Islam Might Be Growing Up

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They're beginning to learn from the West.

Muslims nations: Defame Islam, get sued? By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, Associated Press Writer
Fri Mar 14, 6:26 PM ET

DAKAR, Senegal - The Muslim world has created a battle plan to defend its religion from political cartoonists and bigots.

Concerned about what they see as a rise in the defamation of Islam, leaders of the world's Muslim nations are considering taking legal action against those that slight their religion or its sacred symbols. It was a key issue during a two-day summit that ended Friday in this western Africa capital.

The Muslim leaders are attempting to demand redress from nations like Denmark, which allowed the publication of cartoons portraying the Prophet Muhammad in 2006 and again last month, to the fury of the Muslim world.

Though the legal measures being considered have not been spelled out, the idea pits many Muslims against principles of freedom of speech enshrined in the constitutions of numerous Western governments.

"I don't think freedom of expression should mean freedom from blasphemy," said Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, the chairman of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference. "There can be no freedom without limits."

Delegates were given a voluminous report by the OIC that recorded anti-Islamic speech and actions from around the world. The report concludes that Islam is under attack and that a defense must be mounted.

"Muslims are being targeted by a campaign of defamation, denigration, stereotyping, intolerance and discrimination," charged Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the secretary general of the group.

The report urges the creation of a "legal instrument" to crack down on defamation of Islam. Some delegates point to laws in Europe criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust and other anti-Semitic rhetoric. They also point to articles within various U.N. charters that condemn discrimination based on religion and argue that these should be ramped up.

"In our relation with the western world, we are going through a difficult time," Ihsanoglu told the summit's general assembly. "Islamophobia cannot be dealt with only through cultural activities but (through) a robust political engagement."

The International Humanist and Ethical Union in Geneva released a statement accusing the Islamic states of attempting to limit freedom of expression and of attempting to misuse the U.N.

Human Rights Watch said in a statement that objectionable depictions of the Prophet Muhammad do not "give them the right under international human rights law to insist that others abide by their views."

Hemayet Uddin, the lead author of the OIC report and head of cultural affairs for the group said legal action is needed because "this Islamophobia that we see in the world has gone far beyond a phobia. It is now at the level of hatred, of xenophobia, and we need to act."

A new charter drafted by the OIC commits the Muslim body "to protect and defend the true image of Islam" and "to combat the defamation of Islam."

To protect the faith, Muslim nations have created an "observatory" that meets regularly to monitor Islamophobia. It examines lectures and workshops taking place around the world and prints a monthly record of offensive content.

But some of the summit's delegates said a legal approach would be over the top.

"My general view would be that the confrontational approach is one my country would avoid," said Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Iftekhar Chowdhruy. Bangladesh is 90 percent Muslim.

While the Muslim world worries about the image of Islam in the West, the U.S. envoy to the OIC attended the summit to try to tackle the thorny question of America's image among Muslim states.

Sada Cumber calls his campaign the "soft power" of the U.S. — an effort to find common ground with Muslim nations by championing universal values the U.S. holds dear like religious tolerance and freedom of speech.

"America has a deep respect for the religion of Islam," Cumber told The Associated Press. "The freedom of faith that we exercise, that we enjoy in America, that is also a very important aspect of the American core values. Anyone who wants to practice any faith is never stopped or discouraged."

Also during the summit, Chad and Sudan signed a peace agreement to stop incursions of rebels across each other's borders, and the summit delegates committed themselves to addressing the spiraling violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
 

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Here's a thought, STOP MURDERING INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF SOME KID TOUCHER, you fucktards.
 

MrAbovePar

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...an effort to find common ground with Muslim nations by championing universal values the U.S. holds dear like religious tolerance and freedom of speech.
Those aren't universal values. Only a total retard thinks that everyone loves tolerance and free speech. If that was true we'd all be crapping rainbows and no one would ever be murdered.
 

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I'm sorry but I didn't see the part where they agreed to stop
murdering and mutilating people that don't agree with their religion.
Fucking savages.
 

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the only problem with this idea is they are going to have to get jew lawyers if they ever want to win
 

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So instead of trying to eradicate freedom of speech and religion by using violence they're going to use lawsuits? Islam sucks camel cock. Fuck them, their religion, their pedo prophet and their imaginary god. Sue me shitdicks.
 

