OIC: Playing the Victim Card- Qur'an Burning The OIC propaganda machine grinds on. I accept their machinations as an opportunity to expose their al-Taqiyya. They held an emergency meeting after International Judge the Qur'an Day. The primary output of that meeting was a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.The letter is reproduced below. Due to the target rich environment, I once again resort to footnoting. The footnotes are linked to my commentary which follows below the horizontal line. Clicking a superscript will bring the comment into view. After reading my comment, press the Back Space key to return to your place in the text.
Sixty-fifth session Sixty-sixth year
Agenda item 68 (b)
Promotion and protection of human rights: human
rights questions, including alternative approaches for
improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and
- Letter dated 29 March 2011 from the Permanent Representative of
- Tajikistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
Conference in New York, I have the honour to convey that the Group held an
emergency meeting on Friday, 25 March 2011, to discuss the despicable act of the
burning of a copy of the Holy Koran1 by two pastors, following a mock trial in a
church on 20 March 2011 in Florida, United States of America. This provocative act2, which has hurt the sentiments of the 1.5 billion Muslims
of the world, was strongly condemned by the OIC Group as an act of advocacy of
incitement to religious hatred3, discrimination and violence4 against Islam and
Muslims. The OIC Ambassadors urged the international community in general and
you in particular to openly and strongly condemn this act of extreme bigotry5 and
religious hatred.6 I am enclosing the text of the statement issued by the OIC Ambassadorial
Group in New York on this subject, with a request for circulation to the entire
United Nations membership (see annex). As you will see in the statement, the OIC Ambassadorial Group called upon
you, as well as reiterated the call made by the OIC Group in Geneva to the High
Commissioner for Human Rights, to express unequivocal condemnation of the
insidious desecration of the holy book7 of Islam and show action-oriented leadership8
to tackle the growing manifestations of religious intolerance and discrimination and
incitement to hatred and violence9 based on religion. The OIC Group strongly believes that the United Nations has an important role
to play in ensuring peace and harmony among the peoples and nations of the world10.
Accordingly, in your capacity as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, we
expect you to take the necessary steps to fight such insidious tendencies, to protect
multiculturalism and promote peace and harmony that are fundamental to the
peaceful coexistence of mankind11. I should be grateful if you would have the present letter and its annex
circulated as a document of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly, under
agenda item 68 (b), and of the Security Council. (Signed) Sirodjidin Aslov
- Annex to the letter dated 29 March 2011 from the Permanent
- Representative of Tajikistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
- Group of the Organization of the Islamic Conference in New York
- strongly condemns the sacrilegious act of burning of the Holy
- Koran in Florida as an act of advocacy of incitement to religious
- hatred, discrimination and violence
United Nations, New York, at an emergency meeting convened today, expressed its
strong condemnation of the despicable act of the burning of a copy of the Koran by
Pastors Wayne Sapp and Terry Jones in Gainesville, Florida, United States of
America, on 20 March 2011. Calling it an act of extremists guided by their hatred
towards other cultures and religions, the OIC Group regretted that it took place in a
church, a sacred place itself, reserved for prayers and remembrance of God. The OIC Group shared the disappointment and concern expressed by the
Secretary-General of the OIC over this reprehensible act of extreme bigotry, which
has severely hurt the feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims all over the world, and
cautioned that if necessary conditions were not created by the international
community to prevent a recurrence of such Islamophobic acts, it would have grave
repercussions over interfaith harmony as well as global peace, security and stability12. The Group urged the international community to unanimously condemn these
acts that are clear examples of advocacy of incitement to hatred, discrimination and
violence based on religion13. It was further highlighted that such acts, when left
unattended, provide fuel to extremist thoughts and elements in different societies
that lead to undermining peaceful coexistence and harmony among peoples and
societies. While appreciating the condemnatory statement issued by the United
States in the general debate of the Human Rights Council on 22 March 2011 and
other statements by interfaith and community leaders in the United States, the Group
hoped that the United States Administration would take appropriate actions against
the perpetrators of these acts in accordance with its national and international
obligations14. The OIC Group also called upon the Secretary-General of the United Nations
and the High Commissioner for Human Rights to express their unequivocal
condemnation of the insidious desecration of the holy book of Islam and show
action-oriented leadership to tackle the growing problem of religious intolerance15,
discrimination and incitement to hatred and violence based on religion and belief. The Group stated that at a time when Muslims around the world continue to be
confronted with ever-increasing instances of intolerance, negative stereotyping,
stigmatization, discrimination and violence on the basis of their religion, the OIC sponsored
resolution adopted by consensus on 24 March 2011 by the Human Rights
Council in Geneva, entitled “Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and
stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence, and violence against
persons based on religion or belief”, should be seen as the confirmation of the
sincere commitment16 of OIC to the promotion of a global culture of respect17,
tolerance and peace among all, irrespective of religious and cultural backgrounds
and traditions. OIC Ambassadors further reiterated the strong commitment of OIC to the
promotion of interfaith and intercultural dialogue18 and the need to preserve the
multicultural fabric of our societies that is fundamental to peaceful coexistence
among peoples, cultures and nations.
