Freedom of expression
The array of blades in the United Nations photo looks like a museum display of historical weapons: dirty and corroded, and none seem sharp
American Thinker 4 March 2013
By JanSuzanne Krasner
The UN and its arms across the world have become a platform for some of its member to spew propaganda and racial hatred against the U.S. and Israel while cloaking their own crimes against humanity
At a recent UN Conference in Vienna, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the podium to address the 2,000 participants, including the UN Secretary-General, the Emir of Qatar, the presidents of Austria and Romania, foreign ministers from Iran and Spain, about crimes against humanity.
Canada Free Press 1 March 2013
By Joseph A. Klein
The United Nations "Alliance of Civilizations,” co-founded by Turkey and Spain, has an annual budget of approximately four million U.S. dollars. It just completed its Fifth Global Forum this past week in Vienna. The ostensible theme of the lavish two-day gathering was "Responsible Leadership in Dialogue and Diversity."
Alliance of Civilizations is yet another in a long string of United Nations forums wasting money with false hopes
According to its appropriately named "Vienna Declaration,” the forum was aimed, among other things, at an informed debate on how responsible leadership can make a difference in promoting and protecting full enjoyment of the right to freedom of religion and belief in "a context of religious pluralism” and "greater diversity.”
AINA (press release) 1 March 2013
By Deborah Weiss
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has long been on the forefront of the Islamist mission to establish the equivalent of Islamic blasphemy laws in the West. Now, during its 12th Islamic Summit held in Cairo February 7-8, 2013, the OIC set forth new and creative ways to silence, and ultimately criminalize criticism of Islam
The OIC is a 57-member state organization that claims to represent 1.5 billion Muslims around the globe. As the second largest international organization in the world, behind only the UN, and as the largest Islamic organization in the world, it is obviously quite powerful. Though it is arguably the largest voting block in the UN, most people have never heard of it.
The Times of Israel 1 March 2013
By Lyn Julius
My organisation, Harif, aims to tell the story of 2,500 years of Jewish history and culture in what is known as the Arab world. It’s a story with a dramatic ending: 99 percent of these Jews – numbering a million in 1948 – have fled in the space of one generation
When people learn about the Jewish expulsion, they usually respond with sympathy. Jews from Arab countries are entitled to recognition and redress, they acknowledge.