A non-elected muslim extremist, Sayeeda Warsi, is robbing Brits (incl. Sharia opposing muslims) of their Human Rights** Always remember that Sharia in OIC's Cairo declaration is called "islamic human rights", i.e. despite they are just the opposite to the most basic of Human Rights!
Sayeeda Warsi and the Saudi based OIC's islamofascist agenda
Concerns have been raised by the National Secular Society that the UK's stance on free speech could be compromised by an agreement signed at the United Nations between UK and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC).
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi – the new "Minister for Faith" - and pledges that the UK and the OIC will "work together on issues of peace, stability and religious freedom."
At present, the OIC is agitating at the United Nations for a global blasphemy law that would make criticising or satirising religion a punishable offence.
Terry Sanderson: Baroness Warsi needs to be challenged on her theocratic ambitions. We think it is important to track what the Government is doing in our name, and so we are reproducing below a statement by Baroness Warsi that was published in The Tablet this week.
You will remember that Baroness Warsi is the rather elaborately titled "Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities."
You will also remember that she is not an elected Government Minister. There is absolutely no evidence that a post of "Minister for Faith" is wanted or necessary. On the contrary, recent research showed that 71% of Briton's do not want religion and politics to mix and they don't want religious leaders involved in policy-making.
All this talk of Britain being a Christian nation is a fantasy employed by Baroness Warsi and other pious politicians to push forward their own religious agendas.
Warsi says that she thinks it is important for all religions to respect each other and for atheists to respect religions. That's fair enough, but then she goes on to make the familiar claim that religion is under attack and that there are "increasing movements to drive faith from the public square". As usual no convincing evidence is brought forward to support this.
We know that the Government has been at loggerheads with religious bodies on a number of issues in recent years, and we suspect that Baroness Warsi's "Minister for Faith" role has been invented to appease them. She has already had meetings with the Pope, the Archbishops of Westminster and Canterbury and has signed a pact with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation assuring them that that Britain will co-operate on issues of "religious freedom" (a concept that has not been defined, but takes on a sinister hue in relation to the OIC).
Although the Baroness's job may merely be to flatter "faith leaders" with the impression that they are being listened to, we fear such an enthusiast for religious power in politics may still manage to cause irreparable damage before the post is quietly abandoned.
It is always dangerous for governments to become entangled with religions.
We are all for co-operation between nations to try to foster peace and understanding, but the concept of 'religious freedom' is one that the OIC has distorted to mean restrictions on free expression.
We hope that by signing this document the UK will not in any way compromise its commitment to human rights – particularly the human right to free speech. The British Government has been steadfast in its opposition to the OIC's blasphemy proposals up until now. We hope that this document will not change that in any way.
A leading humanrightsophobe and homophobe representing Britain
Unelected extremist muslim as lead minister responsible for islam, Sharia, OIC, UN and the International Criminal Court - scary is just the prelude!
Secular Society: Sayeeda Warsi's other remit – as well as being 'Minister for Faith' – is at the Foreign Office and includes being the lead minister responsible for Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Central Asia, the UN, the International Criminal Court and the OIC, which is the largest multi-lateral organisation in the world after the UN.
She became the first British minister to speak at the OIC's conference in June 2011 in Astana, Kazakstan. Previously she had hosted the secretary-general of the OIC in London and visited its secretariat in Jeddah, while she was in Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj. This led to the appointment of Britain's first special representative to the organisation and its 57 members. Baroness Warsi has visited Pakistan five times during the past two and a half years in government, a country which was so central to the formation of the Islamic Conference.
In the landmark agreement there is a particular emphasis on promoting the "key role Muslims have played in shaping modern Britain" and encouraging Muslim communities to play a key role at all levels in public life.
She also praised the Framework Co-operation Agreement, signed with the OIC's secretary-general, for its focus on promoting inter-religious understanding and interfaith dialogue, especially as these are two vital areas in the senior minister's new governmental role.
Terry Sanderson commented: "There is certainly a need for some kind of inter-religious understanding among OIC member states, a number of which suppress Christianity and other religions in a brutal and merciless fashion.
"The blasphemy law which is being proposed by the OIC on behalf of its members would be an entirely dangerous and regressive step if it were to be approved at the UN. It is quite clear that it would be used to persecute and oppress non-Muslim minorities in Muslim-majority countries, as the domestic blasphemy law in Pakistan does at present.
Mr Sanderson continued: "In Egypt the blasphemy laws are also used to get rid of political opponents and are sometimes used as a means of revenge by neighbours or colleagues who are in dispute. We do not need this kind of primitive legislation in our democracies and we need reassurance from our Government that their resolve remains unaffected by the signing of this agreement with the OIC."