By Mike Scruggs- The Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was founded in 1969 and has 57 Muslim-majority member states including Palestine. Headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is a powerful global voting bloc in the United Nations (UN). Saudi Arabia is by far its largest financial contributor. The OIC promotes itself as the voice of the Muslim world and seeks greater economic, social, and political cooperation and unity among members. It supports the doctrines and goals of global Islamic Supremacy based on the Koran and teachings and example of Muhammad in common with fundamentalist and salafist religious schools and the Muslim Brotherhood. Since 1999, a primary OIC goal has been to work through the UN to pressure Western nations to criminalize Islamophobia, basically any criticism, “negative stereotyping,” or deprecation, even if true, of Islam or Islamic Law (Sharia). Sharia Law holds that even an unfavorable statistical comparison of Muslims with other groups is Islamophobia, and this has been used in the UK, Sweden, Belgium, and other European countries to convict conservative European politicians and political parties of “hate crimes,” creating a heavy-handed atmosphere of political correctness that has thoroughly intimidated free speech and political opposition to Muslim immigration. Yet dozens of OIC member-countries are among the most systematic persecutors of Christians and Jews, who are the object of far more hate crimes even in Western countries than Muslims.
The European Union used the worldwide orchestrated Muslim protest demonstrations and violence associated with the Danish and French cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 to 2006 as political leverage to pass laws criminalizing actions falling within broad definitions of religious defamation, discrimination, and “Islamophobia.” A Norwegian writer using a protective penname remarked with jocular hyperbole that there was now more freedom of speech in North Korea than in Sweden. What the OIC is trying to accomplish is to make freedom of speech and other human rights subordinate to Muslim sensitivity and Sharia Law. Ironically, a 2013 OIC report listed examples of Islamophobia stereotypes that are in complete accord with the teachings of the Koran, Muhammad, and even OIC’s own scholars. Jihadic warfare against non-Muslims, wife-beating, and separation of Muslims from non-Muslims are endorsed by the Prophet himself. Islamophobia can thus be characterized as openly stating the truths about Islam that Muslims don’t want people to know.
In March 2011, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) passed Resolution 16/18, which called on all countries to combat “intolerance, negative stereotyping, and stigmatization of religious belief,” but stopped short of mandating criminal penalties, even though it did recognize the Muslim Brotherhood-invented concept of Islamophobia. With the backing of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, OIC-sponsored Resolution 66/167 quietly passed the 193-member UN General Assembly on December 19, 2011. This was widely viewed as marking a significant step toward making defamation of Islam and Islamophobia recognized legal concepts that could be criminalized. Indeed, they are already criminalized in the European Union. The 2013 OIC report on Islamophobia is being used to promote restrictions on free speech to combat Islamophobia. Meanwhile it is evident that Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton have a dangerously undiscerning knowledge of Islam. Noting that Saudi Arabia is also the largest contributor to the Clinton Foundation, and both President Obama and Hillary Clinton have no compunction in making alliances with the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, and even ISIS, the only thing that may lie between Sharia defined criminalized Islamophobia and the last of free speech is some Muslim Brotherhood orchestrated incident provoking equally orchestrated Muslim protest, violence, and auto-burning. The argument will be that Islamophobia criminal penalties are necessary to keep peace and order.
In the June 29, 2016 report of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB), one of their key findings is that :
“The Obama White House and Clinton State Department led a concerted two-week cover-up regarding the facts of the Benghazi attack for crass political purposes and to collaborate with the international campaign led by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation that seeks criminalization of all criticism of Islam.”
The CCB is chaired by Roger Aranoff, Editor of Accuracy in Media. The thirteen other members include Admiral James Lyons (ret.); Claire Lopez, former CIA officer; General Paul Vallely (ret.); former Congressman and retired Army Lt.Col. Allen West, and other distinguished former CIA and military officers. Additional Advisory members are distinguished terrorism experts, Steve Emerson and Pete Hoekstra.
The CCB also noted that the Obama Administration actively supported the replacement of quasi-secular rulers in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt with Muslim Brotherhood rule. I would add another replacement attempt still ongoing: the demonization and replacement of moderate Shia ruler Bashar Assad in Syria. Replacing secular pro-Western military rulers with radical salafist Muslim Brotherhood rulers is an important overall global goal of the Muslim Brotherhood.
In Libya, the Obama administration turned against Muammar Qaddafi who had become an ally against the Global Jihad Movement. The Obama Administration worked with and supplied weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda. According to Philip Haney, former Homeland Security Officer and author of See Something Say Nothing (2016), the Obama Administration was also secretly transporting weapons from Benghazi in small ships to Al-Qaeda in Iraq, which soon thereafter became part of ISIS. Obama and Clinton allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS, hoping to remove the Assad regime in Syria. (See my August 17 Tribune article: Obama’s Depraved Diplomacy.)
According to the CCB, The Obama Administration deliberately withheld urgently requested security for the Benghazi mission to support the Administration’s false 2012 campaign narrative that Al-Qaeda had been defeated. Benghazi was regarded by many as one of the most vulnerable U.S. posts in the world, because of the destabilization of Libya after the death of Qaddafi. Multiple advance warnings were also given regarding the impending attack by Al-Qaeda linked jihadists. It was known almost immediately that the attack was not related to amateur videos on the life of Muhammad. The videos were actually factual with sources accepted by widely respected Muslim scholars. Yet the Obama Administration held on to the video explanation for two weeks to divert public attention from the chaos in Libya resulting from Obama’s intervention against Qaddafi, and perhaps more importantly as an incident that might be useful in passing U.S. criminal penalties against Islamophobia.
According to CCB, all rescue attempts were held back, and major charges of dereliction of duty should be invoked for failure to provide fully warranted protection after numerous warnings and failing to commence any rescue operations.
The Citizens’ Commission was formed in 2013 “with an unsettling sense that neither the Congressional Committees, the State Department Accountability Review Board (ARB), the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), nor even Representative Trey Gowdy’s (R, SC) Select Committee on Benghazi would report these events in a way that was fully accurate and complete.”
The calamity and Obama/Clinton negligence and malfeasance at Benghazi, while extremely important, have overshadowed a far more serious and credible danger. If the United States should ever—by legislative, judicial, or executive folly or evil—criminalize Islamophobia or criticism of Islam, it would terribly disable any resistance to the Muslim Brotherhood’s stated strategic objective of destroying American civilization, culture, and government and replacing it with totalitarian Sharia Law. The “Explanatory Memorandum” of the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic plan to overthrow and rule the U.S. was court-documented in the 2008 Holyland Terror Funding Trial.
“The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Mike Scruggs
Author and Columnist,
a.k.a. Leonard M. Scruggs
Mike Scruggs is the author of two books: The Un-Civil War: Shattering the Historical Myths; and Lessons from the Vietnam War: Truths the Media Never Told You, and over 600 articles on military history, national security, intelligent design, genealogical genetics, immigration, current political affairs, Islam, and the Middle East.
He holds a BS degree from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Stanford University. A former USAF intelligence officer and Air Commando, he is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and holds the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and Air Medal. He is a retired First Vice President of Investments for a major national financial services firm and former Chairman of the Board of a classical Christian school.
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