Our freedoms and liberties were handed down to us from our forefathers which we take for granted today, we are merely the custodians of our freedoms and we have got no right to give them away and deny the same freedoms for our children our forefathers fought and died for in the past, the more we give away from our freedoms, the more we and our children are going to face of difficulties and fight for to regain.
Freedom of speech and freedom of thought is under assault while we speak.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic states are bidding to use the United Nations to limit freedom of expression and belief around the world, the global humanist body IHEU told the U.N.'s Human Rights Council on Wednesday.
In a statement submitted to the 48-nation Council, the IHEU said the 57 members of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) were also aiming to undermine the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
"The Islamic states see human rights exclusively in Islamic terms, and by sheer weight of numbers this view is becoming dominant within the U.N. system. The implications for the universality of human rights are ominous," it said.
The statement from the IHEU, the International Humanist and Ethical Union, was issued as the U.N.'s special investigator on freedom of opinion and expression argued in a report that religions had no special protection under human rights law.
Ambeyi Ligabo, a Kenyan jurist, said in a report to the Council limitations on freedom of expression in international rights pacts "are not designed to protect belief systems from external or internal criticism."
But this argument is rejected by Islamic states, who say outright criticism -- and especially lampooning -- of religion violates the rights of believers to enjoy respect.
The IHEU statement and Ligabo's report came against the background of mounting success by the OIC, currently holding a summit in Dakar, in achieving passage of U.N. resolutions against "defamation of religions."
Although several such resolutions have been adopted by the two-year-old Council and its predecessor since 1999, in December the U.N.'s General Assembly easily passed a similar one for the first time over mainly Western and Latin American opposition.
The OIC -- backed by allies in Africa and by Russia and Cuba -- has been pushing for stronger resolutions on "defamation" since a global controversy arose two years ago over cartoons in a Danish newspaper which Muslims say insult their religion.
The "defamation" issue has become especially sensitive this year as the U.N. prepares to celebrate in the autumn the 50th anniversary of the 1948 Universal Declaration, long seen as the bedrock of international human rights law and practice.
The OIC has been actively promoting its own 1990 Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam, which it argues is complementary to the Universal Declaration but which critics like the IHEU say negate it in many areas.
Humanists, who include believers of many faiths supporting separation of religion and state as well as atheists and agnostics, say the "defamation" drive is part of an effort to extend the Cairo declaration to the international sphere.
The IHEU statement argued the December General Assembly resolution means states "may now legislate against any show of disrespect for religion, however they may choose to define 'disrespect'."
Source: Yahoo News.
We are not only faced with danger from the OIC and the Islamic Fascist, the UN too is working actively to curb our freedoms - The Tandemproject from the UN:
High Commissioner For Human Rights Welcomes Ratification Bringing Into Force Arab Charter on Human Rights, is a press release issues by the United Nations, Geneva, 24 January 2008, welcoming the ratification requirements to bring the Arab Charter on Human Rights into Force.
The 22 Member States of the League of Arab States have membership in the 57 Member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). In the Word Document attached The Tandem Project compares The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, with International Standards on Freedom of Religion or Belief as understood by documents under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this review, The Tandem Project adds The Arab Charter on Human Rights as an instrument for dialogue on all three landmark documents.
Arab charter on Human rights, that sounds more like an oxymoron:
Arab Charter on Human Rights Based on the faith of the Arab nation in the dignity of the human person whom God has exalted ever since the beginning of creation and in the fact that the Arab homeland is the cradle of religions and civilizations whose lofty human values affirm the human right to a decent life based on freedom, justice and equality,
In furtherance of the eternal principles of fraternity, equality and tolerance among human beings consecrated by the noble Islamic religion and the other divinely-revealed religions, Being proud of the humanitarian values and principles that the Arab nation has established throughout its long history, which have played a major role in spreading knowledge between East and West, so making the region a point of reference for the whole world and a destination for seekers of knowledge and wisdom,
The Cairo Declaration of 'Human' rights is nothing short of an insult to human values and a crime against humanity - Some extracts from the Cairo Declaration:
Expedite developing “The Covenant on the Rights of Women in Islam”, in accordance with Resolution No. 60/27-P and the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam.
