Its seems as if the CAIR approach is working. Islamo-Fascists throughout the world are screaming Islamophobia at the first hint of criticism.
“‘Islamophobia’ has become … the new battleground in this war” on terrorism, Anne Bayefsky, a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute, said at the panel discussion.
She said the term “inverts victim and perpetrator” by portraying Islamic fanatics as the victim, thus allowing them to label dissent as a violation of human rights and, in effect, silence dissent.
But this the UN has time for…they don’t try to outlaw terrorism, do nothing about Darfur, but boy – boy-call tell an organization like CAIR that they support terrists—wham–you are slammed down as an Islamophobe.
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The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) at the United Nations has been lobbying hard for bans against “Islamaphobia, which are “tantamount to blasphemy strictures that have been used to curtail freedoms of expression, press, and religion by some of the OIC’s most repressive member states,” noted the Hudson Institute in its preview to the panel discussion.
And the upcoming “Durban II” in 2009 is going to have Islamophobia as a major focus (if you are not familiar with “Durban I” please click here UN World Conference Against Racism Ramps up for More Jew Hatred.
Bayefsky said the goal of conference organizers, including Libya, Cuba and Iran, is to “deflect attention from the human rights abuses” and “to circle the wagons, to invoke mass hysteria, to suggest to people that they are under threat, which is in fact imaginary.”
She said that by labeling themselves victims of Islamophobia, leaders of Islamic regimes can justify harsh crackdowns on internal dissent and legitimize calls for similar crackdowns on outside criticism – such as calls for the punishment of cartoonists who depict the Muslim prophet Mohammed.
“If you can claim the other guy is the human rights violator,” Bayefsky said, “if you become the victim of racism and Islamophobia, then you justify the so-called struggle against the enemy of human rights.”
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