Newsletter #96 – Self-Appointed Sharia Human Rights ActivistsPosted: November 15, 2013
Which human rights – universal or sharia? Seems like a fair question to ask Tennessee American Center for Outreach (ACO) policy director and self-described human rights activist Remziya Suleyman.
Admitting that she “never knew the concept of sharia” it’s more than fair to ask Suleyman whether she knows the difference between the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights.
It’s also a more than fair question to ask the Nashville Human Rights organization that plans to celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2013. According to their website, “International Human Rights Day occurs every year to commemorate the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations on December 10, 1948.”
How utterly ironic then that sharia advocates Remziya Suleyman and Daoud Abudiab each received a human rights award celebrating Western principles of freedom which the sharia centric Cairo Declaration was specifically designed to counter.
In 1990 the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries replaced the UDHR with the Cairo Declaration. The OIC represents the 56 Islamic countries that have a permanent delegation to the United Nations and constitute the largest single voting bloc. The OIC and the Muslim Brotherhood are the two leading proponents of global sharia law. Consistent with this end goal any and all rights recognized in the Cairo Declaration are governed by sharia law.
Since 1999 in keeping with the Cairo Declaration the OIC has pushed relentlessly for a sharia-compliant global blasphemy law.
Claiming to fight for human rights Ms. Suleyman, wearing the hijab as a self-professed observant Muslim has failed to disclose to the public that when she refers to “human rights” she means the sharia-centric Cairo Declaration and not the Universal Declaration version that the U.S. signed onto.
Dominated by patriarchal doctrine the Cairo Declaration’s sharia-centric rights will always deny equal rights to non-Muslims as well as Muslim women. The Nashville Human Rights organization needs to start educating itself about these differences. They’ve already blown any credibility they ever had but it might be worth forwarding this newsletter to them anyway – let them see what fools they really are.