Islamophobia: 'A Crime against Humanity'

JanSuzanne Krasner
The UN and its arms across the world have become a platform for some of its member to spew propaganda and racial hatred against the U.S. and Israel while cloaking their own crimes against humanity.

At a recent UN Conference in Vienna, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the podium to address the 2,000 participants, including the UN Secretary-General, the Emir of Qatar, the presidents of Austria and Romania, foreign ministers from Iran and Spain, about crimes against humanity. He boldly told the participants of the UN Alliance of Civilizations' forum that "As with Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it is inevitable that Islamophobia be considered a crime against humanity."

As a nation that advances equality, Americans certainly agree with the outcries of criticism against Erdogan for his remarks that put Zionism in the same category as anti-Semitism and fascism. In light of this, the verbal offense of branding Zionism as a "crime against humanity" has been denounced by the UN Secretary-General as "hurtful and divisive comments... not only wrong..." but acting to "contradict the very principles on which the Alliance of Civilizations is based." It has also been condemned by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a news conference in Turkey: "We not only disagree with it... we found it objectionable;" as well as U.S. senior State Department and White House spokesmen adding their comments that this kind of hate speech has a "corrosive effect" on American-Turkish relations.

However, the real subject of Erdogan's comment was 'Islamophobia,' soon to be a crime against humanity if Erdogan and other Islamic political and religious leaders have their way. Just as Israel, the U.S. and (unbelievably) the UN recognize that Zionism is being branded along with anti-Semitism and fascism we must not let them ignore Erdogan's inclusion of 'Islamophobia," i.e., the silencing of any criticism of Islam, as a crime against humanity, a blasphemy against Islam.

The coupling of Zionism with anti-Semitism and fascism was a planned tactic. Erdogan's remark was a 2-for-1 punch attacking Zionism while silencing the voices criticizing Islam. His real message took on a different meaning after it left the room.

Erdogan was not the only speaker to make comments to further the Islamic global agenda. The honorable Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, also used the platform to complain about "an increase in the manifestations of misunderstanding about Islam and the Islamic civilization in addition to the Muslims' suffering from marginalization, discrimination and hatred in many parts of the globe." The Emir called "the Palestinian cause" the "last colonial issue in history."

This attitude towards Zionism is just a cover for hatred towards Israel which is no big news story. In fact, it's refreshing to hear the truth rather than have it covered over by 'taquiyya.' The really important story is Islamophobia and the United Nations.

The groundwork for the campaign against Islamophobia began in 1999 with the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the 52 Islamic nations' organization chartered to combat defamation of Islam. They sponsoring several non-binding resolutions condemning "defamation of religion" that were accepted by the UN. Every year since, the OIC has had the "anti-blasphemy" resolution put to a vote in the Human Rights Council, their pathway through the UN into the U.S. and Europe and the goal of a global Blasphemy Law... and eventually Sharia Law.
The OIC's relationship with the UN was firmed up in the General Assembly in 2007 with the adoption of Resolution 61/49. This declaration took into account the desire of the UN and the (OIC) to continue close cooperation in the political, economic, social, humanitarian, cultural and scientific fields searching for global solutions to international peace and security, disarmament, self-determination.

Then in 2010, a resolution called 'Combating Defamation of Religions' was passed in the Human Rights Council (HRC), a committee of the UN. This was followed later by HRC's resolution 16/18 called 'Combating Intolerance, Negative Stereotyping and Stigmatization of, and Discrimination, incitement to Violence and Violence Against, Persons based on Religion or Belief.'

IN 2012, the powerful IOC successfully involved the Obama administration in their attempt to get resolution 16/18 passed. The State Department, represented by past Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, hosted and co-chaired three OIC meetings known as the Istanbul Process. These meetings were strongly supported by President Obama and enabled the UN General Assembly to pass Resolution 16/18 making it an offense for Non-Muslims to Blaspheme Islam.

The speeches given by both Turkey's Prime Minister and the Emir of Qatar are further signs of never-ending attacks against the Western world, with Israel being front and center. We surely know where this is going. It is a means of shutting down and silencing open dialogue about Islamic Ideology and the Qu'ran. It means shutting down individuals who are dedicated to exposing the facts about the impending threat of the Islamization of America and Europe, along with the imposition of Sharia Law under the United Nations' auspices.

While the public dialogue focuses on the audacity of Zionism being indicted as a crime against humanity, we must not be blind to the bigger picture: the criminalizing of any criticism of Islam and the end of freedom of speech. Once this is implemented Western Civilization is only a short time away from Sharia law.

