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Obama's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and OIC's Prof Ihsanoglu joining forces against freedom of speech. Will Gillard/Rudd do the same this week? Image via Wikipedia

For those who ponder the likely impact on freedom of speech and truth in academica that will follow this week's meetings of the Rudd/Gillard government with the visiting head of OIC, Professor Ihsanoglu, we recommend the following article from The Legal Project :

The OSCE: Yet Another Avenue for Islamists to Control Speech by Andrew E. Harrod and Adam Turner • Feb 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Although more attention goes to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) prominent attempts to police speech in Western nations regarding Islam-related topics through the UN and the "Istanbul Process", Muslim and Islamist desires to restrict critical speech concerning Islam-related topics and promote a positive image of their religion have also played a role in yet another international organization's efforts to address the debate about Islam and Muslims. 

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