Linking Islam with terrorism?

Chief rabble-rouser of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has called for an end to attempts to equate Islam with terrorist violence. Unfortunately, his pleas were addressed to the United Nations in Geneva and not to violent Islamic terrorists, so they are unlikely to have much effect.

Ihsanoglu’s speech came after the annual vote in support of a “defamation of religion” resolution. As always, the resolution was passed, but this year – thanks to the efforts of groups such as International Humanist and Ethical Union, the Center for Inquiry, and other freedom of expression watchdogs – with a much reduced majority.

There is a growing movement against the OIC’s anti-blasphemy agenda, which will come to a head at next year’s Durban conference. In the meantime, all we can do is continue to cock a snook at the egregious Ihsanoglu.

Take this, you scoundrel!


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