The Cairo declaration of 'Human' rights is clearly an insult to humanity - The one OIC promotes and wish to implement on none islamic contries - Some more examples from the abominable so called arab 'human rights' charter:
Every human being has the right to enjoy a legitimate eligibility with all its prerogatives and obligations in case such eligibility is lost or impaired, the person shall have the right to be represented by his/her guardian. [guardians are for dhimmies under islamic law - disgustingly all none muslims will be referred to as second class citizens under Islamic supremacism]
(a) Everyone shall have the right to express his opinion freely in such manner as would not be contrary to the principles of the Shari'ah.
The Islamic Shari'ah is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification of any of the articles of this Declaration.
Who are negotiating from the US with these Islamic Fascists?
Sada Cumber - A Pakistani origin 'American' muslim - More:
An American Muslim, appointed new U.S. envoy, headed off Monday with the goal of repairing the battered image of the United States in the Muslim world.
"As an American Muslim, I believe I am in a unique position to promote dialogue," he said before leaving Washington for an Organization of Islamic Conference meeting later this week in Senegal. The Jeddah-based conference is the world's largest pan-Islamic group.
The OIC seek to implement their 10 year plan - What are their goals with the plan:
And what will that 11th OIC Summit address, with the acquiescence of Mr. Sada Cumber?
Islamic Summit Agenda Focuses on Four Items
The agenda for the upcoming 11th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference to be held in Dakar, Senegal on March 13-14, 2008 will focus on four items:
* implementation of the OIC Ten-Year Program of Action,
* adoption of the revised OIC Charter, and
* two brainstorming sessions on economic cooperation among Member States especially African, and knowledge-sharing among Member States.
Let’s look a little at that first item - the 10 Year Plan of Action, just Planning Task number VII :
VII. Combating Islamophobia
1. Emphasize the responsibility of the international community, including all governments, to ensure respect for all religions and combat their defamation.
2. Affirm the need to counter Islamophobia, through the establishment of an observatory at the OIC General Secretariat to monitor all forms of Islamophobia, issue an annual report thereon, and ensure cooperation with the relevant Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in order to counter Islamophobia.
3. Endeavor to have the United Nations adopt an international resolution to counter Islamophobia, and call upon all States to enact laws to counter it, including deterrent punishments. <-- World wide sharia
The 10 year plan of the OIC runs along the same ideological lines of 'The Muslim Brotherhood', the Islamic terrorist organization which was created in 1928 by Hassan Al Bannah, [MB] and what the MB refers to as 'The Project' - The MB is the spiritual and ideological motivator behind hamas, al-qaeda, islamic jihad, CAIR and a string of sunni terrorist organizations.
The MB call their plan for 'The Project' - The goals are the same as with the OIC:
# Establishing financial networks to fund the work of conversion of the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;
# Conducting surveillance, obtaining data, and establishing collection and data storage capabilities;
# Putting into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of “international plots fomented against them”;
# Cultivating an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing “academic” studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements;
# Developing a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world;
Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;
# Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals;
# Creating autonomous “security forces” to protect Muslims in the West;
# Inflaming violence and keeping Muslims living in the West “in a jihad frame of mind”;
# Supporting jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support;
# Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims;
# Adopting the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination;
# Instigating a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and rejecting any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them;
# Actively creating jihad terror cells within Palestine;
# Linking the terrorist activities in Palestine with the global terror movement;
# Collecting sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support jihad around the world;
The OIC is promoting the same issues though less direct in it's 10 year plan and strive like the MB not to be too revealing of the intentions but 'openly' indirect and more appealing to the 'useful idiots' and the Left - And what the observant reader is familiar with - Through deception, propagandistic manipulation and myth creation.