Once a Republican administration takes office in 2013, this one of the very first things to reverse course on. The removal of outside ant-free speech initiatives by the highly anti-Semitic OIC, that attacks the first Amendment’s protection of free speech in America.
Remember people, the OIC is the same Muslim organization that denies Islamic/muslim inspired anti-Jew hatred (Judeophobia/anti-Semitism), going so far as to say that no Muslim, good or bad can be anti-Semitic. They’re promoting the ruse of *Islamophobia* while denying the existence of anti-Semitism within their own ranks. The OIC is by default, making a highly bigoted claim, that only the non-muslim can be anti-Semitic.
Everyone who reads this needs to highlight this scandal, it goes to the very sick heart of the OIC itself. Attention all you journalists who follow the TT, this is the story from which hundreds of stories will follow. The time to publicize this is now, it’s just waiting for you to grab! KGS
The Administration Takes on ‘Islamophobia’
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.
Citing a need to “move to implementation” of Resolution 16/18, the Obama administration has inexplicably decided to launch a major international effort against Islamophobia in partnership with the Saudi-based OIC. This is being voluntarily assumed at American expense, outside the U.N. framework, and is not required by the resolution itself.