Archive for October 2008

Danish FM to OIC: Drop Ban on Criticism of Religion

October 28, 2008

Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller tells the OIC to abandon its quest to ban “defamation of religions,” i.e., criticism of Islam, as a racist act. The OIC is trying to push through a UN Human Rights Council resolution on the subject, and Moller says it’ll have repercussions for Durban negotiations: “If the OIC pushes through this draft resolution, they shall not expect European or Western countries to be present at the table.”

New AJC Publication: The Durban Diaries

October 24, 2008

AJC and our partners at the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) have re-published The Durban Diaries, written by Joelle Fiss. A powerful — and sobering — first-hand account of what actually happened at Durban I. Download here.