* Here’s 3 articles in one. Make sure your BS barometer doesn’t explode:
Yep, the RoP is the solution:
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Â “a religion that promotes peace, freedom and tolerance.”
Among the elements of this strategic plan:
â– “They should also make use of their good relations with Western countries to enact laws preventing the denigration of Islam and Muslim personalities”
â– “Islamic organizations have been asked to monitor school syllabuses in non-Muslim countries to prevent distortion of facts about Islam and Muslims.”
“Forum calls for strategic plan to reach out to non-Muslims,” by P.K. Abdul Ghafour forÂ Arab News, December 4 (thanks to JW):
JEDDAH: An international conference organized by the Muslim World League has called for a strategic plan to introduce Islam as a solution to major problems facing humanity and as a religion that promotes peace, freedom and tolerance.The three-day conference, titled “Introducing Islam to non-Islamic countries: Reality and aspirations,” stressed that non-Muslims living in Islamic countries should enjoy all of the rights enjoyed by Muslims.
Really? All of them? In this they run counter to the provisions of traditional Islamic law regarding the subjugated status of the dhimmis, as mandated by the Qur’anic injunction that they pay the jizya (poll tax) “with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (9:29).
“The subject peoples,” [i.e., the dhimmis] according to a manual of Islamic law endorsed by Al-Azhar University in Cairo, must “pay the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)” and “are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar); are not greeted with ‘as-Salamu ‘alaykum’ [the traditional Muslim greeting, ‘Peace be with you’]; must keep to the side of the street; may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims’ buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed; are forbidden to openly display wine or pork . . . recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals or feastdays; and are forbidden to build new churches.” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o11.3, 5).
“All of the rights”? Really? Is this a statement of reform? Somehow I doubt it, in light of their other statements — particularly about restricting free speech (see below).
It said Muslim countries must introduce Islam to non-Muslim countries as part of efforts to improve foreign relations.
So this is avowedly a political effort, not solely a religious one.
“They should also make use of their good relations with Western countries to enact laws preventing the denigration of Islam and Muslim personalities,” said a final communiquÃ© issued after the conference.
Ten to one they consider “denigration of Islam” to be any honest examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and supremacism. Why do I say that? Because we have seen it before. Here are four examples (one,Â two,Â three,Â four) of Islamic groups objecting to non-Muslims making accurate statements about Islam or Muhammad — statements much like ones jihadists make without encountering serious opposition from their fellow Muslims.
The goal, in other words, is to silence non-Muslims regarding Islam, thus rendering us mute in the face of the global jihad. Mute and therefore defenseless.
The conferees stressed the need to produce Islamic TV programs in major world languages to introduce Islam to non-Muslims. They also urged Muslims to behave righteously with non-Muslims and understand their culture. “We should come up with innovative ideas to propagate the message of Islam, using the Internet and satellite channels,” it said.The conference stressed the need to produce special media programs to address non-Muslims and urged support for their social development programs. Permanent and temporary exhibitions must be held to reach out to people, and specialized centers and academic chairs should be established to defend Islam. […]
There are already specialized centers and academic chairs established to defend Islam. See, most notoriously, John Esposito’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.
The conference noted anti-Islam smear campaign was one of the major challenges facing Islamic preachers in non-Muslim countries and urged Muslims to address this problem with unity. Islamic organizations have been asked to monitor school syllabuses in non-Muslim countries to prevent distortion of facts about Islam and Muslims.
That is already happening as well. See the discussion of the Islamization of American public school textbooks in Robert Spencer’s Â bookStealth Jihad.
Islam a religion of peace — daily headlines notwithstanding!
Fresh pile of taqiyya from the OIC — also known as the Islamic organization fervently trying to impose “blasphemy laws” on the UN. Interesting, too, how, far from spending any significant amount of time condemning the Mumbai jihadists, the OIC is more outraged that the world is rightfully associating their violent actions with the jihad.
“OIC: Islam, the religion of peace, tolerance and compassion,” from theÂ Organisation of the Islamic Conference, December 2:
With the multiplicity of terrorist attacks perpetrated recently byÂ deviant and fanatic individuals, the General Secretariat of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has noticed a tendency of a section of the media, to interpose the word “Islam” in reporting these incidences.
