Feb 13 2010
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….