“Obama to Ekemeleddin: I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”
Robert Spencer: Free Speech Death Watch Update: Obama sends a conciliatory letter to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the foremost foe of free speech in the world today. “Obama says US can work with Muslims: OIC,” from AFP, February 1 (thanks to Paul):RIYADH – President Barack Obama told the Organisation of Islamic Conference that he has full confidence that the United States can work together with the world’s largest grouping of Muslims, the OIC said on Sunday.Paul, who kindly sent me this item, writes:“Really? And how does this promise of comity square with the conflict between our core value of free expression, affirmed by the First Amendment to our Consitution, and Item VII, Clause 3 of the OIC’s Ten-Year Programme of Action: ‘Endeavor to have the United Nations adopt an international resolution to counter Islamophobia, and call upon all States to enact laws to counter it, including deterrent punishments’? On the third anniversary of the outbreak of cartoon rage, this is hardly an academic question.”
Paul and Robert are correct in highlighting the OIC’s agenda of rolling back our rights to free expression in the US, because to a great extent, it’s already happening here in the dhimmified European Union.
But the Tundra Tabloids also believes that one serious indicator of the West’s appeasement to the OIC’s highly ridiculous and hypocritcal agenda of prosecuting “hate speech”, will in fact continue, is its refusal to both acknowledge and confront the Islamic world over its institutionalized anti-Semitism.
Hard core Muslim anti-Semitism is promoted throughout the Islamic world via governments, media, mosques and madrassas, but the head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, told the Tundra Tabloids face to face in Helsinki last year, in response to a statement I made directly to him at the UPI sponsered event:
Tundra Tabloids: Also, while it’s understandable that professor Ihsanoglu presents the Organization of the Islamic Council in the best light possible, I find it necessary however, to bring to light some of the troublesome aspects of the OIC itself and its agenda, that Sec-Gen Ihsanoglu is unwilling to touch.
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. The evidence is undeniable, it’s a fact which has led the US House of Representatives to approve Resolution 1361 adopted on Sept. 23 of this year, with the expressed aim, and I quote:
“defeating the campaign by some members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to divert the United Nation’s Durban Review Conference from a review of problems in their own and other countries, by attacking Israel, promoting anti-Semitism, and undermining the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu 07.10.08 Helsinki Finland: We are not anti-Semitic, (unclear) believing in moderacy and decency as part of my belief, my doctrine, I am a Muslim, and when I pray, I pray for all prophets including Moses, Jesus and Mohamed. So you cannot speak about any Muslim, good or bad, as anti-Semitic, this is a theory, this is not the case.
So in the opinion of the OIC’s Secretary General, Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and every other racist Muslim that calls for Jews to be killed or subjugated under the foot of Islam, is not an anti-Semite. How any liberal democracy thinks it can forge a “working relationship” with such a racist body like the OIC, and not be corrupted by it, is beyond me. KGS