Gee, why is that? Could it be because these “deviant and fanatic individuals” are constantly quoting the Koran and the words of Islam’s prophet Muhammad? Could it be because they are constantly threatening infidels with death and destruction (or at least dhimmitude) — in accordance with Islamic law? Could it be because they make clear time and time again that their gripe with their neighbors — be they Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, or Jews — is a product of a well known, well documented, Islamic supremacist world-view?
Islam,Â the religion of peace, tolerance and compassion, that sanctifies the human soul, and whose universal message is one of mutual peaceful coexistence among all the peoples of the world, regardless of their ethnicities, race, religions or languages, and which calls for kind reasoning and dialogue with all their fellow human beings, abhors and despises all such criminal acts and had enacted the utmost severe punishment for their perpetrators.
One wonders if they are able to write such things with a straight face… All the above would be true if Muslims were to ignore the Koranic “sword verses” (e.g., 9:5 and 9:29), the doctrine of abrogation, which makes these verses supreme vis-a-vis the “peaceful” verses, the “pattern” of Muhammad’s life (his sunna, which Sunnis are to emulate), and which consisted of violence, discrimination, and intolerance to non-Muslims, the decrees and fatwas of Islam’s most authoritative ulema, and sharia’s division of the world into Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb that must be in constant struggle until Islam prevails. Once we can move past these problematic “inconveniences,” then we can begin to evaluate whether Islam is a “religion of peace” — and all the rest.
It is frustrating to see some circles, still, maliciously trying to establish conceptual link between such evil and wicked practices and Islam, the religion that condemns, scorns and outlaws them.Â
It is on the premise of this irrefutable fact that we, in the OIC, call upon all well-intentioned peoples of the world [i.e., willful dhimmis], not to give to these criminals any right to present Islam, a right that Islam itself denies them. Those who refer to the perpetrators, as acting on behalf of Islam, help them by offering them justification, anchor and premise that they don’t have or deserve. On the other hand, the generalization of the guilt of a few aberrant misguided individuals, to engulf the adherents of a religion of 1.5 billion followers is an outrageous judgment and amounts to an illegal collective punishment on a global scale. Moreover, any attempt to implicate all Muslims in such a wicked and wanton acts goes contrary to the well established principles of international law.
Quite a mouthful: Muslims, in case you haven’t noticed, always apply collective punishment. Just remember the cartoon riots for one moment, and how Western embassies all over the Islamic world were firebombed by fanatical mobs/ed
It is therefore hoped that media will avoid resorting to any reference to Islam when narrating such events in order not to disseminate erroneous information that might jeopardize the basic human rights of Muslims, the world over.
Follow-up call for UN to condemn killings in name of God/Religion
John Donne: Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.
Comments by David G. Littman, NGO Representative for the Association for World Education (AWE) and World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) UN Geneva.
On Friday, November 28, the Association for World Education addressed an ‘Urgent Appeal’ to the President of the Human Rights Council and the High Commission for Human Rights on the ongoing Jihadist massacres in India:Â Mumbai: Condemn killings in name of God or Religion â€“ any Religion.On Monday, December 1, I concluded our brief oral statement (reduced from three to two minutes for all NGOs) to the 8th Special Session of the Human Rights Council (on the tragic “Situation of human rights in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo”) in referring to the Mumbai monstrosities by quoting John Donne and our ‘Urgent Appeal’. I was not ruled ‘out of order’.
Mr President, we wish to conclude by expressing our profoundest condolences to India and to all the bereft families of the more than 200 massacred, and the hundreds maimed and marked for life by that barbaric crime committed before the eyes of the world â€“ and of this 8th Special Session. What more profound thought than those immortal words of the 17th century poet John Donne: “And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.” In this spirit of mourning, we are making available our ‘Urgent Appeal’ to you and to the High Commissioner, delivered on Friday, and entitled: Mumbai: Condemn all killings in the name of God or Religion â€“ any Religion.
This oral statement is reproduced below, as well as our written statement on the need for reconciliation Bridge-Builders in Congo (A/HRC/S-8/NGO/2).