Organization of the Islamic Conference: Accommodating Sharia Gates of Vienna 27 July 2010, By Baron Bodissey; found in Europe News, via Google Alert.
That excellent article is centered on the 74 page 3rd OIC observatory report on Islamophobia (May 2009 to April 2010 which covers the period from May '09 to April '10.
General Secretary Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu's Forward, at the end of page 5, provides the first veiled threat.
seated religious feelings and violates their fundamental rights and dignity thus threatening the
multicultural fabric of the societies. Such stereotyping leads to discrimination and violence
defying justification on both political as well as economic grounds. It poses grave and
multidimensional challenges to global as well as regional peace, security and stability. The
situation merits a concerted effort on the part of the international community to evolve norms
that would underwrite, promote and protect interfaith and inter-communal understanding,
respect and harmony.
Note the loaded language with which the first sentence begins. "Distortion of Islam geared towards denigrating and dehumanizing Muslims" . Turn back momentarily to the first paragraph: where disturbing events are listed.
How do the Motoons distort Islam? They depicted Moe as a terrorist; does that distort Islam? Allah said "I will cast terror". Allah cast terror, resulting in death, enslavement and dispossession. Moe said "I have been made victorious with terror". The motoons depict Moe as bomb carrying a terrorist. He never carried a bomb, because explosives were invented after his death. But he was, by his own admission, a terorist. If he had no bombs, how did Moe terrorize? By his demon, and his spear; he built a terrible reputation. Lets take a brief Qur'anic review. [Emphasis added.]
8:57. ... punish them severely in order to disperse those who are behind them, so that they may learn a lesson.
8:60. ...Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies...
59:2. ... Then take admonition, O you with eyes (to see).
59:13. Verily, you (believers in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism) are more awful as a fear in their (Jews of Bani An-Nadir) breasts than Allah. ...
The message of the Motoons, though exaggerated, as most editorial cartoons are, is essentially true: Moe was a terrorist; terrorism is an intrinsic sacrament of Islam. The Motoons do not distort Islam, they reflect the technological changes of the last 1387 years.
Are the Motoons "geared towards denigrating and dehumanizing Muslims"? No, they only depict terrorists as the evil entities they are. If Muslims feel denigrated and dehumanized, it is only because they are in sympathy with the terrorists who obey Allah and emulate his Profit.
How does accurately depicting Moe as a terrorist violate the rights and dignity of Muslims? Is there a right to be shielded from criticism of their superstition? What of our dignity and rights which are entirely denied by Islam? Their tender religious sensibilities are hurt. What of the religious sensibilities of Christians? The Qur'an denies Christ's paternity, divinity, crucifixion, death & resurrection besides co-opting Christ as a genocidal warlord. How is it permissible to denigrate & defame our Lord, but punishable by law to attach the terrorist label to Moe?
The loaded language continues, carried over from recent U.N. resolutions.
"Such stereotyping leads to discrimination and violence defying justification on both political as well as economic grounds."
What is the connection between exposing the evil doctrines of Islam and violence? Did the Motoons suggest that Muslims should be assaulted ? Did the video Fitna include incitement to violence other than that in the Qur'an and the ravings of the Imams depicted therein? Who actually shot & stabbed people and burned buildings in riots stirred up in the Mosques at Juma Salat?
Now we have wended our way to the thinly veiled threat. " It poses grave and multidimensional challenges to global as well as regional peace," What really poses a challenge to peace? The true threat to peace flows from the Qur'an's injunctions to permanent warfare, contained in 8:39 & 9:29. It is ratified by Moe's declaration that he was "commanded to fight". It is codified in Shari'ah: "The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians :..., "The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim"... .
The last sentence in that paragraph from the forward exposes the OIC's tactical objective: "The situation merits a concerted effort on the part of the international community to evolve norms that would underwrite, promote and protect interfaith and inter-communal understanding, respect and harmony."
They demand, in the UNHRC, its Ad Hoc Committee on Elaboration of Contemporary Standards and the General Assembly, that all criticism of Islam be criminalized. Each year they ram through two non binding resolutions condemning "defamation of religions". In November, the committee meets again to work on a legally binding protocol to ICERD.
Existing human rights covenants have unenforced provisions which require that Islam be proscribed by law because its canon of scripture incites war and genocide besides violating the right to life. It is up to us to remind the World Court of its duty to enforce those provisions. I urge you to sign, promote and publicize the International Qur'an Petition. That petition is all that stands between our liberties and the OIC . We must use it!
On page ten, in the context of the executive summary, they state their vision and recommendations. Three points in their nine point list require close attention.
abuse or insult matters held sacred by any religion or stereotype its followers.
Discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, and religion should also be prohibited by
That is a repetition of the demand that all criticism of Islam be outlawed. If we can not name and shame the enemy which attacked us and continues to threaten further attacks, then, in the words of George Washington: “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
Broadly defined legislation is the worst enemy of liberty. That is an Islamic attempt to establish their tyranny.
tolerance, understanding and respect to “the other”;
If any sentient person understands Islam, he will not tolerate it. The OIC demands that our children be indoctrinated with Islamic hagiography to render them intellectually defenseless. That is the opposite of education, it is a tool of enslavement.