To us, the words “special relationship” generally refer to that between the U.S and Great Britain. But there is also a special relationship between the world’s Islamic countries and the United Nations. The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the most influential group within that body.
There are any number of serious human rights issues in the world today, some of them involving mass murder on an industrial scale, none of which the U.N. has managed to do much about. But the existence of actual human rights crises never distracts the U.N. from pandering to the fantasies of the OIC. Thus, yesterday’s report: Islamic states push U.N. to condemn Koran burning:
Islamic states sought on Wednesday to have the United Nations human rights council condemn a U.S. pastor’s suspended plan to burn Korans, saying it was part of a pattern of global anti-Muslim violence.
A resolution submitted by Pakistan for the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) asks the council to speak out against what it dubbed “the recent call by an extremist group to organize a ‘Burn a Koran Day’.”
The resolution, which diplomats said was likely to be passed as the OIC and its allies have a majority on the 47-nation body, made no reference to condemnation of the plan by President Barack Obama and other U.S. and foreign leaders.
If you try to bring a Bible into Saudi Arabia, they will destroy it. That’s different, of course.
The current resolution does not exist in a vacuum; it is part of a long-term strategy to de-legitimize resistance to Islam, now widely known as “Islamophobia.”
But it said the project, championed by little-known Florida preacher Terry Jones, was among “instances of intolerance, discrimination, profiling and acts of violence against Muslims occurring in many parts of the world.”
The move came amid increasing efforts by the OIC — which has Russia, China and Asian and African states as allies in the council — to have the U.N. recognize “Islamophobia” as racism and open to challenge under international law.
“Defamation of religion” is another concept the OIC is promoting. Of course, there is only one religion that can be “defamed.”
In speeches in Geneva over the past few days, OIC secretary-general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu of Turkey has also argued that Jones’ plan underscored his grouping’s long-standing demands for a U.N.- backed ban on “defamation of religion.” …
One might hope that Western governments would oppose this sort of nonsense, but no such luck:
European diplomats said they were unlikely to vote against the OIC resolution, as their governments had already condemned the Koran burning idea, but feared it would be used to increase pressure for actions on defamation and “Islamophobia.”
All of this would be of less moment if we had a government willing to treat the U.N. as it deserves, but the Obama administration is proud of the deference it pays to that hopelessly corrupt body. Why that should be the case is a topic for another day.