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So instead of trying to eradicate freedom of speech and religion by using violence they're going to use lawsuits? Islam sucks camel cock. Fuck them, their religion, their pedo prophet and their imaginary god. Sue me shitdicks.
That about sums it up right there. :clap:
 

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Here's a thought, STOP MURDERING INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF SOME KID TOUCHER, you fucktards.
But they might stop murdering innocent people and just sue the pants off them.
 

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I don't get these fucking people, it's like they can't have any joy in their lives.
"oh that woman's elbow is showing, better lop off her head."
 

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So instead of trying to eradicate freedom of speech and religion by using violence they're going to use lawsuits?
Hey come on, Scientology does it.
 

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The International Humanist and Ethical Union in Geneva released a statement accusing the Islamic states of ...attempting to misuse the U.N.
Now there's an original thought!
 

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Here's a thought, STOP MURDERING INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF SOME KID TOUCHER, you fucktards.
This.

So instead of trying to eradicate freedom of speech and religion by using violence they're going to use lawsuits? Islam sucks camel cock. Fuck them, their religion, their pedo prophet and their imaginary god. Sue me shitdicks.
And this too.

Fucking savages.
 

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said Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade.... "There can be no freedom without limits."
I don't think they get it yet.

Does anyone else noticed that the Islamic countries that don't have oil aren't nearly as anti-Western Who knew Bangladesh was 90 Muslim?
 

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I'd have more respect for this move if they also denounced terrorism and violence wrongly done in Islam's name and will seek legal action toward those groups that do that.
Ya gotta wonder who's doing more damage to Islam? Some terrorists slamming airliners into crowded buildings full of innocent people in the name of Islam or some cartoon in Denmark?

But what do I know?
 

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if by growing up you mean learning how to use the West's legal and political systems, then yes they are growing up. otherwise, not at all
 

LiddyRules

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if by growing up you mean learning how to use the West's legal and political systems, then yes they are growing up. otherwise, not at all
That is what I meant. If they learn that frivolous lawsuits are the way to glory and not beheadings, they've easily jumped 300 years from where they are now.
 

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Some delegates point to laws in Europe criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust and other anti-Semitic rhetoric.
This is exactly why the holocaust laws in parts of Europe are outrageous. it is now coming around to bite them in the ass because places like Germany cannot, in good conscious, dismiss any of this tiresome "Islam under attack" bullshit without looking like they're playing favorites.
 

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the jihad demands all you're efforts to fight the infidel.it shouldnt surprise you guys that they will fight by pen as well as by sword.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWq5QsZLCrg

http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/017650.php

Saudi billionaire's lawsuit leads to book's destruction

Khalid bin Mahfouz again. From WorldNetDaily.com (thanks to Davida):

Cambridge University Press has defaulted on a libel suit filed against it by a Saudi billionaire, issuing an apology, agreeing to pay court fees and damages and agreeing to destroy all unsold copies of a 2006 book by two American authors, as well as asking libraries to remove the book from their shelves.

In an apology published on its website, the academic publisher wrote:

"In 2006 Cambridge University Press published 'Alms for Jihad' written by J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins which made certain defamatory allegations about Sheikh Khalid Bin Mahfouz and his family in connection with the funding of terrorism.

"Whilst the allegations were originally published in good faith, Cambridge University Press now recognizes that the information upon which they were based was wrong. Cambridge University Press accepts that there is no truth whatsoever in these serious allegations."

Kevin Taylor, intellectual property director at Cambridge, told the Cambridge Evening News the company had agreed to pay out a "fairly small amount" in compensation.

He said three expert academics read books before they are published, and pay particular attention to those with controversial issues, but said, "unfortunately this one slipped through the net."

"We publish 1,500 academic books a year and take every effort to ensure this sort of thing does not happen," he said.

But the authors dispute the Cambridge claim of sloppy editing and Mahfouz's charge of libel, saying they mentioned the Saudi sheikh only 13 times in their book and they in no way labeled him a terrorist.

This is not the first time Mahfouz has used British courts to silence critics whose works have alleged links to terror funding.

Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, said Mahfouz has successfully brought at least four prior lawsuits against authors. Cambridge University Press's apology, without making an effort to defend its authors in court, he said, has "ominous implications" into researching the financing of terrorism.