The Obama Administration and the OIC: The Anti-Free Speech Coalition

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Reacting to the murderous rioting against the U.S. throughout the Arab and Muslim world and especially in Libya, where U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was murdered, and in Egypt, President Obama, who authorized millions in aid to Libya, said on September 12th: “Since our founding the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths.  We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others…Already, many Libyan have joined us…and this attack will not break the bonds between the U.S. and Libya[.]”

Obama and his administration officials have vehemently attacked the anti-Muslim video produced by a private American citizen, and yet they conveniently ignore the fact that the Obama administration supported the people who are now expressing visceral hate for America, in spite of Obama’s four-year record of appeasing Islam and Muslim countries. An example of which was obvious in the statement issued by the Embassy of Cairo: “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.”

The Obama administration has yet to make the correlation between the killing of an American ambassador and the torching of U.S. embassies (which represent sovereign American territories) on the anniversary of September 11, and the rise to power of anti-American Islamists in Egypt and Libya, as well as elsewhere in the Arab Middle East.

Something else far more notorious has been occurring since March of last year.  The Obama administration has been giving the 56-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the most powerful bloc of nations inside the U.N., a platform on which to stifle free speech in America under the guise of fighting Islamophobia.

In March of 2011, U.S. diplomats helped push for the adoption of Human Right Council Resolution 16/18, which expresses concern about religious “stereotyping” and negative profiling.  It was a modification of an OIC resolution against the “defamation of religions” (ostensibly Islam), which would have protected religious institutions instead of individual freedoms. In July 2011, the Obama administration went back to Resolution 16/18 and used it as a springboard to “greatly invigorate the international effort to criminalize speech against Islam.”

The April 12, 2011 Resolution provides, inter alia, that

everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief, which shall include freedom to have or adopt a religious or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or in private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching, Reaffirming the positive role that the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the full respect for the freedom to seek, receive and impart information can play in strengthening democracy and combating religious intolerance, Deeply concerned about incidents of intolerance, discrimination and violence against persons based on their religion or belief in all regions of the world[.]

Ironically, it is in the Muslim world alone where intolerance towards other religions exists, which violates both the letter and spirit of the above document, yet the Obama administration is collaborating with OIC to enforce restrictions against anti-Muslim expressions.

Back in December 2005, the heads of state and governments of the OIC held an extraordinary summit in Mecca and adopted a “Ten Year Program of Action.” An observatory taskforce on Islamophobia was to be established to monitor Islamophobia and defamation of Islam.  Its goals were to get the U.N. to adopt an international resolution on Islamophobia, and call on all states to enact laws to counter Islamophobia, including deterrent punishments.

The OIC’s anti-defamation resolutions passed in both the United Nations Human Rights Commission and the U.N. General Assembly, and were adopted in December 2007 by a vote of 108 in favor to 51 against, with 25 abstentions.

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  • Michelle H.

    " We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others."

    With the exception of Christians of course.

    • Gina

      Exactly Mike.. guess it is okay to muder, torture, sexually assult, behead, burn down buildings, destroy our Flag, culture, belief system all in the name of allah..pathetic .. and our government, who literally supports this garbage needs to be removed from office — TIME TO DO HOUSE CLEANING IN WASHINGTON STARTING WITH OBAMA …

    • ClassicLiberal

      And Jews.

  • Mike

    What about the hatred from islam toward Christians? Obama, who lacks Godly wisdom, should think again about our freedom of speech! As a Christian nation we would never put another God as equal to ours. There is only one God and it is not Allah!

    • kasandra

      The whole issue is absurd. Is there any religion other than Islam that has less regard for other religions or which spends more time defaming them and attacking their adherents?

    • kafir4life

      allah (the moon god) was actually an invention of the chief muslim and pedophile, mohamat. It's an interesting story how he came to write the koran, too. Did you know that the original koran was written in feces? It's true!! What happenned was mad mo had finished a meal consisting of his favorite pig, or "mom" as whe was called following vigorous sex with her. Not understanding about the proper cooking of pork, mad mo was striken with intestinal distress. It was this intestinal distress that caused the "squirting" (as it was known back in the day) of the most hole terror guide the koran.
      allahu snackbar!!

  • Francis D Orbin Jr.

    please get this out…ABSENTEE

  • Down Under

    What i find beyond disturbing is the whole muslim islam obama conspiracy on whole. (not all muslims are terrible just like us there is good and evil) Obama's refusal to admit to the attacks on the embassy killing the ambassasor as terrorist blames the pathetic movie that started all this crap giving the muslims an excuse to kill more people and attack freedom of speech. What he said to the world at the UN ' the future does not belong to those who blaspheme Islam' WTF? That did it for me. Never ever would any American patriot president in these conditions say that. Followed by the non stop 'executive orders' .Why hasn't every american breathing in congress done their absolute best to empeach obama for treason! Trouble everywhere in the world with this group of islam. I feel sick i cheered when Obama got in, his betrayal has been disgusting.May justice prevail. Best of luck to you all, the world is watching and we will stand with you.

  • Down Under

    And don't worry, we may have lost respect for the American's in power due to the disgraceful ass kissing from obama throwing America under a bus, and the American journo's refusing to be freedom fighters and actually doing their job, and the UN showing their insane and not fit to run a kindergarden, but not her people or her soldiers. We will never turn our backs on our big brother down under. The Aussie's and the English are with you, and hey HUGE high five to little Canada, WOW way to show them guys!! Iran closed their embassy in a hissy fit today and Canada froze their money. Haha. Go Canada, Australians love you.

  • Ted G

    This is treason.

  • Ghostwriter

    In my view,President Obama thought that if he was nice to the Muslims,they'd be nice back. Sadly,his outreach to the Muslim world has gone up in flames,along with a lot of other things as well.

  • Thomas Wells

    The British Prime Minister tried to suck up to Hitler by appeasement. It didn't work well at all. Anyone could have seen this failure coming if they had read Hitler's book : "My Jihad" (Mein Kampf).

  • David Olds

    Islam is like a spoiled child in the market throwing a fit to get candy.
    The last think you do with a spoiled child is give in to them otherwise the child ends up ruling the adults.
    Its best to ignore them or better yet spank them.

  • Forrelli

    Allowing foreigners to edit the training manuals is pure and simple treason. Apparently, this has been promoted by the DoJ and the State Dept. The reason it is treason is because it subordinates Americans' First Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech.

  • RoguePatriot6

    “Since our founding the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others…Already, many Libyan have joined us…and this attack will not break the bonds between the U.S. and Libya[.]”

    Do we really? You know, it's funny that hardly a day goes by without hearing a stupid ignorant joke about Christians or Jews based off of some ignoramus taking a scripture out of context. I hear it day in and day out on the radios or prime time TV programs that potray either one as your stereotypical bitter villain intent upon robbing others of their freedoms.

    Strange though, I can't remember the last time violent riots resulting in deaths occured from it…hmmmmmm.

  • Suzanne

    The Obama team is submitting to the Muslim Brotherhood. It even has it's agents in high ranking positions within its administration.