The UN and its arms across the world have become a platform for some of its member to spew propaganda and racial hatred against the U.S. and Israel while cloaking their own crimes against humanity.

At a recent UN Conference in Vienna, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the podium to address the 2,000 participants, including the UN Secretary-General, the Emir of Qatar, the presidents of Austria and Romania, foreign ministers from Iran and Spain, about crimes against humanity. He boldly told the participants of the UN Alliance of Civilizations' forum that "As with Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it is inevitable that Islamophobia be considered a crime against humanity."

As a nation that advances equality, Americans certainly agree with the outcries of criticism against Erdogan for his remarks that put Zionism in the same category as anti-Semitism and fascism. In light of this, the verbal offense of branding Zionism as a "crime against humanity" has been denounced by the UN Secretary-General as "hurtful and divisive comments... not only wrong..." but acting to "contradict the very principles on which the Alliance of Civilizations is based." It has also been condemned by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a news conference in Turkey: "We not only disagree with it... we found it objectionable;" as well as U.S. senior State Department and White House spokesmen adding their comments that this kind of hate speech has a "corrosive effect" on American-Turkish relations.

However, the real subject of Erdogan's comment was 'Islamophobia,' soon to be a crime against humanity if Erdogan and other Islamic political and religious leaders have their way. Just as Israel, the U.S. and (unbelievably) the UN recognize that Zionism is being branded along with anti-Semitism and fascism we must not let them ignore Erdogan's inclusion of 'Islamophobia," i.e., the silencing of any criticism of Islam, as a crime against humanity, a blasphemy against Islam.

The coupling of Zionism with anti-Semitism and fascism was a planned tactic. Erdogan's remark was a 2-for-1 punch attacking Zionism while silencing the voices criticizing Islam. His real message took on a different meaning after it left the room.

Erdogan was not the only speaker to make comments to further the Islamic global agenda. The honorable Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, also used the platform to complain about "an increase in the manifestations of misunderstanding about Islam and the Islamic civilization in addition to the Muslims' suffering from marginalization, discrimination and hatred in many parts of the globe." The Emir called "the Palestinian cause" the "last colonial issue in history."

This attitude towards Zionism is just a cover for hatred towards Israel which is no big news story. In fact, it's refreshing to hear the truth rather than have it covered over by 'taquiyya.' The really important story is Islamophobia and the United Nations.

The groundwork for the campaign against Islamophobia began in 1999 with the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the 52 Islamic nations' organization chartered to combat defamation of Islam. They sponsoring several non-binding resolutions condemning "defamation of religion" that were accepted by the UN. Every year since, the OIC has had the "anti-blasphemy" resolution put to a vote in the Human Rights Council, their pathway through the UN into the U.S. and Europe and the goal of a global Blasphemy Law... and eventually Sharia Law.
The OIC's relationship with the UN was firmed up in the General Assembly in 2007 with the adoption of Resolution 61/49. This declaration took into account the desire of the UN and the (OIC) to continue close cooperation in the political, economic, social, humanitarian, cultural and scientific fields searching for global solutions to international peace and security, disarmament, self-determination.

Then in 2010, a resolution called 'Combating Defamation of Religions' was passed in the Human Rights Council (HRC), a committee of the UN. This was followed later by HRC's resolution 16/18 called 'Combating Intolerance, Negative Stereotyping and Stigmatization of, and Discrimination, incitement to Violence and Violence Against, Persons based on Religion or Belief.'

IN 2012, the powerful IOC successfully involved the Obama administration in their attempt to get resolution 16/18 passed. The State Department, represented by past Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, hosted and co-chaired three OIC meetings known as the Istanbul Process. These meetings were strongly supported by President Obama and enabled the UN General Assembly to pass Resolution 16/18 making it an offense for Non-Muslims to Blaspheme Islam.

The speeches given by both Turkey's Prime Minister and the Emir of Qatar are further signs of never-ending attacks against the Western world, with Israel being front and center. We surely know where this is going. It is a means of shutting down and silencing open dialogue about Islamic Ideology and the Qu'ran. It means shutting down individuals who are dedicated to exposing the facts about the impending threat of the Islamization of America and Europe, along with the imposition of Sharia Law under the United Nations' auspices.

While the public dialogue focuses on the audacity of Zionism being indicted as a crime against humanity, we must not be blind to the bigger picture: the criminalizing of any criticism of Islam and the end of freedom of speech. Once this is implemented Western Civilization is only a short time away from Sharia law.