Turkish President Abdullah Gul called on Muslim countries to fight againstÂ IslamophobiaÂ during his address on Tuesday at the 29th session of the COMCEC held in Istanbul.
“IslamophobiaÂ remains a critical problem, which instigates unsubstantial prejudices against our region and Muslims. Terror plays a role in the persistence of such problems. We have to combat any form of deviation playing into the hands of people who equate terrorism with Islam, the religion of love, tolerance and conciliation,” Gul said during his inaugural address.
COMCEC, which is the main multilateral economic and commercial cooperation platform of the Muslim world, convenes annually at a ministerial level in Istanbul, Turkey under the chairmanship of the President of Turkey. So far, it has regularly convened 28 sessions.
“Playing a more active role in the solution of global problems such as climate change, poverty, the fight against organized crime, immigration, radicalism, narcotics and human trafficking will certainly introduce new economic and commercial opportunities for Muslim countries,” Gul emphasized.Â Â (Bulletin)
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2.Â Rick Warren’s Chrislam Becomes One Of The Fastest Growing Religions In America,Â Â Before It’s News
3.Â Islamic ‘Racism’: Muslim Blood Superior to Infidel Blood, Front Page Mag, byÂ Raymond Ibrahim
4.Â Bangladesh: Genocide Now, Taliban Soon, American Thinker
5.Â Human Rights vs. Public Safety, Gatestone Institute
6.Â Palestinian Authority’s Double Standards on Prisoners, Gatestone Institute
7.Â Will the Real Muslim ‘Moderates’ Please Stand Up?, Cherson and Molschky
“A Danish appeals court recently upheld the conviction under a Danish hate speech law of an Iranian-Danish woman for her remarks condemnatory of Islam. Coming amidst the controversial statements by another Dane of Muslim background, this conviction raises troubling questions about who may say what about Islam…”
Before It’s News, November 13, 2013
“Chrislam is the merging of apostate christianity and the ideology of Islam, and it is truly a pit of serpents and devils. One of the main founders of Chrislam and one of it’s main drivers isÂ Rick Warren from Saddleback ChurchÂ inÂ Southern California.Â WarrenÂ at the same time passionately denies his connection with Chrislam while at the same time promoting it through his many ministries and outlets…”
Front Page Mag, byÂ Raymond Ibrahim, November 19, 2013
“Arguing that Muslim blood is more precious than infidel blood, Muslim clerics in and out ofÂ SudanÂ are outraged because a Sudanese court has condemned a Muslim man to deathâ€”simply because he murdered American Diplomat John Granville on January 1, 2008…”
American Thinker, by Madeline Brooks, November 19, 2013
“BangladeshÂ is on the road to becoming anotherÂ Afghanistan, fulfilling the clearly stated desires of jihadists and fundamentalists, according to Bangladeshis who have fled their homeland. Imams describe women as filth and demand that they cover themselves. They accuse exploited female garment workers of prostitution when they are forced to work late into the night to earn a living. Schoolchildren have to dress in Islamic garb, even if they are not Muslims. Workers are discriminated against if they are other than Muslim…”
5.Â Human Rights vs. Public Safety
Gatestone Institute, byÂ Douglas Murray, November 18, 2013
“BritainÂ is unable to extradite people to their country of origin if they might face harm there. This means that the British police had to find some mechanism to keep a constant vigil on a small number of young men believed to be a potential threat to the British public. In recent years, the British government has repeatedly been paying off terrorists before their cases could come to court. To keep state intelligence secret and avoid legal unpleasantness, there are quite a number of people in theÂ UKÂ who have been made jihadist millionaires…”
6.Â Palestinian Authority’s Double Standards on Prisoners
Gatestone Institute, byÂ Khaled Abu Toameh, November 15, 2013
“The daily Al-Quds al-Arabi recently revealed that dozens of Palestinians have been held in Kuwaiti prisons since 1991. The families of these prisoners do not know anything about their conditions. The Palestinian Authority ambassador toÂ Kuwait, Rami Tahboub, refused to comment on the plight of the prisoners there. Reached by phone, the ambassador first said he was busy with a meeting. He later stopped answering the phone. As far as the Palestinian Authority leadership is concerned, the only “heroes” are those prisoners who are held inÂ Israel. For the Palestinian Authority, Palestinians who are being tortured and killed in Arab prisons are not worth even a statement…”
Cherson and Molschky, by Paul Wilkinson, November 19, 2013
“BritainÂ has numerous so-called ‘moderate’ Muslims aka self-righteous ‘media-whores’, who carve a living from shamelessly denying all the nasty things clearly written in the Qur’an. They publically espouse equal rights and state how they are against any form of discrimination, yet on the other hand are all religious zealots who follow the Qur’an to the letter and worship the Prophet Muhammad and his teachings…”
ByÂ Raymond Ibrahim, November 18, 2013
“While some are convinced that the various Islamic organizations are discreet and disparate phenomena with divergent goals, once again information appears indicating that, all semantics aside, they are better viewed as branches emanating from one root â€” branches that complement and work with one another for the same goal: the empowerment of Islam, whether through jihad orÂ suits and smiley faces…”