Once the truth is known Islam will fall. That is the power of truth. …â€”Â Ali Sina
We saw at the UN this week a concerted effort by Muslim leaders from around the world to compel the West to criminalize criticism of Islam. The objective of this effort is to stop those who point out the motives and goals of the jihadists, as these are rooted in Islamic texts and teachings. That will render the West mute and hence defenseless before the advancing jihad and the tyranny of Sharia.
The new Â islamic Turkey:
“At U.N., Muslim world questions Western freedom of speech,” by John Irish forReuters, September 28 (thanks to JW):
(Reuters) – Muslim leaders were in unison at the United Nations this week arguing that the West was hiding behind its defense of freedom of speech and ignoring cultural sensitivities in the aftermath of anti-Islam slurs that have raised fears of a widening East-West cultural divide.
Money no object: Â Â OIC Chief calls for fighting religious bigotry through education, media
New York, Sept 29 (Petra) — Organisation for Islamic Cooperation OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu on Friday called on the pan-Islamic body’s member nations to “urgently” counter religious bigotry through the media and education.
A video made in California depicting the Prophet Mohammad as a fool sparked the storming of U.S. and other Western embassies in many Islamic countries and a deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan this month. The crisis deepened when a French magazine published caricatures of the Prophet.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said it was time to put an end to the protection of Islamophobia masquerading as the freedom to speak freely.
“Unfortunately,Â Islamophobia has also become a new form of racism like anti-Semitism. It can no longer be tolerated under the guise of freedom of expression. Freedom does not mean anarchy,” he told the 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Friday.
Egypt’s newly elected Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, voiced similar sentiments in his speech on Wednesday.
“Egypt respects freedom of expression, freedom of expression that is not used to incite hatred against anyone,” he said. “We expect from others, as they expect from us, that they respect our cultural specifics and religious references, and not impose concepts or cultures that are unacceptable to us.”…
While repeating his condemnations of the video, U.S. President Barack Obama staunchly defended free speech, riling some of those leaders.
“The strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression, it is more speech – the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy,” Obama said in a 30-minute speech dominated by this theme.
‘CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS’
Speaking after Obama, President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, where more than a dozen people were killed in protests against the anti-Islam film, demanded insults to religion be criminalized.
“The international community must not become silent observers andÂ should criminalize such acts that destroy the peace of the world and endanger world security by misusing freedom of expression,” he said.
Highlighting the anger of some, about 150 protesters demanded “justice” and chanted “there is no god but Allah” outside the U.N. building on Thursday. One placard read: “Blaspheming my Prophet must be made a crime at the U.N.”
Foreign ministers from the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation met on Friday. The film topped the agenda.
“This incident demonstrates the serious consequences ofÂ abusing the principle of freedom of expressionÂ on one side and the freedom of demonstration on the other side,” OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told reporters.
Human Rights First and Muslim Public Affairs Council, two U.S.-based advocacy groups, warned of the risks of regulating such freedoms.
“Countless incidents show that when governments or religious movements seek to punish offences in the name of combating religious bigotry, violence then ensues and real violations of human rights are perpetrated against targeted individuals,” they said in a joint statement.
The 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council, dominated by developing states, has passed non-binding resolutions against defamation of religion for over a decade. Similar ones were endorsed in the U.N. General Assembly.
European countries, the United States and several Latin American nations in the council opposed the resolutions, arguing that while individual people have human rights, religions do not, and that existing U.N. pacts – if enforced – were sufficient to curb incitement to hatred and violence.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle attempted to dampen talk of a clash of civilizations on Thursday.
“Some would have us believe that the burning embassy buildings are proof of a clash of civilizations,” Westerwelle said in his U.N. address. “We must not allow ourselves to be deluded by such arguments. This is not a clash of civilizations. It is a clash within civilizations. It is also a struggle for the soul of the movement for change in the Arab world.”
Yeah? Where is the other side in this clash?
Don Boys, Ph.D.
It is astounding that any American would give any consideration to the demand by the Muslim world that the U.S. should annul the First Amendment to our Constitution to forbid any criticism (speaking truth) about Islam! As I carefully parse my words I want to make it clear that any U.S. official who even considers such a rape of our treasured document is a traitor. I am not speaking symbolically or hyperbolically but literally. Such a person is a traitor making Tokyo Rose look like a misguided school girl and Benedict Arnold look like a rebellious Boy Scout.
