Friday, March 14, 2008

This just in from the Organization of the Islamic Conference summit in Dakar, Senegal.

Islam prohibits terrorism.

The United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) shared common views that terrorism and Islam have no linkages.


No peace talks tonight, dear. I have a headache.

On the eve of the summit, Wade (Senegal's president) had sought to bring together Deby and Sudan’s President Omar al-Beshir for talks on ending bitter rivalry between the two. But Beshir failed to turn up at the meeting, which also included the UN chief. The Senegalese leader said Beshir blamed “a headache” for his absence.

Kosovo has it's coming out party.

Less than a month after declaring itself independent of Serbia, Kosovo is lobbying the Islamic world for recognition, making its first major international outing at a summit of Muslim states.

On Friday, the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference, meeting in Senegal's capital, is expected to issue a statement formally recognizing Kosovo. It's a significant step for Kosovo, which has sent letters to each of the 192 U.N. member states asking for recognition. At the same time, Kosovo is fighting a counter-diplomatic effort led by Serbia.

And when it comes to those "isolated incidents" where Islamists are linked with terror? Why, the Great Satan made us do it!

... the world powers pursuing an invert anti-Islamic agenda have conspired to provoke Muslims to violently react to terrorist actions of the powers that be. Islam had faced constant attacks since it was created "but in recent years the phenomenon has assumed alarming proportions and has become a major cause of concern for the Muslim world."

Speaking of the Great Satan, here is some of what Sada Cumber, America's first envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference had to say at the meet.

"America has a deep respect for the religion of Islam," Cumber told The Associated Press. "The freedom of faith that we exercise, that we enjoy in America, that is also a very important aspect of the American core values. Anyone who wants to practice any faith is never stopped or discouraged.