Thursday, October 8, 2009

Campaign Launched to Protect Christians from U.N. Resolution

(Photo: AP / Alexandre Meneghini) In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, a pilgrim carries an image of Jesus Christ during the 60th Christian Festival in the village of Mariamabad, Sheikhupura district, Pakistan. Non-Muslims make up less than 5 percent of Pakistan's 175 million people. They are especially vulnerable to anti-blasphemy laws that carry the death penalty for derogatory remarks or any other action against Islam, the Quran or the Prophet Muhammad.

Defeating the "Defamation of Religions Resolution" at the UN may be one of the more important strategic battles in the war we are forced to fight against the Islamic invasion of the West.

This brave but small band of Christians in Pakistan known as Open Doors, know firsthand what Islam thinks of religious tolerance through the almost ceaseless harassment and persecution of Christians in that country.  They rightly perceive that if enacted, Muslim countries around the world would use the resolution via the UN to bludgeon any country or individual making the smallest statement not approved by the Muslim community.  

If enacted, we can be sure that our Muslim-friendly president Obama will welcome it with open arms as another tool with which to suppress those Americans who speak out against the Islamic invasion.  It will become a template for the likes of CAIR to wage lawfare against the blogosphere or any citizen daring to challenge the "right" of Muslin superiority.

This is a "Contact your Congressmen and Senators" moment to ask them to introduce legislation to make the US exempt from this world wide UN/Muslim kangaroo court.

BTW, it's pretty amazing but no longer surprising that there it is now necessary to protect Christians from the UN.


Campaign Launched to Protect Christians from U.N. Resolution
By Ethan Cole Christian Post Reporter Tue, Oct. 06 2009 08:11 PM EDT

A ministry working with persecuted Christians launched a campaign Tuesday against a U.N. resolution that many human rights groups say can be manipulated to oppress religious minorities living in Muslim-majority countries.

The Defamation of Religions Resolution, backed by the 57 Muslim-majority countries that make up the Organization of Islamic Conference, is expected to be proposed next month or later this year. It seeks to criminalize words or actions that are deemed defamatory towards a particular religion.

Rights groups, however, warn the resolution could be used to legitimize anti-blasphemy laws and intimidate human rights activists and religious dissenters. Critics say instead of protecting adherents of religions, including religious minorities, the resolution protects religions themselves.

Open Doors, the group that launched the new campaign, pointed to the recent anti-Christian rampage in Gojra, Pakistan, where Muslim mobs killed and burned Christian homes based on a blasphemy rumor. At least seven Christians were killed and more than 100 homes were looted and burned in the Gojra attack.

“Many Christians living in these countries (OIC) are already severely impacted by restrictive laws – especially those living under strict Shariah law,” said Open Doors USA President/CEO Carl Moeller. “From the right to worship freely to the ability to share the Gospel, the Defamation of Religions Resolution threatens to justify local laws that already marginalize Christians."

“The Defamation of Religions Resolution is a blow against religious freedom,” he added.
The Christian ministry has launched an advocacy campaign aimed at preventing the non-binding resolution from passing at the United Nations. It plans to lobby key countries, which will vote on the resolution, and organize a petition drive against the proposal.

Groups that have protested against the Defamation of Religions resolution in the past include The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Freedom House, U.N. Watch, and Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

“It is crucial that this resolution is defeated. Join our advocacy team now,” Moeller urged. “We need to stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters in Christ.”