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Friday, December 10, 2004

The Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam

Does this sound like human rights for all mankind? Does this account for the behavior of Arab Muslims at Darfur or a ban on the total annihilation of all humanity? This calls for human dignity under Islam alone.

Here is the opening paragraph of the CDHR:
"Reaffirming the civilizing and historical role of the Islamic Ummah which God made the best nation that has given mankind a universal and well-balanced civilization in which harmony is established between this life and the hereafter and knowledge is combined with faith; and the role that this Ummah should play to guide a humanity confused by competing trends and ideologies and to provide solutions to the chronic problems of this materialistic civilization." Written in 1990, this is not an ancient text that can be brushed off as a past attitude or excess.

The last 2 articles of the CDHR pretty much tell you what you're dealing with here:

Article 24
All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Shari'ah.

Article 25
The Islamic Shari'ah is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification to any of the articles of this Declaration.

The reference to Shari'ah makes my blood run cold. Human rights under this declaration are for Muslims only. The rest of us are excluded second class, less than human, fit for slavery, exploitation, or death.


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