Thursday, August 18, 2011

Islamic Apologetics Still Desire to Limit Free Speech

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu - Hilary Clinton

John R. Houk
© August 18, 2011

The Organization of the Islamic Conference – NOW Cooperation (OIC) has been pushing Western nations to make any perceived insult of Islam as hate speech and a hate crime that should be prosecuted. This OIC agenda is nothing more than a push to prevent any criticism of the dark side of Islam by criminalizing Free Speech. This OIC agenda in affect also hampers Religious Freedom because it places all other religions (and atheism) in a position under Islamic Supremacism. The OIC agenda of criminalizing criticism of Islam is focused only on Islam. Islamic proponents on the other hand can write and speak any malicious opinion about any other religion. Islamic proponents habitually insult Judaism and Christianity. Judaism is on the top of that Islamic-hate list by calling Jews the descendants of pigs and apes or by writing about killing Jews wherever you can find them. These concepts come from Islamic holy writing such as the Quran and Hadith.

Many Nations with the USA leading the way condemned the original UNGA Resolution termed Defamation of Religions as focusing too little on Free Speech and Religious Freedom. The U.N. Human Right Commission then watered down the original Defamation of Religions Resolution to switch the focus from religions to individuals. This is to say the same measuring stick is used of what is considered hate speech or a hate crime; however if a person is incited to violence because he feels his religion was insulted then the defined inciters are responsible for any acts of violence. Thus the OIC is wagging it’s holier than all religions finger at the West because Anders Breivik massacred youths and adults to the tune of 76 because he hates Muslim immigrants. Someone should remind the OIC no Muslims were targeted by Breivik. Breivik targeted his own ethnic Norwegians as a part of his delusion to cause European chaos as a precursor to ushering in his New European Order.

The OIC has successfully lobbied at the U.N. General Assembly to pass a non-binding resolution to criminalize criticism of Islam. For a nation to make it illegal to criticize Islam all that is needed is to sign on to the UNGA Resolution. In America signing on to such a resolution would contradict the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that guarantees Free Speech and Religious Freedom to all.

The Gates of Vienna reporting on the new Resolution quotes public statements roughly given by OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Secretary of State of the USA Hilary Clinton at a human rights meeting in Istanbul, Turkey:

He [SlantRight Editor: i.e. Ihsanoglu] said challenges remain.

“However, the test would lie in the implementation. Having been successful at consensus building, we must now act in concert to build on the consensus. The adoption of the resolution does not mark the end of the road. It rather signifies a beginning based on a new approach to deal with the whole set of interrelated issues,” said Ihsanoglu. “Resolution 16/18 provides a good basis for concerted action by states, at both national and international levels and must be utilized accordingly. Otherwise, we would be faced with the unaffordable risk of the agenda being hijacked and set by radicals and non-state actors.”

Ihsanoglu said there was
a delicate balance between freedom of expression and incendiary speech.

“We continue to be particularly disturbed by attitudes of certain individuals or groups exploiting the freedom of expression to incite hatred by demonizing purposefully the religions and their followers. Though we respect their freedom of opinion and expression, we find these attitudes politically and ethically incorrect and insensitive.”

At the meeting, Clinton discussed how to build on a UN Human Rights Council resolution passed on March 24 that calls for promoting tolerance and respect for diversity of beliefs, without restricting legitimate free speech.

Clinton agreed to pursue a new religious tolerance agreement, which respects free expression of religious beliefs in order to resolve debates over religion between the West and the Islamic world.

“Together we have begun to overcome the false divide that pits religious sensitivities against freedom of religion,” Clinton said. “We are pursuing
a new approach based on concrete steps to fight intolerance wherever it occurs. “

Speaking of the United States, Clinton said: “We have seen in the United States how the incendiary actions of just a very few people can create wide ripples of intolerance, so we are focused on promoting interfaith education and collaboration, enforcing anti-discrimination laws, protecting the rights of all people to worship as they choose, and to use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming so that people don’t feel that they have the support to do what we abhor.”


She commended the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for its work securing the passage of Resolution 16/18 at the Human Rights Council.

“Resolution 16/18 calls upon states to protect freedom of religion, to counter offensive expression through education, interfaith dialogue, and public debate, and to prohibit discrimination, profiling, and hate crimes, but not to criminalize speech unless there is an incitement to imminent violence. We will be looking to all countries to hold themselves accountable and to join us in reporting to the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights on their progress in taking these steps.” (Emphasis added by Gates of Vienna)

Note that Ihsanoglu’s used the term “freedom of expression”. Ihsanoglu is really meaning Free Speech. Ihsanoglu still wants the West to dilute Free Speech when it offends religion. By “religion” we all know he means Islam. The verbiage to include all religions is a mere bone to toss to the West to paint the mirage of fairness to all religions. As I stated above we know that Ihsanoglu is referring to Islam because he knows that not one nation in the Islamic dominated parts of the world will NOT limit Islamic Supremacism in its intolerance of other religions, especially the existence of Christianity and Judaism.

