Friday August 31, 7:01 am Eastern Time
Press ReleaseSOURCE: Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR)
'Radical Islamism, is a Form of Religio-Racism That Should Be Condemned at UN Racism Conference in Durban,' Rights Group Says
In a letter to Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, the Coalition asked that the voices and plights of those oppressed, enslaved and murdered by adherents of the ideology of "Radical Islamism -- a deviation from Islam" -- be heard at the Conference.
Coalition spokesperson, Mary Elizabeth Hansen said, "Radical Islamism is not the religion of Islam, founded by Mohammed 13 centuries ago. It is a 20th Century movement based on a totalitarian ideology, which promotes violence and militancy in the form of Jihad. Its segregationist view of society -- based on the concept of 'dhimmitude' -- is racist, intolerant, xenophobic, supremacist, discriminatory, anti-democratic, and has become genocidal."
CDHR, which represents Hindus, Buddhists, Bahais, Humanist Muslims, Copts, Assyrians, Syriacs, Southern Sudanese, Maronites, Southern Phillipinos, West Africans, Ibos, Slavic Christians, Armenians, Arab Christians, Nubians, secular intellectuals, and women's groups, published today on its website, (www.dhimmi.com) a Declaration entitled "Radical Islamism = Racism = Genocide: Jihad-Islamism (not Islam) abuses human rights worldwide."
The Declaration argues that Radical Islamists:
"Radical Islamism is a world ideology, fielding a world terror-army, and now oppresses millions with its racist ideology. This threat to world peace and racial, ethnic and religious harmony needs to be urgently addressed at the UN Conference," said Hansen.
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