Blasphemy resolution update: OIC, West pledge to “combat intolerance”

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The real consequences of Breivik’s attack:

In what can rightly be described as a seminal step in relations between the Muslim world and the Western world, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the leading nations of the Western world led by the United States and the European Union agreed Saturday to take concrete steps to combat intolerance, negative stereotyping and discrimination, incitement to violence, and violence against persons based on religion or belief.

The high-level meeting was held at the historic Yildiz Palace in Istanbul. It was attended by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Cathrine Ashton along with foreign ministers and officials from France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Poland, Romania, Denmark, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Senegal, Sudan, the Vatican, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Arab League and African Union. The meeting was co-chaired by OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Ever since he took office, the OIC secretary-general has been working on formulating ways and means to stop acts of religious intolerance. (Really? Because in the Mohammed cartoons, he actually fueled the conflict… and he is one of those who see plots against Islam everywhere and a “pandemic of Islam vilification” than should be fought against with a “blashphemy monitoring mechanism”).

“It was during my address to the 15th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva that I outlined a new approach toward evolving a consensus against incitement to violence and intolerance on religious grounds that could endanger peaceful coexistence and must be viewed as a direct contrast to the very notion of a globalized world,” said Ihsanoglu. “I am glad that the eight points in the proposed approach found resonance with all the negotiating partners. They formed the basis of the consensus reflected in Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18. The importance of the consensual adoption of this resolution should be duly recognized.”

via OIC, West pledge to combat intolerance – Arab News.

But there is more:

The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had announced the intention of the U.S. State Department to organize a coordination meeting during her participation in the meeting which she co-chaired with the OIC Secretary General, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu in Istanbul on 15 July 2011. The meeting issued a joint statement emphasizing the dire need for the implementation of resolution 16/18.

8 comments on “Blasphemy resolution update: OIC, West pledge to “combat intolerance”

  1. Early Light says:

    Let’s see how hard they go after the Palestinian Authority and Saudi Arabia for all these politicians and mullahs calling for the destruction of Israel and infidels. Will they even say something about Iran? This is something to bludgeon the counterjihad with.

    • Claudia says:

      This is something to bludgeon the counterjihad with.

      Absolutely… And they do it now because it’s summer and most people won’t even consider this has actually happened…😡


  2. the dire need for the implementation of resolution 16/18

    More of Breivik’s legacy?

  3. Error. My comment should have included an exclamation point after “legacy.”

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  5. Mustapha Haji says:

    This conference that you’ve mentioned happened one week before (July 15) a Christian fundamentalist/extremist killed innocent civilians in Norway (July 22), so don’t even think that there are links between these two issues.

    • Claudia says:

      a) Do you have any link that says that it happened on that date? I’ve no problem in linking it and correcting the date.
      b) Breivik is no Christian guy: just read here, here and here, for starters. This guy has nothing to do with “love thy enemy” or “blessed are the meek”, both fundamental in the Gospel message, doesn’t know anything about Christian theology, doesn’t quote Scriptures and doesn’t even want to “save other people’s souls” (though that would be quite incoherent with the essential parts of the Gospel message). Of course, a lot of people are interested in considering him a “Christian” to say he is an equivalent of Bin Laden. But the support the latter has among Islamic people has nothing to do with the absolute lack of support and the basic rejection this guy has had (with very few exceptions that are not representative at all and have nothing to do with Christianity but with fascism and neo-Nazism, such as French Front Nationale or Italian Lega Norte).

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