to respecting freedom of expression.

There was a "rising tide of incitement to religious hatred and discrimination and intolerance targeting Muslims," he told a meeting called by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) at the United Nations in Geneva. The 57-nation OIC, based in Saudi Arabia, represents 1.5 billion Muslims.

"Attempts to equate Islam with terrorism should be stopped. Stereotyping and demonization of Muslims should be combated," said Ihsanoglu, a Turkish history professor who became OIC Secretary-General in 2005.

In a statement on Ihsanoglu's remarks, Geneva spokesman for the International Humanist and Ethical Union Roy Brown argued that Islam was often linked to terror because perpetrators of many terrorist acts identify themselves as Muslims.

Critics of the OIC -- including countries who voted against the "defamation" motion at U.N. headquarters in New York on Thursday -- say many Islamic states use defamation or "blasphemy" laws against minorities and free-thinkers.

Referring to the U.N. vote, in which for the first time since the OIC introduced a "defamation" motion in 2005 more countries voted against or abstained than voted for, Ihsanoglu said the motives of the Islamic grouping were misunderstood.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: demonization; islam; islamic; mohammedanism; mohammedanism122008; muslims; stealthjihad; terror; urges
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1 posted on 12/19/2008 10:32:09 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Don't link Islam to terror, Islamic chief urges

That's like saying "Don't link Christ to Christmas"!!!

Good luck with that, terrorist nutjob!!

2 posted on 12/19/2008 10:35:21 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Put a Bible in his hands and push him out the aircraft door in Saudi Arabia.
3 posted on 12/19/2008 10:35:32 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: NormsRevenge
"Attempts to equate Islam with terrorism should be stopped."

Chronological list of Islamic terrorist attacks, 1968 - 2004.

4 posted on 12/19/2008 10:35:46 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: NormsRevenge

Bull Squat —Islam is terror.
Islam preaches terror.
Islam was spread by terror.
Islam is the womb that nurtures terror.

Until we lay ruin to the centers of the Islamic Republics - there will never be peace or the absence of terror against the non-Muslims or even Muslim on Muslim terror...


5 posted on 12/19/2008 10:36:54 AM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Thanks for the link!


6 posted on 12/19/2008 10:37:08 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Link" really isn't the right word.

"Inherent" is better I think. As in "terrorism is inherent to islam."

L

7 posted on 12/19/2008 10:37:36 AM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Don't link Islam with terror... or else.

There, I've fixed it.

8 posted on 12/19/2008 10:37:51 AM PST by sagar
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To: NormsRevenge
There was a "rising tide of incitement to religious hatred and discrimination and intolerance targeting Muslims,"

Yeah, those intolerant b*@(@( in Mumbai were just asking for the Muslims' righteous vengance.

9 posted on 12/19/2008 10:38:01 AM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: NormsRevenge
I'll admit that this has always been a "squares and rectangles" type of thing for me. I think terrorism should be linked to Islam, but not necessarily the opposite.

It's not a coincidence that the clear majority of terrorists tend to be Muslim. However, not all Muslims, nor would I even say the majority, are terrorists or terrorism sympathizers.

10 posted on 12/19/2008 10:38:35 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge

If you don’t think the Crusades will be re-enacted in the next 100 years, you must be in denial.

I hope the appeasing Liberals enjoy Sha’ria law they consider so “diverse” and “multicultural”.

In the end, Christian and Jewish men will end up fighting and dying...and then, 60 years later, the fat, lazy Americans will elect Barack Hussein Obama’s grandson who will promise hope and change.


11 posted on 12/19/2008 10:38:42 AM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Yours is a very reasonable statement.


12 posted on 12/19/2008 10:39:27 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am all for this.

But let’s start with Muslims around the world UNEQUIVOCALLY denouncing terrorism.

Let’s have the heads of these Islamic movements, governments and countries get on a soapbox, televised world wide, all of them, one after the other to denounce terrorism.

Broadcast it to their own people and everyone in the Middle East. Get Egypt to do it. Get Saudi Arabia to do it. Get Iran to do it.

Until that happens, and as long as Islam is at the heart of most violence occuring around the world, then they can pound sand.

