Sunday, February 05, 2006

OIC, Arab League Seek UN Resolution on Cartoons

The Muslim world’s two main political bodies, the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Arab League, said yesterday they were seeking a UN resolution, backed by possible sanctions, to protect religions. This follows the outcry caused by publication in Scandinavia of cartoons denigrating Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the 57-member OIC told reporters in Cairo that the OIC would “ask the UN General Assembly to pass a resolution banning attacks on religious beliefs.”

Ahmad Ben Helli, assistant secretary-general of the Arab League, confirmed that contacts were under way for such a proposal to be made to the United Nations.

“Consultations are currently taking place at the highest level between Arab countries and the OIC in order to ask the UN to adopt a binding resolution banning contempt for religious beliefs and providing for sanctions to be imposed on contravening countries or institutions,” he said.

Twelve cartoons defiling the Prophet, published in Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten newspaper last September and reprinted in a Norwegian magazine earlier this month, caused uproar in the Muslim world where any image of the Prophet is considered blasphemous.


Atlast they doing something about it in a proper way. Statement from "Achor" at the end of above mentioned article (full version) amused me alot:P


At 1:41 am, Anonymous Da Sher said...

Will the pass a resolution stopping protestors from burning down embassies too?

At 2:08 am, Blogger Tauqeer said...

The violent protests should be condemned by the Islamic governments as well as OIC in this situation!

At 2:18 am, Anonymous A Sher said...

Well they're are going at a rate of an embassy a day just now!


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