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Obama’s State Department has joined the Islamic assault on Western liberty

Not satisfied with expunging any reference to Islam from government documents containing the word “terrorism,” the Obama administration is embarking on a wider anti-free-speech policy mapped out by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Comprised of 56 countries and the Palestinian Authority, the OIC claims to speak for the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims.

Clearly it does not, as Islam involves different intellectual currents. But the powerful OIC still presumes to speak for Islam in the international community.

When the UN’s Universal Declaration of human rights was created in 1948, Saudi Arabia joined apartheid South Africa in rejecting it.

The Saudis found it violated Sharia, and the South Africans saw it as a threat to their racist society. Most Muslim majority states, however, supported the resolution.

Although non-binding, the UNDHR has evolved to become the foundation for international human rights. Among its basic principles are religious and gender equality.

As a more fundamentalist version of Islam has swept across the world, the OIC has strongly embraced Sharia and in Cairo, 1990, adopted its own version of human rights.

In this version, all religions are not equal and women, most certainly, are not equal to men. The OIC refers to the Cairo declaration as a declaration of human rights subordinated to Sharia, making the document the poster child for an oxymoron.

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Jihad and Higher Education

Since the riots of the late 1960s to promote the creation of a black studies department under Nathan Hare, a professor who believed that the academy should be an inspiration for action in the streets, San Francisco State University has had a reputation for being a seedbed for radicalism. To the delight of many of its faculty and students, Hare’s union of theory and practice, what revolutionary Marxists call praxis, has strengthened over the years.

Lynne F. Stewart, who was sentenced to prison for being the liaison between her client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, and his violent followers in Cairo, was feted at SFSU even while awaiting sentencing. Rahman, known as the blind sheik, tried to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993, an action that left death and injury in its wake.

Stewart made representations to the U.S. attorney during the Rahman trial that she needed repeated access to her client to carry out a defense. Instead, she transmitted messages from him to the Muslim Brotherhood back in Cairo, a fundamentalist group that murdered Anwar Sadat and has been busy cleansing Egypt of Coptic Christians.

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