The Master Plan
It’s only just begun. There seems to be a master plan behind the cartoon war. We’ve all turned into manipulated puppets in the hands of more clever people.
The Organisation of Islamic Conferences, OIC, at their December meeting arranged to use the reorganisation of UN’s corrupted Committee on Human Rights to demand legislation against defamation of religions added to the human right charter. Quote from the meeting's communiqué:
The Conference underlined the need to collectively endeavor to reflect the noble Islamic values, counter Islamophobia, defamation of Islam and its values and desecration of Islamic holy sites, and to effectively coordinate with States as well as regional and international institutions and organizations to urge them to criminalize this phenomenon as a form of racism.
Mr. Erdogan, Turkey, immediately and without any European outcry demanded restrictions of free speech in Europe. The European reactions did not make it crystal clear that he at the same time shut the door for Turkey’s membership. Will that become clear later on?
Mr. Solana of the EU is presently travelling the Arab countries, bending his knee and expressing his ‘unreserved respect’ to Islam, while he remains silent on the Islamic demand for legislative respect to the OIC religious commonwealth and all of its monstrosities. Quote from EITB24:
The European Union and a major grouping of Islamic countries would back United Nations action to stop "defamation of religion" after cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad provoked violent protests worldwideThe Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is lobbying for the United Nations to include language against blasphemy in the tenets of a new human rights body and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said he supported the idea. "We agreed to take different measures including at the level of the United Nations to guarantee these acts will not be repeated," OIC Ekmelettin Ihsanoglu Secretary General said in Jeddah. The head of the 57-nation body was speaking at a press conference with Solana, who arrived overnight in the birthplace of Islam at the start of a Middle East tour to try and calm the furore over caricatures. "We have been talking today on how we can send a message to the people in both communities, the Islamic and European, that we need this not to happen again ... We strongly hope that people will be now sensible to understand that," Solana said...
Mr. soft spoken Annan already endorsed the proposal, at the same time condemning the cartoons still more intensely, here first condemnations quoted from Voice of America:
"It is insensitive, it is offensive, it is provocative, and they should see what has happened around the world."
Speaking to reporters Thursday, Mr. Annan stressed that he does not oppose freedom of speech or expression. But he described the cartoons as inflammatory. "Freedom of speech is not a license. It does entail exercising responsibility and judgment, and quite honestly I cannot understand why any editor will publish cartoons at this time which inflame, and pour oil on the fire," he said.
And Arab News has the UN endorsement and the collective appeasement chorus of Mess. Annan, Solana og OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu :
“We understand the deep hurt and widespread indignation felt in the Muslim world,” the joint statement said, adding that the freedom of the press, which entails responsibility and discretion, should respect the beliefs and tenets of all religions.
The UN General Assembly had adopted on Dec. 16, 2005, a strong resolution on defamation of religions. “This joint statement and the UN resolution provide the legal ground for condemnation of acts of European newspapers,” the OIC said.
In the same excellent paper a story on EU commissionaire Frattini’s suggestion on restrictions on free speech, and Mr. Annan’s still more dubious role as appeaser-in-chief:
“UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan scolded the media for continuing to publish cartoons mocking the Prophet and defended an attempt by Islamic countries to have a new UN human-rights council address religious defamation.
Annan also said he had no knowledge about US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s assertion on Wednesday that Iran and Syria had gone out of their way “to inflame sentiments and to use this to their own purposes.” “I have no evidence to that effect,” Annan told reporters after arriving at UN headquarters. “This is so widespread, and it is unfortunate (and) we all need to take steps to calm the situation.”
“Honestly, I do not understand why any newspaper will publish the cartoons today,” Annan said. “It is insensitive. It is offensive. It is provocative and you see what has happened around the world,” Annan added.”
Normally I’m an optimist, super optimist even. But not this time!
For Danish readers: Jeg har adskillige gange taget afstand fra generaliseringer og diskrimination, for eksempel her, men også forlangt reformation af Islam, for eksempel her.