- Pastor Wayne Sapp burned an English translation of the meaning of the Qur'an, which Islam does not consider authentic or holy. As man's word, not Allah's, was burned, the act was not despicable; no offense was committed.
- As a provocation, how does judging and burning a Qur'an translation compare to the act of sacking a U.N. office, murdering ten people and burning a church? Is the act somehow more provocative than the curse worthy content of the book, which cursesI Christians and commands Muslims to wage perpetual warII against them? The Qur'an was burned precisely because it is a provocative book: it inculcates hatred and incites violence
- Pastor Terry Jones judged the Qur'an, Pastor Wayne Sapp burned it. Exactly how does that constitute "advocacy of incitement to religious hatred"? Did they tell their congregants to hate Muslims? Did they pray for the death of Muslims? They simply examined the content of a book and its consequences, judged it to be evil and burned it. The OIC is miscasting the act without any objective basis in fact.
- What incitement to violence? What violence? Did the pastors tell their congregation to riot? Did they riot? Did they kill Muslims or destroy Islamic property on their way home from the church?
- Bigotry: closed minded persistence in false opinion in the face of the facts, commonly understood in a racial context. What race is Islam? If Islam is a race, why are there Caucasian, African, Arabian\ and Asian, Muslims? The pastors heard the facts in the form of reading verses from the book and testimony of its victims. They acted after consideration of the facts brought out at trial. How is that bigotry? Did they advocate hatred of or discrimination against Muslims? Did they generalize about Muslims? With what evidence do you hope to substantiate your accusation of "extreme bigotry"?
- What is the object of hatred? It is the damnable doctrines enshrined in the Qur'an, which sanctify & mandate genocidalIII conquestII & terrorismIV. Exactly what is wrong with hatred of absolute evil?
- How can the profane be desecrated? They burned a translation, not an Arabic Qur'an. Even the Arabic Qur'an is profane, not sacred to those who examine it objectively. The Qur'an consists largely of situational scriptureV and its mission is mercenaryVI.
- Condemnation is verbiage, not action. The real demand is for legislation to impose Islam's blasphemy lawVII on us; to make questioning & criticism of Islam punishable by fine and imprisonment.
- The usual code word is Islamophobia. Take a look at the March edition of the Islamophobia ObservatoryVIII and see what they are kvetching about. They consider the House Homeland Security Cmte. hearing into 'radicalization' as 'incitement to discrimination... .
- The UN was created to maintain peace; prevent war. Islam was created to initiate and perpetuate warII,VI. To fulfill its mission, the UN must eliminate Islam from the world.
- That distills down to: promote surrender to Islam. Peace is what pertains after Dar ul-Islam conquers Dar ul-Harb.
- That distills down to a threat: "silence our critics or we will go to war".
- The sentence is redundant boilerplate. The Qur'an was burned precisely because it inculcates hatred and incites genocidal violence. They accuse us of their own course of conduct (they obey Allah & emulate Muhammad).
- The United States is obligated to protect the rights of its citizens. We have a right to truthful communication of information, including information about the content and consequences of Islam's damnable scripture. Their demand that Jones & Sapp be punished for exercising their first amendment rights is parallel to their oft repeated demand that the creators of the Motoons & Fitna be punished for communicating the truth about their curse worthy war cult.
- So, religious intolerance is a problem? Is it really?? The Qur'an defines Islam, and it ain't tolerant! Islam is extremely intolerant! Allah says that only Islam will be acceptedIX. Anyone who tries to quit Islam is to be killedX. Cursing us and mandating war against us are not signs of tolerance. They are demanding that we tolerate the propagation of a doctrine which demands that we be conqueredII and declares open seasonXI on us.
- Sincere commitment to tolerance & peace? Yeah, right. Egypt, Indonesia & Pakistan are so committed to peace & tolerance that they allow Muslims to subject Christians to assault, murder, malicious persecution & destruction of property with impunity.
- Respect is given where respect is due, we have to earn it; so do you. Islam is unworthy of respect; reasonable men will give it none.
- If you are so committed to interfaith dialogue, why did you not send someone to International Judge the Koran Day to act as defense counsel and present evidence to prove that it does not inculcate hatred, incite war and institutionalize misogyny?
- 2:161, 9:30
- 8:39, 9:29, The Order to fight People of the Scriptures until They give the Jizyah. 9:123
- 8:67, 47:4
- 3:151, 8:12, 8:57, 8:60, 8:60, 59:13, Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220
- Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387