“religious tolerance”

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and ensuring to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world. The Organization was established upon a decision of the historical summit which took place in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco on 12th Rajab 1389 Hijra (25 September 1969) as a result of criminal arson of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

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  1. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:35:23

    The respect and deference that the United States is paying to the OIC amounts to surrender in installments. The very idea that the U.S. Secretary of State is meeting with the OIC to discuss “religious tolerance” is like having Himmler meeting with Jews to condemn Jew-hatred. Under Islam. there is a complete and utter absence of “religious tolerance” of non-Muslims living in Muslim countries under the Sharia.

    The call for “respect and empathy and tolerance,” coming from the most brutal and oppressive ideology on the face of the earth, reminds me of the “peace and equality” that was promised in Hitler’s campaign posters for the Nationalist Socialist Workers (Nazi) party.

    The OIC is comprised of 56 governments along with the Palestinian Authority. It also asserts authority over the Muslims living in non-Muslim lands, claiming that “Muslim immigrant communities in Europe are part of the Islamic nation.” It also recommends, according to the renowned historian Bat Ye’or, “a series of steps to prevent the integration and assimilation of Muslims into European culture.”

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/a_shameful_state_department_initiative.html#ixzz1gKamr66m

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  2. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:38:54

    Democracy

    In the 2010 Democracy Index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, no OIC countries were rated as a “Full Democracy” under its guidelines, and only 3 of the 57 members were rated as a “Flawed Democracy.” The rest were rated either an “Authoritarian Regime” or a “Hybrid Regime

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_of_Islamic_Cooperation

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    • Kim
      Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:39:25

      Freedom

      The 2010 Freedom in the World, rated 3 OIC member states as Free based on Political Rights and Civil Liberties in the member countries.[11]

      Reporters Without Borders in its 2010 Press Freedom Index rated Mali and Suriname among the OIC members as having a Satisfactory Situation. Other members had ratings ranging from Noticeable Problems to Very Serious Situation.[12][13]

      The US Department of State 2010 International Religious Freedom Report cited OIC members Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan as being Countries of Particular Concern, where religious freedom is severely violated. It also cited OIC members Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan as “countries that face challenges in protecting religious freedom”.

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      • Kim
        Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:39:58

        Literacy and scholarship

        OIC members on average are countries with lower literacy rates. Though some members such as the former CIS states, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan have over 99% literacy, literacy rates are as low as 54% in Pakistan and Bangladesh and under 30% in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, etc. The bottom 5 countries with the lowest literacy rates in the world are all OIC members.

        Also, while some Islamic countries like the Islamic Republic of Iran exhibited a high scientific publication growth rate in 2009-10,[15] this is still only a fraction of scientific papers published by any OECD nation. Some OIC countries have tried to kick-start scientific research. Saudi Arabia has established KAUST and UAE has invested in Zayed University, United Arab Emirates University, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, etc.[16] Dubai’s Prime Minister and UAE Vice-President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has also endowed a foundation with $10 billion for invigorating Arab scientific research.[17] However, these investments are yet to yield any significant results.

  3. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:43:08

    Human rights

    OIC created the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam.[4] While proponents claim it is not an alternative to the UDHR, but rather complementary, Article 24 states, “All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shari’ah.” and Article 25 follows that with “The Islamic Shari’ah is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification of any of the articles of this Declaration.” Attempts to have it adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council have met increasing criticism, because of its contradiction of the UDHR, including from liberal Muslim groups.[28] Critics of the CDHR state bluntly that it is “manipulation and hypocrisy,” “designed to dilute, if not altogether eliminate, civil and political rights protected by international law” and attempts to “circumvent these principles [of freedom and equality].”[29][30][31]

    Human Rights Watch says that OIC has “fought doggedly” and successfully within the United Nations Human Rights Council to shield states from criticism, except when it comes to criticism of Israel. For example, when independent experts reported violations of human rights in the 2006 Lebanon War, “state after state from the OIC took the floor to denounce the experts for daring to look beyond Israeli violations to discuss Hezbollah’s as well.” OIC demands that the council “should work cooperatively with abusive governments rather than condemn them.” HRW responds that this works only with those who are willing to cooperate; others exploit the passivity.[32][33]

    The OIC has been criticised for diverting its activities solely on Muslim minorities within majority non-Muslim countries but putting a taboo on the plight, the treatment of ethnic minorities within Muslim-majority countries, such as the oppression of the Kurds in Syria, the Ahwaz in Iran, the Hazars in Afghanistan, the Baluchis in Pakistan, the ‘Al-Akhdam’ in Yemen, or the Berbers in Algeria

