Monday, December 12, 2005

French government faces Belgian racism charges.

Category: [in English] [Lowlands Soul] [Islamophobia] [Satire]

French target 'Islamic network' ©BBC World
"They described the arrests as a "major operation aimed at disbanding an Islamist network linked to terrorism".

Some of the suspects are believed to have been involved in crimes to help fund Islamic groups.

The raids on homes and internet cafes were ordered by French anti-terrorism magistrates.

Most of those detained were young men of Tunisian and Moroccan origin, some holding French nationality, officials told AFP.
Belgian officials didn’t rule out the possibility that France might be called before an international ad hoc Anti-Racism tribunal for naming the ethnic origin of the suspects, in breach of the Franco-German-Belgian agreement of last October to mention only "youth" in such cases.

[Brussels, December 12, 2005] - from our own infidel news desk:

The BBC World network would escape charges for now, according to the head Belgian Inquisition prosecutor, Mr. Kifkif, because they correctly put the word 'Islamic' in between quotes, admitting it was in fact a hoax. Nevertheless, BBC World, CNN and Fox News were warned sternly about any future use of the scapegoat mechanism referring to the Noble Religion.

The Belgian Inquisition prosecutor didn't want to comment on possible sanctions, but anonymous sources pointed to earlier leaked plans to bomb the BBC main Internet nodes near Hemel Hampstead in the U.K. by the Belgian Air Force.

Mr. Straw, the U.K. foreign secretary, questioned earlier today about those plans, denied any previous knowledge but apparently would have said (in an overheard remark by a Latvian camera crew):
"we have taken care of that thingie already, ourselves".

Asked about any similar 'Islamic' networks in Belgium, the prosecutor admitted there have indeed been some problems integrating native Belgians into the mainstream Islamic European culture in the past.
"But", as Mr. Kifkif said, "we are complying with the OIC and UN guidelines to proclaim Islamophobia as a serious infringement upon Human Rights" and he added:
"National and international Psychiatric Organizations and professional associations have been urged to include Islamophobia into the list of pandemic diseases which should necessitate compulsive treatment and eradication, just like the bird flu".
The UN WHO agency corroborated the existence of such a Belgian request today.

[Breaking News 7:03PM GMT 2005:12:12] Later tonight, Belgian officials denied rumors that Belgian warships were being prepared in the port of Zeebrugge to steam for Australia near the end of the week, in a protest against Australia's hateful media coverage of youth enjoying an entertaining night out on a local beach, thereby merely celebrating noble Islam values.
At home on Sunday night with his [Mark, a senior off-duty police] wife and three children, he said between 150 to 200 youths of Middle-Eastern appearance swept down the street trashing cars in their wake, including his.
[News Update 7:43PM GMT 2005:12:12, Zeebrugge, from a local correspondent] Unusual activity has been spotted around one of Belgium's Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, the Zizi d'Albert. The area is shielded from the press.

On condition to remain anonymous, sources in the Belgian Justice Department mentioned that the government is preparing legislation to safeguard free speech in general and free press in particular by installing a regulatory framework for a responsible press, at the same time outlining clear guidelines about opinion misdemeanors. Foreign news media would not be exempt from these guidelines.

There is no question whatsoever to censor the press in any way, our source said, but we can't tolerate the defamation of the Noble Religion any further in this country. This has been going on far too long. One should realize that even free speech has its limits, and it's not up to some irresponsible scoundrels to set the rules, but to us.

From the Final Communiqué of the Third Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Summit Conference, 5-6 Dhul Qa'adah 1426H (7-8 December 2005) [link]

The Conference underlined the need to collectively endeavor to reflect the noble Islamic values, counter Islamophobia, defamation of Islam and its values and desecration of Islamic holy sites, and to effectively coordinate with States as well as regional and international institutions and organizations to urge them to criminalize this phenomenon as a form of free speech racism.

The Conference expressed its concern at rising hatred against Islam and Muslims and condemned the funny cartoons recent incident of desecration of the image of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the Jyllands-Posten media of Denmark certain countries and stressed the censorship responsibility of all governments to ensure full respect of the only true all religions and religious symbols and the inapplicability of using the freedom of expression as a reason pretext to defame Islam alone religions.


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