When that happens


13 posted on 12/19/2008 10:39:42 AM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: Lurker
Oh, come on now, we all know that most of the terrorist attacks of the past couple of centuries were committed by people who look like this:
Amish homies Pictures, Images and Photos
14 posted on 12/19/2008 10:41:40 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: rlmorel

Exactly.


15 posted on 12/19/2008 10:42:19 AM PST by NCjim ("Lies have to be covered up, truth can run around naked." - Johnny Cash)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Agreed. But they need to speak out. I know a few Muslims, and I have no issue with them. But until they denounce it and show with actions, not just words that Islamic Terrorism is as taboo to the world as incest is (or should be) and piracy is (or used to be)


16 posted on 12/19/2008 10:42:19 AM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: rlmorel

Pearl Harbor was bombed by airplanes with Red Circles on their wings. What ever you do, don’t go attacking a country just because it has a Red Circle on its flag. Since we didn’t see where the planes came from, we shouldn’t over react.


17 posted on 12/19/2008 10:43:37 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t link. Okay. Not necessary since everybody on the planet already does.


18 posted on 12/19/2008 10:43:37 AM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: NormsRevenge

Most muslims are not terrorists, but most terrorists are muslims.


19 posted on 12/19/2008 10:44:49 AM PST by rllngrk33 (The RATs and Media are the enemy.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mat 12:33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good: or make the tree evil, and its fruit evil. For by the fruit the tree is known.


20 posted on 12/19/2008 10:45:22 AM PST by MarineBrat (You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.)
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To: MrB
Oh, come on now, we all know that most of the terrorist attacks of the past couple of centuries were committed by people who look like this:

Clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop, clop. BOOM!

Amish buggy bomb.

21 posted on 12/19/2008 10:45:31 AM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: DustyMoment
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said his group was committed to respecting freedom of expression.

I wonder how Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu about Passover Seders in Tel Aviv.

ML/NJ

22 posted on 12/19/2008 10:47:12 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: KarlInOhio
Here's another one:
amish mcdonalds Pictures, Images and Photos
23 posted on 12/19/2008 10:47:12 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: NormsRevenge

There’s a rising tide of violins by Muslims against almost everybody.


24 posted on 12/19/2008 10:48:13 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative
However, not all Muslims, nor would I even say the majority, are terrorists or terrorism sympathizers.

How could they not when their religion which they voluntarily follow demands that they be???

25 posted on 12/19/2008 10:48:19 AM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: ml/nj

i.e. I wonder how feels Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu about Passover Seders in Tel Aviv.


26 posted on 12/19/2008 10:48:25 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
Third time's a charm!

I wonder how Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu feels about Passover Seders in Tel Aviv.

ML/NJ

27 posted on 12/19/2008 10:49:20 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: NormsRevenge
When I can open an AtheistMart in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Ihsanoglu?
28 posted on 12/19/2008 10:51:01 AM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: Iscool
How could they not when their religion which they voluntarily follow demands that they be???

Are you saying that, as a Christian, you follow every instruction of the Bible to the letter?

29 posted on 12/19/2008 10:51:32 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge
"Attempts to equate Islam with terrorism should be stopped. Stereotyping and demonization of Muslims should be combated,"

Interesting choice of words 'peaceman'. I am certain your brothers understood the meaning precisely.

30 posted on 12/19/2008 10:51:36 AM PST by houeto ("And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark...")
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To: NormsRevenge

The linkage of islam to terror is in actions, not empty words...


31 posted on 12/19/2008 10:52:20 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: NormsRevenge

32 posted on 12/19/2008 10:52:55 AM PST by maggief
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To: DustyMoment
Don't link Islam to terror, Islamic chief urges

That's like saying "Don't link Christ to Christmas"!!!

And stop demonizing Satan.

33 posted on 12/19/2008 10:53:55 AM PST by omega4412
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To: NormsRevenge
Nearly two fifths (37 per cent) [of Muslims polled in Britain] believe that the Jewish community in Britain is a legitimate target “as part of the ongoing struggle for justice in the Middle East”.

Nope. No terrorism here. Move along.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article727952.ece

34 posted on 12/19/2008 10:54:35 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Women were treated like livestock by Mohammad, so Allah must want women treated like cows forever.)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative
"...not all Muslims, nor would I even say the majority, are terrorists or terrorism sympathizers."