When Secretary Clinton claims there is a very few people causing “incendiary actions” “can create wide ripples of intolerance”. Do you think the incendiary actions are perhaps the work of violence advocating perhaps by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis such as Skin Heads or Arian Nation types, extremist hate the government right wing militias, perhaps by violent pro-Jewish organization and violence advocating radical Muslims and so on?

Without being specific Secretary Clinton is speaking of anti-Jihad/expose the dark side of Islam writers and speakers. This is the category of people that drives Muslims from moderate to radical crazy because casts portions of Islam in a bad light. Those Muslims that have the closest affinity to Sharia Law are indeed potential people that read exposés and react violently. Clinton’s words smack of the language of Marxist/Leninism in which the politburo controls the minds and words of the people to force compliance to the will of the State.

As Americans are we to throw out the First Amendment because a large chunk of Muslims can’t handle the truth about their history or the verses of peace abrogated by the verses of violence in their Quran and affirmed in their Hadith and Sira?

Well I for one am not going to roll over without some contribution to legally support the Constitution of the United States of America in the face of a supremacist religion that attempts to control Free Speech. 

JRH 8/18/11
US State Dept joins effort to criminalize free speech
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton working with UN, OIC to criminalize free speech!

Sent: 8/17/2011 1:48 PM

The assault on our Constitution continues.

As we have reported extensively, Captain Paul Fields was disciplined for refusing to obey an order that violated his constitutional rights. We are certain a Muslim police officer would not have been ordered by the Tulsa police chief to attend Christian church services and Sunday school classes.

Now read the latest attack on our freedoms below, posted recently in Jihad Watch (highlights added). The OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference) continues its assault on free speech at the UN through the advance of resolution 16/18 [SlantRight Editor:
Here is the text]. This resolution, cloaked in terms such as “defamation of religion,” is a thinly veiled attempt to criminalize speech that criticizes Islam.

But now, in an ominous development, according to a story published by the International Islamic News Agency, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined the effort to implement this effort to criminalize free speech.

[SlantRight Editor: The below quote from ACT is something I included in a larger quote above.]

Secretary of State Clinton says State Department will coordinate with OIC on legal ways to implement UN's resolution criminalizing "defamation of religion"

Moving rapidly to criminalize telling the truth about how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to encourage violence and supremacism. Free Speech Death Watch Alert, and an update on this story: "OIC/Islamophobia: OIC Observatory warned since 2009 against the growth of the extreme right in Europe, Washington plans to host a meeting on resolution opposing defamation of religions," from the International Islamic News Agency, August 1 (thanks to all who sent this in):

JEDDAH, Ramadan 1/Aug 1 (IINA)-During the next few months, Washington plans to host a coordination meeting to discuss with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) how to implement resolution no. 16/18 on combating defamation of religions, and how to prevent stereotypes depicting religions and their followers; as well as disseminating religious tolerance, which has been endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council last March, in agreement with Western countries. The resolution was adopted after lengthy discussions held between the OIC and countries in which the phenomenon of Islamophobia is in the rise.

The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had announced the intention of the U.S. State Department to organize a coordination meeting during her participation in the meeting which she co-chaired with the OIC Secretary General, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu in Istanbul on 15 July 2011. The meeting issued a joint statement emphasizing the dire need for the implementation of resolution 16/18.

According to informed sources in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the two sides, in addition to other European parties, will hold a number of specialized meetings of experts in law and religion in order to finalize the legal aspect on how to better implement the UN resolution.

The sources said that the upcoming meetings aim at developing a legal basis for the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution which help in enacting domestic laws for the countries involved in the issue, as well as formulating international laws preventing inciting hatred resulting from the continued defamation of religions.

On the other hand, the OIC Secretary General, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, stressed that the crime committed recently in Norway was a result of the rise of the extreme right in Europe and its easy mobility in political circles. He said that the OIC had warned several times against of what might be called institutionalization of the phenomenon of Islamophobia through the involvement of the European extreme right in government institutions and political action....
Islamic Apologetics Still Desire to Limit Free Speech
John R. Houk
© August 18, 2011
US State Dept joins effort to criminalize free speech

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  1. Greetings, John. The Asian press is propagating a recent screed by the Secretary General of the OIC.

    As I perceive it, they are commencing a full court press to push a new defamation res. through the G.A. this fall. The screed is the leading edge of the tsunami.

    Fortunately, the S.G. dumped a big load of al-taqiyya which was easily exposed. I singled it out for top level deliaring. Then I made more than 20 detailed comments on the rest of the screed.

    If you want to cross post it, you will need to do a source view, copy and paste the html 'cuz I used local anchors for my comments.

    You can find it in all the usual places, inchuding: