July 07, 2003


The Arab News reports:

Saudi Arabia will host an international conference on human rights on Oct. 14, the first conference of its kind to be organized with the help of the Saudi government.

The conference will also shed light on the Islamic approach toward human rights.

The conference, the SRCS sources said, seeks to promote Islam as the religion of peace, tolerance and love. Islam is the first to acknowledge the rights of human being a fact, which can be substantiated by historical evidence, they said.

Maybe. It sure can't be substantiated by a hell of a lot of recent evidence.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 7, 2003 11:53 PM

"Islam is the first to acknowledge the rights of human being a fact, which can be substantiated by historical evidence"

why hell, its very name means 'submit'! who loves ya more than uncle mo?

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at July 8, 2003 at 12:21 AM

Sure it can, Tim, provided you use the arab definition of "human rights", viz the infidels' obligation to surrender to Islamic totalitarianism.

Posted by: Clem Snide at July 8, 2003 at 12:36 AM

That makes as much sense as the idea of Saudi Arabia hosting a barbeque cook-off and beer-tasting festival. (Mmm...ribs...mmm...beer)

Posted by: Ernie G at July 8, 2003 at 12:58 AM


But if the barbecue is a schoolgirl not wearing a proper veil…

Posted by: Eric Jablow at July 8, 2003 at 01:08 AM

To Eric....OUCH!

Posted by: alexis at July 8, 2003 at 05:08 AM

There's a certain 'lipstick on a pig' aspect to a "human rights conference" in Saudi Arabia, but... such credit as is due - Islam is a lot more egalitarian than, for instance, Hinduism with its hereditary castes. Or Shintoism, with its god-emperor cult.

And Moslems can barbeque if they want to: chicken, beef ribs, steak, even shrimp. Beer is right out, though. (More for me!)

Posted by: Rich Rostrom at July 8, 2003 at 07:54 AM

If one has doubts about condemning Islam read this:
"It is therefore unavoidable that as long as we live here we will, through a
process of cultural osmosis, take on some of the characteristics of the
Kuffar. The likeness of Islam and Kuffar is like that o f fresh clear spring
water and water brought up from the bottom of a suburban sewer. If even a
drop of the filthy water enters the clear water, the clarity diminishes.
Likewise it only takes a drop of the filth of disbelief to contaminate Islam
in the West. If we have it within our means we should therefore consider
moving to a Muslim lan d whereby we can at least live amongst our brethren
and within an Islamic society free from the contamination of the

By Br. Amir Abdullah

* Some of the articles were translated from Arabic into English by brother
Keysar Trad, may Allah reward him.
Any freaking cult that has ideas like this should have no place in a free society.

Posted by: Lawrie at July 8, 2003 at 12:22 PM

Mohammed was the Karl Mrx of his day. Laughed out of the cities as a weirdo, he found his natural consitutency amongst primitive tribesamn. This was unfortunate, he united them under his super tribal but simple simon and inchoate dotcrine of primitive tribalism and his followers went on to overrun the middle east, ensuring it was thrown back into the past; much like the ex bureaucrats and soldiery of the defunct Roman Empire did in the west, via running setting up that protection racket called fuedalism from which france and germany never escaped,Russia also.

Bleeding marvels the whole damn lot of them.

Posted by: d at July 8, 2003 at 01:38 PM