EuropeNews 12 November 2011
Henrik R. Clausen
One of the recurring themes of the current intellectual elite is the battle against racism and xenophobia. This is rooted in the atrocities of the Second World War, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and the UN Convention for Ending all forms of Racism and Discrimination (CERD). There is a broad push to teach everyone about racism and xenophobia, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is at the heart of this effort.
The Vienna offices of OSCE at Hofburg, Vienna
A conference in Hofburg, Vienna, was called on November 10th - 11th to coordinate these efforts, entitled OSCE meeting on preventing racism and hate crimes begins with calls for greater efforts to combat intolerance. This article shows how that is carried out in practice.
WND 12 November 2011
By Diana West
We haven't had a good, old-fashioned "feeding frenzy," a la Herman Cain, for a long time – maybe not since the days of Dan Quayle. I'm talking about the kind of media wilding where someone is a whole person one day, and then the piranhas swim in and a gnawed carcass is all that remains. It's especially hard to look at when the victim joins in to shoot himself in the foot, but that's another story.
Hudson New York 12 November 2011
By Soeren Kern
A new report shows that thousands of young women and girls in Germany are victims of forced marriages every year.
Jihad Watch 11 November 2011
This week's Jihad Watch column at Human Events:
The Vatican responded Friday to the open letter sent at the end of Ramadan by 138 Muslim scholars to Pope Benedict XVI and a wide array of otherChristian leaders. The response was somewhat deflating, given the mainstream media’s enthusiasm over the Muslim letter -- an enthusiasm which the senders must have anticipated. Noting the Muslim scholars’ declaration that "the future of the world depends on peace between Muslims and Christians,” the Telegraph‘s headline was typical of the coverage: "Muslim scholars’ olive branch to Christians.” Reuters burbled about an "Unprecedented Muslim call for peace with Christians.” But was it really?
EuropeNews 11 November 2011
By Henrik R. Clausen
Henrik Ræder Clausen from EuropeNews represented the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) in Vienna at the first day of the OSCE’s Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Prevention of Racism, Xenophobia and Hate Crimes Through Educational Awareness Raising Initiatives.
The paper below (pdf) was officially presented and registered for ICLA at the meeting.
When good intentions go bad:
Misuse of educational initiatives and perceived 'racism' to curb fundamental freedoms
raymondibrahim.com 11 November 2011
By Raymond Ibrahim
Someone recently sent me an Arabic video that juxtaposes snippets of sermons delivered by Christian and Muslim leaders in the Middle East. [Note: Two days after this article first appeard on PJ Media, YouTube removed the video.] The Christian preachers offer up universal supplications that include phrases like "O lord, lover of all mankind and savior of all the world"; they quote biblical passages such as "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" (Matt 5: 44); they pray that God may "heal all people around the world of their diseases."