U.N. WATCH--Concerns about an Islamic-sponsored “combating intolerance” initiative at the United Nations are brought into sharp relief by results of a new world survey on religious persecution.
Muslim nations make up nine out of the top ten countries where Christians face the “most severe” persecution, and 38 of the top 50, reports U.S.-based Open Doors in its 2012 World Watch List.
Topping the list is North Korea, where the Stalinist regime enforces cult worship of its leaders.
The results lay bare the sheer incongruity of the idea that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), whose 56 member states control more than a quarter of the votes in the UN General Assembly, can be serious about promoting religious tolerance.
Yet that is what it claimed by successfully pushing for an assembly resolution titled “Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping, stigmatization, discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against persons, based on religion or belief.” The measure, which passed last month, mirrored an almost identical resolution in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva last March.
The assembly resolution, which the United Arab Emirates tabled on behalf of the OIC, repeats the prior HRC measure’s call for governments to “take effective measures to ensure that public functionaries, in the conduct of their public duties, do not discriminate against an individual on the basis of religion or belief.”
OIC member states want us to believe they are promoting that and the many other praiseworthy precepts of both resolutions even though a majority of them oppose the measures through their actions.
What’s more, a decade’s worth of Open Doors surveys shows that “the persecution of Christians in these Muslim countries continues to increase,” the group’s Dr. Carl Moeller reports.
And so the question begs: If most OIC member states practice the opposite of each resolution’s stated intent, why did the organization launch the initiative? (Read more.)
Friday, January 13, 2012
Nine out of Top Ten Most Dangerous Countries for Christians are Muslim Countries
I'm sure that Muslim organizations like CAIR and ISNA would like to do something about the brutal treatment of Christians and other minorities in Muslim countries; however, they're too busy complaining (still) about Lowe's and condemning U.S. Marines who peed on dead terrorists.