Religious Freedom Under International Islamic Attack

Some American innovations are so deeply embedded in our psyches that it’s hard to imagine how any other country could forgo them. But reject them they do, and now the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) seems to be moving, with objections from around the globe, to further formalize U.N. resolutions against “defamation,” primarily against Islam. Critics have pointed out that the language gives further cover for the persecution of minority voices in already undemocratic and illiberal Islamic regimes.

“This [language] destabilizes the whole human rights system,” said Angela Wu, international law director for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a public interest law firm in Washington. “It empowers the state rather than individual, and protects ideas rather than the person who holds them.”

We don’t really have a culture war in the U.S.: we have a impolite scuffle, mostly exaggerated for the benefit of political fundraising. The real culture war is between the liberal West and theocratic/ideological regimes who enforce conformity in their societies with the threat of violence and persecution.

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5 Responses to Religious Freedom Under International Islamic Attack

  1. bitchspot says:

    If you want to see where this is headed, just look at how things are playing out in England. You have Islamic fundamentalists demanding that England adopt Sharia Law and British lawmakers, trying desperately to avoid potential conflict, bowing to their wishes.

    Take a look at some of Pat Condell’s material on YouTube, he speaks about it quite a bit. If we don’t put a stop to it, that’s exactly what we’re going to be facing in the U.S. in just few year’s time.

  2. Mike says:

    You have Islamic fundamentalists demanding that England adopt Sharia Law and British lawmakers, trying desperately to avoid potential conflict, bowing to their wishes.

    *sigh* That isn’t true at all. It was pointed out by various people, such as Rowan Williams, that current civil arbitration systems could be handled locally using local community principles, including sharia. This kind of system is already in place amongst parts of the Jewish community and is otherwise wholly uncontroversial.

  3. Bad says:

    I’m hesitantly for allowing people to employ whatever arbitration schemes that they think are best, but I’m also skeptical, given the high possibility of coercion in accepting Islamic methods and rulings when not all parties really want to go that route.

  4. Kaltrosomos says:

    Are you sure you aren’t underestimating the importance of the “culture wars” in the U.S.?

    It seems like it could easily become more than a “scuffle” to me.

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