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The Administration Takes on ‘Islamophobia’
nationalreview.com ^ | Sept 1, 2011 | Nina Shea

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 OIC’s 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.

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The assault begins. Prepare accordingly.
1 posted on 09/02/2011 9:05:43 AM PDT by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

Everything I wanted to know about Islam I learned on 9/11


2 posted on 09/02/2011 9:08:28 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: bayouranger

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.


3 posted on 09/02/2011 9:12:21 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: SkyDancer

Orwell was right. The Ministry of Truth is in full swing.


4 posted on 09/02/2011 9:14:07 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: bayouranger

Hussein Obama takes Islamophobia personally. And rightly so.


5 posted on 09/02/2011 9:20:16 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: crosshairs

Hey Obama - I cannot stand muslims and I think islam is a crock. Come and get me.


6 posted on 09/02/2011 9:21:58 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: bayouranger

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.

/sarc(?)


7 posted on 09/02/2011 9:24:18 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: bayouranger

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...

http://www.justice.gov/usao/mn/oped.html


8 posted on 09/02/2011 9:35:50 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: All

AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA.

WE LEARNED ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM ON 9/11


9 posted on 09/02/2011 9:37:11 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Definitely worth watching.

Thanks for the link.


10 posted on 09/02/2011 9:44:50 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger
They can do whatever they want. Jesus is still Lord and Mohammad is still burning in hell.
11 posted on 09/02/2011 10:05:04 AM PDT by tbpiper (Sarah Palin is the antivenin for the Obama poison)
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To: bayouranger; All
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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.

Ali Sini

12 posted on 09/02/2011 10:08:04 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: bayouranger

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.


13 posted on 09/02/2011 10:15:13 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: bayouranger
"Misunderstanders" of peaceful Islam. Sure are a lot of them. And they sure do scare the "moderates" into silence.


14 posted on 09/02/2011 10:23:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SkyDancer

AMEN! Second it!


15 posted on 09/02/2011 4:12:58 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

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.


16 posted on 09/02/2011 4:34:14 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: bayouranger

Hillary and they state department are also pushing this UN agenda


17 posted on 09/02/2011 7:16:31 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: bayouranger
Flash back (10/8/2009)

Obama Declares War On Free Speech

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.”

18 posted on 09/02/2011 7:31:27 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Tzimisce

You drank the kook-aid, didn’t you.


19 posted on 09/02/2011 11:19:19 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: opentalk

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.


20 posted on 09/03/2011 4:33:15 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

21 posted on 09/03/2011 4:45:55 AM PDT by tomkat (constitutional conservative)
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To: bayouranger
Islamophobia is not the correct term for this. Phobia implies fear. Americans to fear islam, we loathe it.

As for the establishments love of the murderous vermin, follow the money.

22 posted on 09/06/2011 4:52:13 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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