News: February 2012 Archives

This week Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has invited Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to discuss "Transition and Change: The OIC and the Islamic World".

Events take place on February 15th and 16th at the National Press Club of Australia and at Griffith University, Brisbane. Following similar events in Europe and Washington, Mr Rudd's visitor is here to educate and help us overcome "Islamophobia" in Australia. 

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 The OIC, which represents 56 Islamic states, makes up the largest voting bloc of the UN. United in their effort to limit critical discussion of the Islamic religion and sharia law, these countries refuse to adhere to the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. OIC members construed the 'Cairo Declaration', in which human rights are subject to interpretation by Islamic clergy and sharia law. The OIC is headquartered in Saudi Arabia, a feudal monarchy renown for violation of basic human rights under strict sharia law.

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