“While the OIC presents itself as being concerned with human rights as well as being a bridge for peace and understanding to the non-Muslim world, many of its own member states are the chief violators of human rights and promoters of the vilest forms of anti-Semitism seen since the rise and fall of National Socialism in Germany, during the 30’s and the 40’s […] So my question to professor Ihsanoglu is: In light of the US Congress resolution, can OIC sec-Gen offer his own personal assurances that the OIC is not going to use the conference to attack Israel?”
Not only did he refuse to do so, he went on a diatribe on how no Muslim “good or bad” could be antisemitic, because they pray to the prophets sacred in Judaism. Huh? Anyways, Durban II is around the corner, the UN Preparatory Committee for Durban Review Conference scheduled for Geneva in April 2009, Anne Bayefsky has a detailed report on it here.
All this underscores the need to keep the media honest, because there will be no help coming from the OIC Secretary General, nor from the rest of the “loon states” that make up the OIC, and the Non Aliened Movement within the UN. Many of these states are going to be promoting the “Bash the Jew” event in Geneva, and will certainly try to take command of the media reporting on the event.
So yesterday’s article in YLE’s internet pages concerning the Israeli decision not to participate in the upcoming event in Geneva, was covered in the following way in an al-Reuters story, and is cause for concern. Here is just one portion of the story that predictably offers the Islamic world’s talking points:
YLE: “Tuolloin Israel ja Yhdysvallat marssivat ulos kokouksesta, koska siinä valmisteltiin Israelin sortotoimia arvostelevaa julkilausumaa.”
Translation: “Then Israel and the US marched out of the conference because it prepared a statement which criticized Israel’s acts of oppression“.
The article was reporting on Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni’s statement that Israel would be boycotting the upcoming event in Geneva, due to the lack of assurance that the conference wouldn’t be used as a platfrom to demonize Israel. That the preperatory documents for the event that have become known, give every indication that such an occurance is more than likely to take place, Israel will not be present.
The article in question starts by giving a reason why Israel and the US walked out of Durban I back in 2001, but then goes on to include anti-Israel propaganda that, in fact Israel is an oppressor state, which it is not. The al-Reuters journalist slipped that one in, and both the translator and the “gate keeper” (editor) for the Finnish state news org. YLE, missed it completely,…or did they? KGS