Monday, March 10, 2008

Interesting, to a point

Here is an article that at one moment is interesting, then another simply disingenuous. First, in this sentence, this article from Oman uses a phraseology that most western journalists refuse to use: "Islam's prophet" The Ny Times (An article about the Prophet Muhammad) and other American or British papers usually just add prophet to the name, something they would never do with Jesus.

Then, deeper in the article comes this:

OIC leaders "will be expected to take appropriate decisions against such acts of Islamophobia" which violate "international legal instruments that prohibit insult and offence of religious beliefs of others and cannot be condoned under the (banner) of freedom of expression," he said.

"There is an urgent necessity for the international community to either strengthen the existing international legal instruments or enact new ones that would include preventive measures against insulting or offending religious values and sentiments."

I will not buy this until the OIC condemns any cleric that uses the apes and pigs bs or until the OIC condemns the president of Iran for his inflammatory statements.

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