Saturday, January 28, 2006

Mehr News: Cartoons = "Islamophobia"

The article's title is "Iran criticizes 3 Nordic countries over Islamophobia":
In three separate letters to the foreign ministers of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki criticized some of the daily newspapers of the three Nordic countries for insulting Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household).

Mottaki stated that Islamic countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, feel deep concern and regret about the steady rise in anti-Islamic attitudes and Islamophobia in some European countries.

He also underlined the necessity of respecting the values of all divine religions within the framework of all religious doctrines as well as all legal principles and international human rights accords.
"Divine religions" is an interesting phrase. I wonder if that includes Judaism.
Addressing his three European counterparts, Mottaki pointed to the final resolution of the recent extraordinary session of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Mecca, in which all measures meant to tarnish the image of Islam were censured as manifestations of racism and discrimination.
The OIC said so? Why didn't you tell us before?
He also referred to the resolutions of the United Nations Human Rights Commission on the need to confront any kind of insult to religions as well as the UN General Assembly’s resolutions about dialogue among civilizations, in which insulting religions was condemned.

In conclusion, Mottaki asked the three foreign ministers to seriously pursue the matter and to inform the Islamic Republic of the measures taken in this regard.
I wonder what would make them happy? Depriving Salman Rushdie of his bodyguards?

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