Obama names envoy to Islamic supremacist group, the world's leading enemy of free speech

The efforts of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) via the U.N. to compel Western states to ban insults to Islam would take the form of a “legal instrument” that would criminalize what the OIC and other Islamic entities perceive as criticism of Islam.

JIHAD WATCH Of course, Obama has already shown that the OIC’s war against free speech doesn’t particularly bother him. “Obama Names Envoy to Islamic Group,” from Reuters, February 13:

DOHA, Feb 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday he was naming a special envoy to a top Islamic body to further Washington’s cooperation with the Muslim world.

“As an accomplished lawyer and a close and trusted member of my White House staff, Rashad has played a key role in developing the partnerships I called for in Cairo,” Obama said….

Obama told Muslims in his June 4 speech in Cairo that violent extremists had exploited tensions between Muslims and the West and that Islam was not part of the problem.

His speech was welcomed by many Muslims, though some said they wanted him to spell out specific actions to resolve long-running problems like the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

“And as a hafiz of the Koran, (Hussain) is a respected member of the American Muslim community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work,” Obama said in his message to the Doha meeting, using the term for someone who has mastered and memorised the Muslim holy book….

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FRONT PAGE Magazine In a crushing blow to the freedom of speech worldwide, the United Nations Human Rights Council last Thursday approved a resolution calling upon member states to provide legal “protection against acts of hatred, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general.”

While the resolution speaks of religion in general, the proposal came from Pakistan and had the backing of the powerful 57-government Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the UN’s largest voting bloc – so it was clear that Islam was the only religion the drafters of the resolution had in mind.

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