Please submit one iota of proof for such an unrealistic statement.

35 posted on 12/19/2008 10:54:54 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is a joke right??


36 posted on 12/19/2008 10:55:47 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Redbob
Please submit one iota of proof for such an unrealistic statement.

Example A: My best friend from high school, a practicing Muslim . . . and United States Marine!

37 posted on 12/19/2008 10:57:15 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: Bluegrass Conservative
"Are you saying that, as a Christian, you follow every instruction of the Bible to the letter?"

Perhaps, perhaps not, but - and pay attention now, because this is an important point - the Bible doesn't command me to go out and kill those who don't follow Christ!

38 posted on 12/19/2008 10:58:50 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?)
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To: NormsRevenge

My answer to him . . .

Rod Dreher (via Andrew McCarthy at the Corner) quotes a 1991 internal memo of the Holy Land Foundation that was uncovered by the Justice Department in a raid on a suspect’s home in Virginia, and presented in the current trial of HLF for ties to terrorism. Here is the key paragraph:
The process of settlement [of Islam in the United States] is a “Civilization-Jihadist” process with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that all their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” their miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who choose to slack.


39 posted on 12/19/2008 11:00:09 AM PST by JayAr36 (Government the Culture of Corruption)
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To: NormsRevenge

Killing the enemy is what’s called defense.


40 posted on 12/19/2008 11:03:28 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: NormsRevenge

There have only been three possible outcomes for end game in this conflict.

1. Destroy the ideology.
2. Destroy all those who hold to the ideology.
3. Be destroyed by those who hold to the ideology.

The constant dragging of feet and denial of reality only serves to take #1, above, off the list.

By refusing to own up to this fight as it must be fought, we only stumble our way ever closer to the day when genocide, either ours or theirs, becomes the only remaining option.

Appeasement of dedicated hostiles only increases and amplifies the amount of blood that must be spilled.


41 posted on 12/19/2008 11:03:29 AM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: JayAr36
They hate the West.
Why do we let them in here ?
42 posted on 12/19/2008 11:04:12 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: rlmorel

‘But let’s start with Muslims around the world UNEQUIVOCALLY denouncing terrorism’

Precisely. Did you read anywhere in this article where this Islamic CHIEF criticized a single attack in the name of isalm.

Any Leader of a group that expresses it’s free will by flying a plane into thousands of people, who doesn’t denounce it, is leading them to commit more acts.


43 posted on 12/19/2008 11:08:40 AM PST by bluescape (The American media, The guard dog that holds you down while the attacker has his way.)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

.................not all Muslims, nor would I even say the majority, are terrorists or terrorism sympathizers.

..........................

Well then, let’s ask these nice muslims to speak out against terrorism, let them support America and our causes!

Crickets, all I hear are crickets.


44 posted on 12/19/2008 11:10:00 AM PST by aShepard (Maybe 12/6 is the time to launch a constitutional amendment that lays out POTUS requirements!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Methodists....


45 posted on 12/19/2008 11:12:26 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep same as not linking the flu to a virus.


46 posted on 12/19/2008 11:12:49 AM PST by dools007
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To: NormsRevenge

Heh. That’s right up there with “Don’t link the Democratic Party with corruption - DNC Chief Howard Dean urges”.


47 posted on 12/19/2008 11:15:26 AM PST by Doohickey (The more cynical you become, the better off you'll be.)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative
Are you saying that, as a Christian, you follow every instruction of the Bible to the letter?

I would if I could...But at the very least, I believe what it says...

48 posted on 12/19/2008 11:17:44 AM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Mr. Mojo

That was Bookmark worthy if I have ever seen one. Thanks


49 posted on 12/19/2008 11:20:06 AM PST by lormand (...somewhere in Illinois, a village has lost it's idiot)
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To: NormsRevenge

Since there does NOT seem to be any connection to Norwegian Lutherns, I will still believe the bulk of the terrorists today in the world are Islamic.

Sorry, dude— this dog of your just won’t hunt.


50 posted on 12/19/2008 11:22:21 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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