n International Journal for Religious Freedom - The OIC and the UN : Islamophobia and 'defamation of religion' : in my opinion
|Article Title||The OIC and the UN : Islamophobia and 'defamation of religion' : in my opinion|
|© Publisher:||International Institute for Religious Freedom|
|Journal||International Journal for Religious Freedom|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||13 - 24|
|Keyword(s)||Defamation of religion, Durban II, Islamophobia, Organisation of Islam Conference, UNHRC and United Nations|
The Universal Human Rights Declarations protects the fundamental rights of human beings, e.g. of individuals. The Organisation of Islam Conference has for years pushed for the United Nations Human Rights Council to change its covenants to protect religions instead of individuals. This can be regarded as an attempt to make defamation of Islam or the incitement of Islamophobia a punishable offence. As earlier efforts along these lines have stalled, the OIC is seeking to legitimise the defamation of religions issue by re-casting it as an issue of incitement to religious discrimination, hatred and violence, which poses a serious threat to public order, national security and human rights.
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