Militant Islam Monitor > Satire > OSCE conference equates anti semitism with the hoax of 'Islamophobia' - Muslims blame Israel for anti semitism
OSCE conference equates anti semitism with the hoax of 'Islamophobia' - Muslims blame Israel for anti semitism
The fallacy of Islamophobia : Muslims came to Europe of their own volition and are given funding to return home
MIM: This from The Augusta Free Press "... As reported to me by a friend who attended (family matters had me doing other things), there were approximately 60 in attendance - and that number even included reporters and journalists, who were there to witness the turnout even more so than actually report on the subject matter of the protest..." http://www.augustafreepress.com/stories/storyReader$34339
MIM: Kamal Nawash - the head of the Free Muslims Against Terror front barely got 10 Muslims to his much heralded Million Muslim March Against Terrorism in Washington. Nevertheless he has been crowned the "Muslim Messiah" by people desperate to buy into the myth of moderate Islam . Nawash himself has boasted of being compared to Martin Luther and that people believe 'he was sent by God".
Nawash was appointed as a delegate to the Organisation of Cooperation and Security in Europe conference - Nawash took a swipe and the Bush administration for not doing enough for Muslims and then cynically preceded to praise the Wahhabist funded 'outreach efforts of the ADC and MPAC' for their outreach efforts to law enforcement'. The ADC (Nawash's former employer) is now suing the JTTF and the FBI for scrutinising them in connection with a terrorism investigations. At the conference Nawash megalomanically proclaimed : "I am here as the representative of the 6 million Muslims and 3 million Arab Americans in America". http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/684
MIM: By equating anti semitism with Islamophobia delegates at the recent OSCE conference in Spain have played into a hoax which is akin to that perpetrated by the Nazis about the existence of an Aryan race. Just as the 'Aryan' race is defined as and has nothing to do with blonde or blue eyed Germanic peoples ( did anyone ever note that fact Hitler was short, squat, and had dark hair?) and never existed the myth continues to day. Now 'the world' has bought into the historically fraudulent claim of a Palestinian people, when 60 years before the only Palestinians were Jews who lived in Palestine .Not only did the OSCE conference play into the hands of Muslims by implying a false victimhood and persecution, those present aided and abetted Muslims who are using the phony claim of Islamophobia to portray themselves as the 'new Jews of Europe'.
Muslims came to Europe of their own volition to seek an easier life and were not born or raised in the countries where they complain of being discriminated against .Muslims can also go back to their countries whenever they want. In many cases they will get funding to do so from their host countries! Any comparision to an upcoming Holocaust or rhetoric about being the new Jews of Europe is an insult to people's intelligence and allows Muslims and their ignorant supporters to pervert the killing of 6 million Jews by allowing the Islamo facists (who were supporters of Hitler) to finish where he left off and Islamise Europe in the guise of 'tolerance' and 'multiculturalism'.
It is a statisically proven fact that , many Muslims came to Europe to take advantage of the welfare systems, and are using the host countries legal and social systems against them. (The case of Abu Hamza Al Masri, and Omar Bakri Mohammed are two examples. Both continue to advocate the destruction of the West and started terrorist linked groups in the UK, (Al Muhajiroun and Hizb ut Tahrir) while receiving thousands in state benefits for themselves and their families. In the case of Abu Hamza Al Masri, the now jailed cleric who is being held on terrorism charges- is suing the state for back benefits and just received a new protheses and medical care in jail costing British taxpayers (whose society he has worked to destroy) thousands of pounds. Al Masri's trial costs are expected to be above a million pounds.
The Muslims in the American delegation to the OSCE were Kamal Nawash,who is a former terrorist lawyer,member of the terrorist supporting ADC, and now boasts that people believe he was 'sent by God' to show the face of moderate Islam. Americans are so desperate to believe in the advent of a moderate Muslim Messiah that they backing Nawash despite evidence that he is back with his old buddies from the ADC- the Arab American Anti Discrimination Committee and still attends a Wahhabist mosque which was deemed the most dangerous in America. One of the delegates to the conference was Kareem Shoura, the legal advisor to the Wahhabist funded ADC. Jewish delegates ot to the OSCE lamely complained that the Muslim speakers have injected the 'Palestinian Israel conflict' into the proceeds and that stated that the conflict was the reason for anti semitism. At the same time, the Muslims were allowed to gratuitously equate of Islamophobia (which does not exist), with anti Semitism,and propagate the obscene travesty that 'Muslims were the new Jews of Europe'.
