Saturday, December 10, 2011

Obama administration plans meeting with the OIC to discuss tolerance

The OIC used to be the Organization of Islamic Conference but the dropped the Conference in favor of Cooperation. The name may be just slightly different but the goal is the same; stifle speech against Islam by criminalizing that speech through the UN. So far, they have been unsuccessful in getting their plan through the UN, so they have turned their attention to the U.S. and our policy of engaging those who talk the talk but hide the fact that they cannot walk the walk.

The OIC has it's hands stirring many pots, not only in attempting to move monies to American Universities (with the help of Hamas-linked CAIR) to influence them into supporting "Islamophobia" studies, but also their heavy hand in pushing the U.S. into partnering with, and actively working on censorship of criticism of Islam. Ihsanoglu once told the U.S. that there was a "red line in the sand" that represented where the insulting and demeaning of Islam began, and said we had crossed it once but better not cross it again. It would appear that our administration has taken that warning to heart, and instead of standing for free speech rights have now fallen to it's knees to beg for inclusion as a good and faithful dhimmi.


From CNSNews December 9 by Patrick Goodenough

Obama Administration Welcoming Islamic Group to Washington for Discussion on ‘Tolerance’

( – The Obama administration says a meeting in Washington next week seeks to make progress in combating religious intolerance, but critics say the U.S. is pandering to an ideological agenda aimed at restricting speech critical of Islam.

That is correct.

According to the State Department the aim is to find ways to combat religious hate without compromising freedom of expression. Detractors are skeptical that this can be done, and they suspect that free speech will end up the loser.

Right again.

Among those criticizing the event are GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, the Traditional Values Coalition, and scholars at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom.

The State Department-hosted meeting is the latest step in a process stemming from a resolution on “combating intolerance based on religion,” adopted by consensus at the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) last March.

The move marked the first time in more than a decade that the U.N.’s top human rights body did not pass an annual “defamation of religion” resolution, sponsored by the bloc of Islamic states, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Many rights advocacy groups regard the OIC campaign as an attempt to outlaw valid discussion of Islamic teachings – to extend to democratic societies the type of blasphemy provisions enforced in some Islamic states.

Spot on.

The new resolution, known as “resolution 16/18,” called on countries to combat “intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization” based on religion, without seeking to criminalize speech – except in cases of “incitement to imminent violence.”

With that criteria as the basis for action, virtually the entire Qur'an would be convicted of inciting imminent violence.

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