Skip to comments.The Administration Takes on ‘Islamophobia’
Posted on 09/02/2011 9:05:41 AM PDT by bayouranger
The White House is giving free-speech opponents a megaphone.
An unprecedented collaboration between the Obama administration and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC, formerly called the Organization of the Islamic Conference) to combat Islamophobia may soon result in the delegitimization of freedom of expression as a human right.
The administration is taking the lead in an international effort to implement a U.N. resolution against religious stereotyping, specifically as applied to Islam. To be sure, it argues that the effort should not result in free-speech curbs. However, its partners in the collaboration, the 56 member states of the OIC, have no such qualms. Many of them police private speech through Islamic blasphemy laws and the OIC has long worked to see such codes applied universally. Under Muslim pressure, Western Europe now has laws against religious hate speech that serve as proxies for Islamic blasphemy codes.
Last March, U.S. diplomats maneuvered the adoption of Resolution 16/18 within the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC). Non-binding, this resolution, inter alia, expresses concern about religious stereotyping and negative profiling but does not limit free speech. It was intended to and did replace the OICs decidedly dangerous resolution against defamation of religions, which protected religious institutions instead of individual freedoms.
But thanks to a puzzling U.S. diplomatic initiative that was unveiled in July, Resolution 16/18 is poised to become a springboard for a greatly reinvigorated international effort to criminalize speech against Islam, the very thing it was designed to quash.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Everything I wanted to know about Islam I learned on 9/11
In raising OIC expectations that anti-Islam and anti-Muslim attitudes will be dealt with under soon-to-be-drafted implementation procedures, the administration is riding a tiger.”
A tiger? They have no idea what type of animal they are about to unleash if they continue down this path.
Orwell was right. The Ministry of Truth is in full swing.
Hussein Obama takes Islamophobia personally. And rightly so.
Hey Obama - I cannot stand muslims and I think islam is a crock. Come and get me.
This is not an attack on free speech.
They’re just not going to let us say certain things.
Besides - what’s wrong with wanting to treat religions with respect?
If you hate-filled, ignorant Christian hatemongers were smarter, you’d realize this.
Being that the director of the ATF was (reassigned)to DOJ the new ATF director (SEE FAST AND FURIOUS SCANDAL) is seemingly all about islamaphobia as he look to be a terrorist sympathizer...
AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA.
WE LEARNED ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM ON 9/11
Definitely worth watching.
Thanks for the link.
Every moderate Muslim is a potential terrorist. The belief in Islam is like a tank of gasoline. It looks innocuous, until it meets the fire. For a moderate Muslim to become a murderous jihadist, all it takes is a spark of faith.
It is absolutely retarded. Obama wants our constitution replaced with Sharia. That is the bottom line with time.
Show me where Islam has contributed one thing to the betterment of mankind. Show me their list of achievements and accomplishments. You can’t.
What you can show me though is their long list of raiding, stealing, raping and murder. This they know. They are not creators or builders, no, just destroyers. Again show me one advancement the third world barbarians have given modern man.
Sharia should be outlawed as it is both treasonous and seditious. Its only role is to supplant existing constitutions and replace it with what allah said was supreme. Sharia is antithetical to democracy....
Obama AND his OIC’s UN both need to be run out of North America on a rail.
AMEN! Second it!
And all the Liberals and Democrats (some Republicans too) are all for bending over backwards to accommodate them. It’s down right infuriating. It’d be like doing the same for the Japanese right after Pearl Harbor.
Hillary and they state department are also pushing this UN agenda
The Obama Administration has now actually co-sponsored an anti-free speech resolution at the United Nations. Approved by the U.N. Human Rights Council last Friday, the resolution, cosponsored by the U.S. and Egypt, calls on states to condemn and criminalize any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.
You drank the kook-aid, didn’t you.
to condemn and criminalize any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.
They’re in a bad spot. With that description, they will have to ban the koran & arrest all moslems.
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