It is incredible that U.S. politicians take these jerks seriously. U.S officials smile, talk, and shake hands with Muslim terrorists and treat them like gracious gentlemen with whom they have some minor disagreements. U.S. officials who don’t recognize their enemies are fools on the slippery slope to disaster. The problem is that they are taking all of us with them.
Understand that every Muslim is obligated to make the nation in which he lives a Muslim nation and make it easier for a world Caliphate to be established. Any non-Muslim politician who does not know that should run, not walk, to hand in his or her resignation. Then get a real job where they can’t do irreparable harm to future generations of Americans.
TurkeyÂ heads theÂ Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a body of 57 nations that has demanded a resolution prohibitingÂ anyÂ criticism of Islam. Turkish Prime MinisterÂ ErdoganÂ belched, [the]Â “West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity.” First of all there is no such word as “Islamophobia.” It was cobbled together by fanatics to suggest that any criticism of Islam constitutes fear and hatred of the “peaceful” religion of Islam. He and other Muslim stooges demand that the U.N should “Ban criticism of Muslims worldwide.”
Wonder what these Muslim leaders fear? What they fear is being challenged to explain how they can promote a religion that majors in distortion, destruction, and death. They are fearful that they will be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21stÂ century. They will have to admit that their “holy” book is filled with mistakes, mishmash, and madness. They will be challenged to treat women in a respectful, reasonable, even reverential way. Not willing to change their act, they demand that no one challenge them. They are crude, craven, and contemptuous bullies.
The Prime Minister of Turkey is the same dude who says that Israel is the biggest problem in the quest for Middle East peace and asserts that Israel should apologize for defending itself against Muslim enemies that surround them! In fact, Turkey may even use their military against Israel’s interests. It may turn out that Turkey will play the key role in future Middle East intrigue seeking toÂ dominate the Muslim world as in the distant past.
Turkey was a major threat to Europe during the reigning Ottoman Empire when Mehmed II (a firm proponent of sharia law and considered a hero in Turkey) at age 21 capturedÂ ConstantinopleÂ (seat of the Roman Empire) in April of 1453 with up to 200,000 men and 320 ships. That victory destroyed the last remnant of the Roman Empire. He then extended his reign into Asia and Europe. The Turks still have visions of grandeur and would like to return to those glory years.
I’m saying that Turkey may be the main player in all the Islamic mess that is developing today.
I wouldn’t trustÂ Erdogan to walk my dog. I predict that he will leadÂ Turkey to constantly, consistently, and completely move away from partial freedom into the full fanatical Muslim orbit. The Hebrew prophet Ezekiel prophesied that a coalition of nations, headed by Russia (about 20% Muslim) will conspire with Iran to pull Turkey, Sudan, Ethiopia, Algeria, Libya, and Germany, mainly Muslim nations to attack Israel. I believe the planning is going on before our eyes.
Erdogan said that he is the “prime minister of a nation…that has declared anti-Semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity â€“ it has encouraged it.” Well Turkey can do what they want but don’t expect a modern, sophisticated, diverse, and civilized nation like the U.S. to be lectured about freedom by barbarians from the Middle East.
As to criticizing Islam, I will do so at any opportunity whatever law may be passed. If I end up in jail, that is my problem. If I present facts offend that Muslims, that is their problem. They can always move back to the Middle East where there is plenty of living space on the Arabian Desert (900,000 square miles) where the days are flaming hot and the nights are freezing cold.
Not as nice as Southern California but there are no fruits, flakes, or nuts there. Well, a few nuts.
Copyright 2012, Don Boys, Ph.D.
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, author of 14 books, frequent guest on television and radio talk shows, and wrote columns forÂ USA TodayÂ for 8 years. Three years ago, the second edition ofÂ ISLAM: America’s Trojan Horse!Â was published, and his new eBook,Â The God HatersÂ isÂ available for $9.99 fromÂ www.thegodhaters.com. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations. His other web sites areÂ www.cstnews.comÂ andÂ www.Muslimfact.com. Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)