Saturday, January 17, 2015

The OIC Goons Who Are Silencing Criticism Of Islam

Here is the reason that Muslims won't criticize Islamic actions: their lives are threatened by the OIC:
Meet the honor brigade, an organized campaign to silence debate on Islam

"The campaign began, at least in its modern form, 10 years ago in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, when the Organization of Islamic Cooperation — a mini-United Nations comprising the world’s 56 countries with large Muslim populations, plus the Palestinian Authority — tasked then-Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu with combating Islamophobia and projecting the “true values of Islam.” During the past decade, a loose honor brigade has sprung up, in part funded and supported by the OIC through annual conferences, reports and communiques. It’s made up of politicians, diplomats, writers, academics, bloggers and activists.

In 2007, as part of this playbook, the OIC launched the Islamophobia Observatory, a watchdog group based in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, with the goal of documenting slights against the faith. Its first report, released the following year, complained that the artists and publishers of controversial Danish cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad were defiling “sacred symbols of Islam . . . in an insulting, offensive and contemptuous manner.” The honor brigade began calling out academics, writers and others, including former New York police commissioner Ray Kelly and administrators at a Catholic school in Britain that turned away a mother who wouldn’t remove her face veil.

“The OIC invented the anti-‘Islamophobia’ movement,” says Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a frequent target of the honor brigade. “These countries . . . think they own the Muslim community and all interpretations of Islam.”

Alongside the honor brigade’s official channel, a community of self-styled blasphemy police — from anonymous blogs such as and to a large and disparate cast of social-media activists — arose and began trying to control the debate on Islam. This wider corps throws the label of “Islamophobe” on pundits, journalists and others who dare to talk about extremist ideology in the religion. Their targets are as large as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and as small as me.

The official and unofficial channels work in tandem, harassing, threatening and battling introspective Muslims and non-Muslims everywhere. They bank on an important truth: Islam, as practiced from Malaysia to Morocco, is a shame-based, patriarchal culture that values honor and face-saving from the family to the public square. Which is why the bullying often works to silence critics of Islamic extremism.

“Honor brigades are wound collectors. They are couch jihadis,” Joe Navarro, a former supervisory special agent in the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit, tells me. “They sit around and collect the wounds and injustices inflicted against them to justify what they are doing. Tragedy unites for the moment, but hatred unites for longer.”"
Kill, and threats to kill:
"Charlie Hebdo is not the only evidence that, to self-appointed defenders of the faith, a call to kill the message can very easily become a plan to kill the messenger. In January 2011, a security officer for the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salman Taseer, assassinated him after Taseer defended a Christian woman accused of blasphemy. In court, supporters laid flowers on the shoulders of the assassin in approval.

Murderers like him would be much harder to radicalize in a climate that welcomed debate about Islam rather than seeking revenge on its critics. But in so many Muslim communities now, saving face trumps critical thinking and truth-telling. This is why reform from within Islam is so difficult. In my experience, if you try to hold the community accountable, you’re more likely to be bullied and intimidated than taken seriously. "
The OIC actually proves that the radicalization is throughout the entire community; they have no intention of policing themselves; they are too busy silencing criticism and speech contrary to their narrative. Sound familiar?

There is much more at the site.

More on OIC, here.

1 comment:

Robert Coble said...

I'm curious as to the "radicalization" that has supposedly occurred within the Islamic faith in modern times.

Would you please explain how the beliefs and actions of the present-day adherents of the "religion of peace" have RADICALLY changed since its inception from the collected recitations (Qur'an) and the practical example set by its creator, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?

(It took some reading to find that it is obligatory to add Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH) to any mention of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).)

Sorry, but I'm not seeing it.

Nothing of substance in Islam has changed in nearly 1500 years. No faith-wide schism, no Reformation, no Enlightenment, no change in basic philosophy toward those who do not accept the "one true faith" (as propounded by MY particular sect), just dogmatic adherence in a fundamentalist, literalist sense and death to anyone (inside or outside of Islam) who dares to question, much less oppose, the "objective" of establishing global Islamic domination.