Friday, September 25, 2009

Islamic human rights

According to Andrew Bossom of the Center for Security Policy,
The 1990 Cairo Declaration, or so-called "Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Islam", was drafted and subsequently ratified by all the Muslim member nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Now a 57 state collective which includes every Islamic nation on earth, the OIC, currently headed by Turkey's Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, thus represents the entire Muslim umma (or global community of individual Muslims), and is the largest single voting bloc in the United Nations (UN).
Bossom's article cites this document and concludes,
These statements capture the indelible influence of the Islamic religious law Shari'a -- the Cairo Declaration claiming supremacy based on "divine revelation," which renders sacred and permanent the notion of inequality between the community of Allah, and the infidels. Thus we can see clearly the differences between the Cairo Declaration, which sanctions the gross inequalities inherent in the Shari'a, and its Western human rights counterparts (the US Bill of Rights; the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights), which do not refer to any specific religion or to the superiority of any group over another, and stress the absolute equality of all human beings.
The emphasis is mine. Notice that this is not the belief of a tiny fringe group of radicals. This declaration represents the views of "a 57 state collective which includes every Islamic nation on earth."

Why can't the Left understand this? What is it that makes them so absolutely blinded to the facts?


Phil said...

A few other note worthy references in the Cairo Declaration:

Article 10
Islam is the religion of unspoiled nature. It is prohibited to exercise any form of compulsion on man or to exploit his poverty or ignorance in order to convert him to another religion or to atheism.

Article 12
Every man shall have the right, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF SHARIA, to free movement and to select his place of residence whether inside or outside his country and if persecuted, is entitled to seek asylum in another country. The country of refuge shall ensure his protection until he reaches safety, unless asylum is motivated by an act which Shari'a regards as a crime. (caps added for emphasis)

Article 24
All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shari'a

Dennis said...

Thanks, Phil. It sounds like they are saying, "You can have all the freedom you want--within the confines of the slavery imposed by Sharia!"