If such a ludicrous demand is met, the same must be done for Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and other non-Muslims etc. Islam is not a race. Saying the shahada doesn’t change your race.
“….what we are seeing now is the OIC policy to prohibit the West to criticize Islam in an effort to establish the rules of dhimmitude in the international arena. This objective motivates the fight against Islamophobia that has been declared a central element in the OIC policy.”
“The OIC brings all the Muslim countries, the 57 Muslim countries, together, and I wouldn’t say the same rule of course, the same organization, the same politics, its aim at creating a block, a Muslim block, which is, it plans to unify it by rooting it in the Koran and Sharia and the Sunna. So we are going to see a stronger, even a stronger Islamic block, more fundamentalist.”
“Now we are certainly in a clash of civilizations, and I don’t understand why we have to hide it. It is the OIC position to deny that we are in a clash of civilizations. Because the OIC position is even to deny that there are different civilizations, because the Muslim position is to say we are only one civilization. So I think that we have to recognize the truth that we are in a clash of civilizations and of values, and we have to solve that, because if we deny it, we shall never solve it. So it is better to discuss the problems that separate us in order to find solutions.”
My conclusion is that the OIC, the Organization of the Islamic Conference,which is a group that brings together 57 Muslim countries, has decided to bring into the international forefront and into the Western world, this rule of Dhimmitude that imposed the respect of Islam by non-Muslims. This is what we see now, and they have decided too, that the Muslims who are integrated in non-Muslim countries are a part of the universal Ummah, and that their rights to be respected must be applied.
The OIC represents 56 countries plus the Palestinian Authority. It claims also to represent Muslim immigrants — the “Diaspora” — in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. It is pan-Islamic: It seeks to unify and lead the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims. In a manual first published in 2001, “Strategy of Islamic Cultural Action in the West,” the OIC asserts that “Muslim immigrant communities in Europe are part of the Islamic nation.”
The OIC, Bat Ye’or argues, is nothing less than a “would-be, universal caliphate.” It might look different from the caliphates of the Ottomans, Fatimids, and Abbasids. It might resemble, instead, a thoroughly modern trans-national bureaucracy. But, already, the OIC exercises significant power through the United Nations, and through the European Union, which has been eager to accommodate the OIC while simultaneously endowing the U.N. with increasing authority for global governance. Among the other organizations that Ye’or says are doing the OIC’s bidding are the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations, the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, and the European Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Cooperation (PAEAC).
In the eyes of OIC officials, no problem in the contemporary world is more urgent than “Islamophobia,” which it calls “a crime against humanity” that the U.N. and the EU must officially outlaw. Even discussing why so much terrorism is carried out in the name of Islam is to be forbidden. The OIC insists, too, that international bodies ban “defamation of religion,” by which it means criticism of anything Islamic. Defamation of Judaism, Christianity, Bahai, Hinduism, and even heterodox Muslim sects such as the Ahmadiyya is common within the borders of many OIC countries, a fact the OIC refuses to acknowledge. (more here)
OIC urges UN to tackle Islamophobia, declare it a form of racism
By News Desk, March 23, 2019
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday urged the UN Secretary General to convene a special session of the UN General Assembly to declare Islamophobia as a form of racism and to assign a special rapporteur for monitoring and combating the menace in the western countries.
The Emergency Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee, convened in Istanbul, also strongly condemned the “horrendous and despicable Islamophobic terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand”.
The meeting concluded with a unanimous call that the OIC must play a proactive role in countering demonisation and denigration of Islam and Muslims and adopt a comprehensive strategy in this regard, Radio Pakistan reported.
A final communiqué, issued at the conclusion of the conference, appreciated the New Zealand government for its unequivocal condemnation of the terrorist attacks. It called upon all member states to respect the freedom of religion of all Muslims and not to deny them the right to exercise their civil and cultural rights.
Open Ended Emergency Meeting of the #OIC Executive Committee held at the level of Foreign Ministers in #Istanbul, #Turkey, on the savage terrorist attack which took lives of 51 Muslim worshippers in #Christchurch, #NewZealand: https://t.co/o7AdI867xA #OICNewZealandTerrorism pic.twitter.com/Zd0HykqWXG
— OIC (@OIC_OCI) March 23, 2019
All presumptions of guilt or attributions of potential crimes, extremism and terrorism to ordinary Muslims were also firmly rejected.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, while addressing the gathering, expressed Pakistan’s strong condemnation of the March 15 terrorist attacks that killed at least 50 Muslims offering Friday prayers at two Christchurch mosques. Nine of the martyred were Pakistani citizens.
He lauded the valour of Naeem Rashid, who challenged the white supremacist attacker in complete disregard of his own life and aimed to saving the lives of many others, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
The foreign minister said that the rise in Islamophobia in the western countries and India had morphed into violent expression of this abhorrent manifestation of racism. “The international media must refrain from propagating narratives of stigmatisation of Muslims and their negative stereotyping,” he emphasised.
#OIC Foreign Ministers Call for Action to Counter anti-Muslim Hate Narrative: https://t.co/SlTo4Wt5Yg #OICNewZealandTerrorism #newzelandterroristattack #ChristchurchTerrorAttacks pic.twitter.com/9OLl0BFaQt
— OIC (@OIC_OCI) March 23, 2019
The foreign minister called upon the global Muslim community to douse fire with water, falsehood with truth, bigotry with understanding and intolerance with compassion.
Foreign Minister Qureshi expressed grave concerns over the use of Islamophobia and Xenophobia as vehicles for narrow political gain.
The foreign minister also met a number of leaders on the sidelines of the meeting, including the foreign minister of Turkey, the deputy prime minister/foreign minister of New Zealand and the foreign minister of Iran, and discussed matters of mutual concerns with them.
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