The International Islamic News Agency (never heard of it before; get used to it a la “Gallup Abu Dhabi”) reported on August 1, which, as the dateline notes, is also Ramadan 1 (or vice versa):
JEDDAH, Ramadan 1/Aug 1 (IINA)-During the next few months, Washington plans to host a coordination meeting to discuss with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) how to implement resolution no. 16/18 on combating defamation of religions, and how to prevent stereotypes depicting religions and their followers; as well as disseminating religious tolerance [sic], which has been endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council last March, in agreement with Western countries.
“Defamation of religions” is OIC-speak for “criticism of Islam.”
The resolution was adopted after lengthy discussions held between the OIC and countries in which the phenomenon of Islamophobia is in the rise.
Why would that be?
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.
According to informed sources in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the two sides, in addition to other European parties, will hold a number of specialized meetings of experts in law and religion in order to finalize the legal aspect on how to better implement the UN resolution.
The sources said that the upcoming meetings aim at developing a legal basis for the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution which help in enacting domestic laws for the countries involved in the issue, as well as formulating international laws preventing inciting hatred resulting from the continued defamation of religions.
That would be international laws against criticism of Islam.
In other words, the OIC is attempting to extinguish the democratic opposition to the end of Western civ — in itself what the OIC might someday call ” defamatory democracy.” And Hillary it seems, has decided to help.
Contact Your Elected Officials ASAP and demand they protect your freedom of speech under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.