It appears that no one dares to state the fact that there is no such thing as Islamphobia, and that the same may hold true for moderate Muslims.
The non existant 'Free Muslims Against Terror' march - and FMAT leader Kamal Nawash's recent appearence at an event where the Saudi prince announced aid to the ADC, CAIR and MPAC, shows that he is a political opportunist who will use his newly found status a Muslim 'prince of peace' to push his Islamist friends through the doors he opens.
The delegates to the OSCE conference failed to challenge the definition of Islamophobia, or it's insidious comparision to anti semitism. . The accusation of Islamophobia is being used to hinder law enforcement and social efforts to halt the Islamisation of society. By endorsing the Muslim hoax and conspiracy theory of Islamophobia the delegates and countries who attended the OSCE meeting are effectively aiding and abetting the Islamo facists to finish where Hitler left off. The myth of the Aryan race has now been replaced by that of the Palestinian people and the obscene travesty is that the spectre of the Holocaust is now being evoked by Islamists as means of getting the West to sucumb to Islamist totalitarianism under the guise of tolerance and multi culturalism .
MIM: After writing the above MIM discovered an article about how now delegates to the OSCE tolerance conference (who concluded without finding a definition of antisemitism), were "shocked" when they crossed the street from their interfaith lovefest to discover the existence of the Roger Garaudy Foundation ! Garaudy was the notorious Holocaust denier who converted to Islam and was fined $50,000 for one of his books denying that 6 million Jews had been murdered by the Nazis.
MIM:The fallacy of interfaith and the connection between the hoax of Islamophobia and Holocaust denial could not have been better illustrated then by the existence of the Garaudy Foundation and the words of the mayor at the hastily called press conference .The city of Cordoba which was touted as an example of interfaith harmony between Christians, Muslims and Jews, both the Mayor and the vice president of the Foundation Balbino Povedano stressed that the Foundation was about 'religious harmony'.
"...(Mayor) Ocana said the Roger Garaudy Foundation receives a small subsidy from town hall and he defended the foundation's goals - encouraging harmony among religions - as legitimate and longstanding..."
MIM:Povedano also stated that he would bring up the idea of changing the name of the Foundation at the next meeting, whichs begs the question as to if it will be renamed the "Holocaust Outreach Foundation" and if they will institute a "Love a Jew to death' program.
See complete article below:
Praise for Steps Taken at OSCE Meeting, Though Hopes Remain for More Serious Progress
CORDOBA, Spain, June 9 (JTA) -- At first the challenge was to get people talking about the problem. Then it was to turn words into actions.
This year, the effort at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe conference was on maintaining the focus on anti-Semitism.
Ever since the OSCE began dealing with the challenge of anti-Semitism in the world today, Jewish organizations have faced an uphill battle.
This year's meeting in Cordoba -- which drew delegations from 55 governments -- was the third sponsored by the OSCE.
The first gathering, in Vienna, set the precedent of a conference devoted to anti-Semitism. Last year, in the German capital, delegates issued a "Berlin Declaration" calling for concrete action.
But this year's meeting was different: As its title makes clear, the Conference on Antisemitism and Other Forms of Intolerance included other types of discrimination, though the precedence given to anti-Semitism was more than implicit.
Gov. George Pataki (R-N.Y.), who headed the U.S. delegation, considered it "a positive step" to include categories such as discrimination against Muslims, Christians, Gypsies and other groups.
"But we cannot lose the fact that the whole concept of this conference began as an effort to elevate public awareness, governmental awareness in response and to eradicate anti-Semitism. That still has to be the primary focus," Pataki told JTA.
"To me it's quite obvious that anti-Semitism, not just currently, is frightening and damaging and horrific," the governor said. "When you look at its history, we've never seen the inhumanity to man that we saw during the course of the Holocaust."