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  4. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:43:49

    Antisemitism

    The OIC attracted attention at the opening session of the meeting in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on 16 October 2003, where Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia in his speech argued that the Jews control the world: “They invented socialism, communism, human rights, and democracy, so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong, so that they can enjoy equal rights with others. With these they have gained control of the most powerful countries and they, this tiny community, have become a world power.” He also said that “the Europeans killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million, but today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them.”[35][36]

    The speech was very well received by the delegates, including many high ranking politicians, who responded with standing ovations”.[37][38][39] International, non-Muslim reactions, however, were appalled. “We view [the remarks] with contempt and derision,” said a U.S. State Department spokesman. The foreign minister of Italy, who was the chairman of the European Union, called the incident “gravely offensive.” Malaysian officials later clarified that Mahathir had been trying to say that despite having been a marginal and persecuted community the Jews have survived—by use of brains, not brawn. The former prime minister said this in relation to the decline of Muslim knowledge in the 20th Century.[

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  5. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:44:31

    Terrorism

    In 1999 OIC adopted the OIC Convention on Combating International Terrorism.[40] Human Rights Watch has noted that the definition of terrorism in article 1 describes “any act or threat of violence carried out with the aim of, among other things, imperiling people’s honour, occupying or seizing public or private property, or threatening the stability, territorial integrity, political unity or sovereignty of a state.” HRW views this as vague and ill defined, and includes much that is outside the generally accepted understandings of the concept of terrorism. In HRW’s view, it labels, or could easily be used to label, as terrorist actions, acts of peaceful expression, association, and assembly.[41]

    Legal scholar Ben Saul of University of Sydney argues that the definition is subjective and ambiguous and concludes that there is “serious danger of the abusive use of terrorist prosecutions against political opponents” and others.[42]

    Furthermore, HRW is concerned by OIC’s apparent unwillingness to recognise as terrorism acts that serve causes endorsed by their member states. Article 2 reads: “Peoples’ struggle including armed struggle against foreign occupation, aggression, colonialism, and hegemony, aimed at liberation and self-determination.” HRW has suggested to OIC that they embrace “longstanding and universally recognised international human rights standards”[41]—a request that has as yet not led to any results.

    Contradictions between OIC’s and other U.N. member’s understanding of terrorism has stymied efforts at the U.N. to produce a comprehensive convention on international terrorism.[43]

    On a meeting in Malaysia in April 2002, delegates discussed terrorism but failed to reach a definition of it. They rejected, however, any description of the Palestinian fight with Israel with terrorism. Their declaration was explicit: “We reject any attempt to link terrorism to the struggle of the Palestinian people in the exercise of their inalienable right to establish their independent state with Al-Quds Al-Shrif (Jerusalem) as its capital.” In fact, at the outset of the meeting, the OIC countries signed a statement praising the Palestinians and their “blessed intifada.” The word terrorism was restricted to describe Israel, whom they condemned for “state terrorism” in their war with the Palestinian people.[44]

    At the 34th Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM), an OIC section, in May 2007, the foreign ministers termed Islamophobia the worst form of terrorism

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  6. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 08:46:43

    KHUSHPUR, Pakistan, DEC. 6, 2011 (Zenit.org).- A young Pakistani woman, 18-year-old Mariah Manisha, (also reported as Amariah Masih) is being hailed as a martyr. A Catholic, she was kidnapped by a Muslim man.

    The young woman from the village of Tehsil Samundari in Punjab province, was shot dead by 28-year-old Arif Gujjar, a Muslim.

    Some reports say she was shot when she resisted an attempt to rape her; others say she was killed when she refused to convert to Islam so that the man could marry her.

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/12/slain-girl-being-called-a-catholic-martyr-in-pakistan-reportedly-refused-to-convert-to-islam.html

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  7. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 09:50:47

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  8. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 09:53:33

    Egyptian Salafist Abd Al-Mun’im Al-Shahhat Extols Bin Laden and Says: The US Practices Piracy and Chicago-Gang-Like Killings, While Demanding that We Remove the Word “Jihad” from Our Dictionaries

    http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/3232.htm

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    • Kim
      Dec 12, 2011 @ 09:54:30

      When they wanted to appease the wrath of the Muslims, which had built up in the course of the eight years of the Crusader war, they brought that sweet-talking man, who would say: “I have Muslim roots,” and who would embellish his speech with Koranic verses. Then he turned out to be the one directly in charge of the killing, just like the killing perpetrated by the Chicago gangs, and of the cowboy gangs of the past. He boasted of this before the whole world.

