Please listen to David Littman, historian, Human Rights commission NGO Geneva. He is a leading authority on human rights and the capitulation of the UN to the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
And the Egyptian 'stache said, you must not speak of sharia!
It is David's work, shining sunlight on the ugly truths of Islamic law and the Islamic takeover of the UN that has OIC member countries frothing at the mouth and trying to get him censored and banned.
This document peels back the cloak of Islamic world domination.
3. On 5 August 1990, the then 45 member states of the OIC adopted The Cairo
Declaration of Human Rights in Islam5. In this document all rights are seen as derived from
God. The preamble states that “no one as a matter of principle has the right to suspend them
in whole or in part or violate or ignore them in as much as they are binding divine
several other Islamic States, pressed for the acceptance of the Cairo Declaration as an
alternative to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This objective was partly
achieved in 1997 when the Cairo Declaration was included by the Office of the High
Commissioner for Human Rights as the last document in Human Rights: A Compilation of
International Instruments: Volume II: Regional Instruments
15. The Cairo Declaration goes further however in making this freedom subject to the
Shari’ah. Under Article 22 of the Cairo Declaration a person may only express their
opinion in a manner “as would not be contrary to the principles of the Shari’ah”, and
freedom of expression may not be used to “weaken faith”.
16. On 18 December 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution “Combating
Defamation of Religions” by 108 votes to 51 with 25 abstentions. Similar resolutions had
been adopted since 1999 by the Commission for Human Rights and by the new Council.
This was the first time however that such a resolution had been passed by the General
Assembly. The resolution expresses once again “deep concern about the negative
stereotyping of religions and manifestations of intolerance and discrimination in matters of
religion or belief”. But the only religion mentioned by name is Islam. The resolution
emphasizes that whilst everyone has the right to freedom of expression, this should be
exercised with responsibility – and may therefore be subject to limitations, inter alia, “for
respect for religions and beliefs”.
17. Many delegations, however, opposed the resolution. The Portuguese delegate,
speaking for the European Union, explained clearly why:
“The European Union does not see the concept of ‘defamation of religions’ as a valid
one in a human rights discourse. From a human rights perspective, members of
religious or belief communities should not be viewed as parts of homogenous entities.
International human rights law protects primarily individuals in the exercise of their
freedom of religion or belief, rather than the religions as such.”
18. Notwithstanding these objections, those opposing the resolution found themselves
on the losing side of a two-to-one majority in favour.
9. Under Shari’ah law, Muslim women and non-Muslims are not accorded equal
treatment with Muslim men. The Shari’ah, therefore, fails to honour the right to equality
guaranteed under the UDHR and the international covenants, and thus denies the full
enjoyment of their human rights to those living in States which follow Shari’ah law.
10. By limiting rights to those permitted by the Shari’ah the Cairo Declaration, rather
than complementing the UDHR and the international covenants, undermines many of the
rights they are supposed to guarantee. (See references 6 7 8 for additional documentation on
Limiting Religious Freedom
11. Religious freedom is limited under the Cairo Declaration. Article 10 states:
“Islam is the religion of unspoiled nature. It is prohibited to exercise any form of
compulsion on man or to exploit his poverty or ignorance in order to convert him to another
religion or to atheism.”
Since it is a generally accepted view in the Islamic world that only compulsion or
ignorance would lead anyone to abandon Islam, conversion from Islam is thus effectively
12. It is notable that under Shari’ah law in many countries apostasy and any actions or
statements considered blasphemous are harshly punished, in some States by death.
13. At the 6th session of the Human Rights Council in December 2007, the European
Union tabled a resolution on the elimination of discrimination based on religion or belief.
On December 14, the Pakistani delegate, again speaking for the OIC, said that differences
remained in the wording of this resolution on, inter alia, respect for all religions and
beliefs, and respect for national laws and religious norms about the right to change one’s
religion. “Hence, we dissociate ourselves from operative paragraph 9 (a) because of its
phrase ‘including the right to change one’s religion or belief’”. Yet this fundamental human
right is clearly guaranteed under Article 18 of the UDHR and Article 18 of the ICCPR.
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