Global Muslim Bloc Launches War On Free Speech In West
by IBD Editorials
Islamofascism: An influential bloc of 57 Muslim countries demands that the West make it an international crime to criticize Islam. Then stop making it such an easy target.
In its 94-page document on "Islamophobia," the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation lists as potential felonies: expressing "ideas that Muslims are inclined to violence" and "Islam is an inherently expansionist religion."
Under those standards, however, the OIC would have to indict itself. Its charter espouses violent jihad and the global implementation of Shariah law.
The OIC provides intellectual justification for terrorism, describing attacks on "occupiers and colonialists" as "legitimate jihad." OIC refuses to define "individual destructive acts" against perceived foes as terrorism.
The international Muslim body also espouses Islamic supremacism.
In its Cairo Declaration of 1990, OIC claims Allah made the global nation of Islam "the best nation." It also demands that there be "no crime or punishment except as provided for in the Shariah."
This would include blasphemy laws, which make "insulting Islam" punishable by death — laws the OIC wants to bring all Americans under.
In its current report, the OIC proposes the U.S. and Europe bar from entry known critics of Islam, so they can't take part in rallies or lectures regarding terrorism. It also wants to censor teachers and indoctrinate students by issuing "Guidelines for Educators on Countering Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims."
In its report, the OIC bullies the media, too.
It complains they play a "negative role" by propagating "stereotypes and misperceptions about Islam." Specifically, it doesn't like reporting on the "radicalization" of Muslims, arguing that Islam does not radicalize Muslims to the point where they commit terrorist acts.
Yeah, tell that to the terrorist who last May hacked to death a British soldier in London. At his sentencing this month, Michael Adebolajo said he did it to "make it to paradise."
"To fight jihad for the sake of Allah," he testified, "it's not something that is to be taken lightly."
Or tell it to the Kansas airport worker charged this month with planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal.
Terry Lee Loewen, a Muslim convert, said: "I have become radicalized in the strongest sense of the word, and I don't feel Allah wants me any other way."
Both jihadists quoted the Quran and other sacred Islamic texts to support their actions.
The OIC also demands non-Muslim nations observe all Muslim holidays. How is this not "expansionist"?
If the Islamofascists want to curb criticism of their faith in non-Muslim countries, they should rein in their supremacist attitudes as well as the hordes of terrorists who give their faith a bad name.
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