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  9. Sherry
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 10:48:08

    There’s those “57 states! 😕

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  10. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 11:46:40

    http://sheikyermami.com/2011/12/12/go-back-to-sleep-infidel-honor-killing-is-totally-un-islamic/

    A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.

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  11. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:42:23

    Just an FYI in case you were planning a trip

    http://www.ajc.com/business/egypt-islamists-offer-vision-1257997.html

    Islamists are dominating Egypt’s elections and some of them have a new message for tourists: welcome, but no booze, bikinis or mixed bathing at beaches, please.

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  12. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 14:55:29

    It’s a “public declaration that you are joining the Canadian family and it must be taken freely and openly,” he said, calling it “frankly, bizarre” that women were allowed to wear face veils while they swear their citizenship oaths.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2011/12/12/canada-bans-full-face-veils-when-taking-citizenship-oath-cair-freaks-out/

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  13. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 18:52:08

    It is truly bizarre to me – when id being Christin become so despicable?

    Even our beloved Theou dislikes the Christians!!

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    • Sherry
      Dec 12, 2011 @ 22:13:42

      I remember when I hated Christians. It was their message-saying that I was a sinner in need of a Savior…they were right, btw.

      I can understand the unregenerate hating Christians (hating Christ) but why doesn’t that same hate seethe in them over an Allah that calls for the murder of Jews and homosexuals? Why don’t they check out what the koran says to see if it isn’t true? Christians have been trying to tell people for ages that we are a peaceful and tolerant religion but we are not believed. But islam comes along, with beheadings and murders under its belt even to this very day and they are believed when they declare they are peaceful and tolerant. 😕

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  14. Kim
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 18:59:30

    Twelve al-Qaeda militants have broken out of a prison in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, officials have said.

    The militants, and two others, escaped through a six metre tunnel dug from the yard at the city’s central prison.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-16137985

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  15. Kim
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:30:40

    A statement at the home page location now reads: “Terrorist hackers have taken hostile action against the Florida Family Association website because we published a news report that ‘The Learning Channel’s’ new show All-American Muslim is propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Shariah law. The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.”

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=377253

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  16. Kim
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:44:00

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    • Sherry
      Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:51:27

      Wha…?

      Christians do that all of the time! Have you never seen pastors throwing people in the rivers and swimming pools and watertanks in churches? We loooove forcing those spiritual cleansings…(being fecetious here).

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      • Kim
        Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:55:08

        This is what liberals want here except for the suppression of personal expression, the head shaving and the bathing

        Man, they are in for a surprise!

  17. Kim
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:50:19

    AQAP is increasingly going by the name “Ansar al Sharia,” which means Army of Islamic Law, the diplomat told Fox News.

    “After (Usama) bin Laden’s death and the Arab Spring, the name (al Qaeda) seems to have negative connotations and baggage,” said the diplomat, who would discuss the changes only on condition of anonymity.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/14/al-qaeda-rebranding-itself-to-improve-image-arab-diplomat-says/?partner=skygrid

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  18. Kim
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 12:48:28

    Hamas’ military wing, the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades [EQB], is celebrating 24 years of the movement by boasting of the carnage it created. The group released new statistics about its terrorist operations. Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh promised the fighting would go on, and that Hamas would “lead intifada after intifada until the job is done.”

    According to Hamas’ latest statistics, the group has carried out 1,117 “operations” against Israelis including 87 suicide bombings and 24 abduction attempts. It also claims to have fired 11,093 homemade projectiles and mortars into the area around Gaza. Those attacks killed 1,365 Israeli “soldiers” and injured 6,411 others. The group claims to have lost 1,848 members throughout the years. It is unclear if the Israeli casualty figures provided by Hamas include unarmed civilians and children, whom the group often considers as reservists or future troops in Israel’s army.

    http://www.investigativeproject.org/3345/hamas-celebrates-anniversary-with-bombing

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  19. Kim
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 13:06:06

    Veena Malik recenty appeared in the nude on the cover of an Indian magazine. As a result of doing so, Malik has received death threats.

    http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Article/101300-2011-12-13-pakistani-actress-defies-mullah-accusing-her-of-immoral-behavior-on.htm#.TujJlbpoJ6Y.facebook

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  20. Kim
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 14:33:36

    Oh yes, freedom is indeed a terrifying notion to leftists and Islamic supremacists.

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/12/from-the-deeply-disturbed-olbermann.html

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