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Islamic nations relinquish demand for defamation of religion laws

  In the wake of a U.N. resolution condemning discrimination on the basis of religion, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has stopped pushing for an international treaty banning the defamation of religion. The 57-member confederation of Muslim countries has lobbied for years for an international treaty that would outlaw blasphemy against Islam and other religions. Ufuk Gokcen, the OIC’s Permanent Observer to the U.N., played a key role in that effort. But the Turkish diplomat said the OIC is now satisfied with U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 adopted last year. “I don’t see any attempt to go back to the old controversy over defamation and...

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Euro-US far-right groups anti-Muslim rally again flops

On August 4, far-right anti-Islam fringe but vocal groups from across Europe and the United States staged a rally in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, which attracted only 200 people, according to Reuters news agency while the Associated Press put the numbers to 100 only. This was the second flopped rally of the Euro-US far-right groups. On March 31, 2011, an anti-Islam gathering in Denmark’s second city, Aarhus, had attracted fewer than 200 supporters compared with thousands of counter demonstrators. Reuters said the Stockholm rally by European and U.S. far-right groups seeking to create a global “counter-jihad” movement attracted fewer than 200 people who were outnumbered...

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Australian Jews blast publisher’s attack on asylum seekers, Muslims Editor – the term “illegal boat people” used in the article below is factually not correct. The correct term is “asylum seekers” as according to Australian & international law, it is not illegal to seek asylum in another country, no matter how you arrive.  A controversial article on illegal boat people by the publisher of the Australia’s main Jewish newspaper has ignited a storm of protest, with some critics savaging it for “vilifying Muslims” and promoting “xenophobic, Islamophobic and heartless sentiments.” Titled “Curb your compassion,” Robert Magid’s article, published in last Friday’s Sydney and Melbourne editions of the...

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