In a number of interviews and presentations recently, Understanding the Threat (UTT) has received questions about how our enemy uses the label of “Islamophobe” to silence and threaten those who speak honestly and factually about the threat of the Islamic Movement here and abroad.
In a brief attempt to review, we will simply look at three key pieces of information: the Islamic Law of Slander, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Cairo Declaration, and the OIC’s 10 Year Programme of Action.
In Sharia (Islamic Law), “Slander” is defined as to say anything about a Muslim or Islam he would dislike. (Umdat al Salik, Holding One’s Tongue). Veracity of the statement is irrelevant. Therefore, to factually explain to people that Sharia obliges Muslims to wage jihad (warfare against non-Muslims) until the entire world is under the rule of Sharia, can be considered “Slander” because the Muslim community does not want non-Muslims to know this right now. You will know everything you need to know about Sharia when you are under the weight of it.
Slander is a capital crime in Islamic Law.
The OIC is the largest international body in the world, second only to the UN, and is made up of all 57 Islamic States on the planet. Yes, 57 states.
In 1990, during the OIC’s Extraordinary Session, the Heads of State and Kings of every Muslim nation on earth approved the Cairo Declaration. This document states that the entire Muslim world agrees with the International Declaration of Human Rights, insofar as it does not contradict Sharia. To quote Articles 24 and 25: “ARTICLE 24 – All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shari’ah. ARTICLE 25 – The Islamic Shari’ah is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification of any of the articles of this Declaration.”
In other words, the Muslim world does not adhere to the rest of the world’s understanding of “Human Rights.” In 1993, the OIC served the Cairo Declaration to the UN, thus putting the world on notice that beheading Christians, killing homosexuals, and subjugating women, were all in accordance with Islamic “Human Rights.”
In 2005, the OIC published their “Ten Year Programme of Action” in which they make “Combatting Islamophobia” a main focus of their plan. It specifically highlighs the need to “combat defamation” of religion (read: “Islam”). The Programme states: “Endeavor to have the United Nations adopt an international resolution to counter Islamophobia, and call upon all States to enact laws to counter it, including deterrent punishments.” Punishments for speech the Muslim world doesn’t “like.” Here they are tying “Islamophobia” to the Islamic Law of Slander and demonstrating their desire to punish violators.
At the international level this is a gross assault on our rule of law, the foundational principles of Western civilization, and basis decency. Nothing surprising here from a global Movement which beheads 8 year olds and puts their heads on spikes to line the roads, sets fire to people, and calls for the death of all Jews so they can go to Paradise.