Representatives of Jewish groups said one of the greatest challenges at the Cordoba meeting was to acknowledge the suffering of others, while reminding Europeans that their continent has a particular duty to focus on anti-Semitism because of the Holocaust.
"It is not our intention to prove that anti-Semitism comes first in some hierarchy of oppression," said Rabbi Andrew Baker of the American Jewish Committee. "But one has to be blind not to recognize that anti-Muslim sentiments are prevalent in Europe today."
Still, striking the right balance was no easy task.
"Islamophobia has replaced anti-Semitism as the new, sharp end of racism in the world, wherever you go," Abduljalil Sajid, an imam and adviser to the Commission on British Muslims, declared from the podium.
Another difficult issue was keeping the Israeli-Palestinian conflict separate from the anti-Semitism discussions.
Gert Weisskirchen, the OSCE's special representative for combating anti-Semitism, said hatred toward Jews in Europe is "nourished by pictures that are not fair" about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Reasonable criticism of Israel is fine as long as it doesn't cross a red line, as it has a number of times in European press and political debate, Weisskirchen said.
"If you, for instance, compare the actions of what the Israeli army is doing, or if you compare Sharon with Hitler, than this red line is crossed," he said.
Ed Morgan, president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, objected to an assertion by an Arab speaker that anti-Semitism will disappear only when the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved.
"If I were to say that hatred of Arabs won't end until Arab countries come to terms with the State of Israel, that would be a racist statement," he said.
Some other non-Jewish organizations groups presented moderate stances.
"We can't make this a competition of who's more a victim. That's childish," said Yusuf Fernandez of the Spanish Federation of Religious Islamic Entities. "If Muslims had lived in Europe at the time of the Holocaust, then both Jews and Muslims would have ended up in the gas chambers."
Many participants felt that having members of different groups at the conference was an opportunity.
"I have tremendous hope from the fact that we are sitting in the same building, and some of us in the same room, as Muslim organizations," said Israel Singer, chairman of the World Jewish Congress.
He recalled Jewish-Catholic relations just a few decades ago, "when we were like that famous Michelangelo painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling -- almost touching, almost touching with the hands reaching out to each other, and the synapse not being made.
"The Catholics today are our closest allies from having been our greatest enemies over 2,000 years," he added.
Delegates discussed new national programs to raise Holocaust awareness and collect data on racist organizations.
The OSCE cited the FBI's cooperation with German police in investigating German-language Web sites registered with American Internet addresses. France also was mentioned because its judges can sentence perpetrators of hate crimes to racism-awareness education.
But the chairman of the conference, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, criticized many countries for not implementing the Berlin recommendations.
"Unfortunately the findings fall short of expectations, as only 29 out of the 55 OSCE states provided statistical information relevant to hate-motivated crimes," Rupel said.
"We hope states leave here with resolve to implement and institutionalize the mechanisms they agree are essential to counter anti-Semitism and hate crime," Stacy Burdett, the Anti-Defamation League's associate director of government affairs and an adviser to the U.S. delegation, said in a statement.
"We welcome the focus and support demonstrated at this meeting," she said. "But in the end, no meeting or statement can be a substitute for national governments, one by one, taking action that can improve the safety and security of Jews and other minorities seeking to live in security and dignity."
The OSCE noted that only a few countries have appropriate mechanisms in place to respond to anti-Semitism.
And in those countries where statistical information has been gathered, the trends remain disturbing. The ADL presented findings of a 12-nation survey, which found that "Europeans continue to question the loyalty of their Jewish citizens."
It also found "alarmingly high levels" of the belief that Jews are too influential. Fifty-five percent of Hungarians and 45 percent of Spaniards polled more or less agreed with the statement that "Jews have too much power in the business world."
Weisskirchen said he was most concerned about "the growing tide of anti-Semitism and incidents" in Russia, which remind him of his native Germany during the Nazi era.
Behind the scenes, some countries expressed reservations about continuing the annual OSCE meetings.
Pataki said there was "a greater reluctance among some countries than I expected."
"It's shocking to even have to raise the possibility that there are those who would even look the other way," he said.
Delegates also were at odds over complaints that Weisskirchen has not been given a strong mandate. Some countries wanted to combine his position with that of two other officials dealing with other forms of racism.
Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center warned that merging the jobs "would send the wrong message at the wrong time."
"It will only diminish the focus on anti-Semitism, and effectively remove it from the world's policymakers," Hier said.
Still, many Jewish leaders were satisfied that what had been achieved at the previous meetings at least was not rolled back this year.
"Last year we hit such a high point that it was hard to repeat it," Singer said. "What we were hoping to do was maintain the level."
Anti-Semitism conference ends amid flap over museum linked to Holocaust revisionist
CORDOBA, Spain - Western governments pledged Thursday to fight anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance but acknowledged some of them have failed to deliver on past commitments and that upbeat speeches must now be matched with hands-on measures against hate crimes.
The two-day conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ended on an unexpected and somewhat angry note as the body's top official for an anti-Semitism task force expressed shock upon learning that a landmark building in host city Cordoba houses a government-subsidized foundation created by Roger Garaudy, a French author convicted of questioning the Holocaust death toll.
"I am angry that this can happen here and nobody is really working against that," Gert Weisskirchen told The Associated Press. "I am ready to write a letter to the minister of the interior asking him what he personally is now doing against it. That is the first step. Then we will see."
In a final statement issued after two days of speeches and workshops, delegates from all 55 member states of the OSCE stressed the importance of interfaith dialogue and insisted that strife in the Middle East cannot be used as justification for violence against Jews.
The statement said educating people about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism is needed to prevent intolerance, but it did not suggest any specific measures on how to do this.
And it alluded to the fact that the OSCE has not come up with an official definition of what anti-Semitism is. "This is a work in progress," said the US ambassador to the Vienna-based body, Stephan Minikes.
Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said the conference had agreed on a policy of "zero tolerance of intolerance" and the meeting went a step beyond one held last year in Berlin because there was a greater commitment by countries to actually do something about religious and racial intolerance and not just talk about it.
Delegates heard that only 29 had abided by a pledge last year to provide the OSCE with detailed statistics on hate crimes.
The head of the U.S. delegation, New York Governor George Pataki, said: "We have all given our speeches in the best prose we can muster, but there is more to combating anti-Semitism and intolerance than mere speeches. We now need to implement our commitments."
As the conference ended, town hall quickly called a press conference to explain the existence of the Garaudy foundation, about 200 meters (yards) from the palace where the conference was held.
The edifice is an exquisite 12th-century Moorish tower in the old quarter of Cordoba, which in medieval times was known as a flourishing and peaceful home to Muslims, Jews and Christians.
The tower, which features a museum dedicated to that period, is owned by the town council, Deputy Mayor Andres Ocana said. Town hall first ceded the spot to the foundation in 1987 and renewed the arrangement 10 years later.
The foundation was created by Garaudy, who in 1998 was convicted in France over a book he wrote that questioned whether 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust.
Ocana said the Roger Garaudy Foundation receives a small subsidy from town hall and he defended the foundation's goals - encouraging harmony among religions - as legitimate and longstanding.
He said Garaudy is very ill and now has essentially nothing to do with the foundation. Ocana said the fact that his name remains on it is "a bit anachronistic," but officials had never considered forcing it to change its name after Garaudy was convicted in 1998 in France.
The vice president of the board that now runs the foundation, Balbino Povedano, said the foundation is about an idea - encouraging religious harmony - not its founder and that he himself would raise the issue of the 5-member board changing the organization's name.
Garaudy, a philosopher and convert to Islam who used to travel often to Cordoba, received a six-month suspended prison sentence and fines amounting to US$21,400 for disputing facts about the Holocaust in his book, "The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics." Garaudy also received a three-month suspended sentence and an additional US$8,000 worth of fines for inciting racial hatred.
In his book, Garaudy questioned the number of Jews killed by the Nazis in World War II, saying it was much lower than the 6 million agreed upon by historians, and denounced what he called "Shoah business" - exploiting the Holocaust for money and political gains.
A stand in the lobby of the museum features a number of books by Garaudy but not the one he was convicted for or any that seemed to be about revisionism.
Moderate Muslims Seek Foothold in U.S.
June 16, 2005
By Daniel Treiman
Thursday, June 16, 2005