My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Muslims block gay issues at the UN.....

The Muslim countries always play such a constructive role...
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference has secured a deal in which they will withdraw their opposition to a Brazilian gay NGO gaining accredited status at the UN in return for a ban on gay, lesbian or transgender issues being discussed.

The deal was struck with the Brazilian Government. It will allow a Brazilian organisation - Associação Brasileira de Gays, Lésbicas, Bissexuais, Travestis e Transexuais (ABGLT) - to attend a conferences hosted by the UN’s ECOSOC (the agency tasked with ”encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms”) as long as it is agreed that the agenda will be limited to racial and religious discrimination. Homophobia and persecution of sexual minorities must not, by the terms of the agreement, be mentioned.

Some observers have reacted with alarm since the deal logically negates the purpose of any LGBT representation at the UN - which is to advocate for respect for the human rights of gay people.

Brazil has long been a champion of LGBT representation at the UN, introducing in 2003 a resolution on ‘Human rights and sexual orientation’ - the so-called “Brazilian Resolution“. However, securing the gagged participation of ABGLT under these terms may be too much of a compromise.

Almost all Islamic countries criminalise gay people and the only countries in the world that impose the death penalty for homosexuality are Islamic. What the OIC has achieved is silencing any criticism of the most barbaric offenders against LGBT people. Securing the ABGLT’s limited participation at this cost is actually a defeat, not a victory.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good. They can keep their perverted agenda in their own country.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time something like this happens and there is little protest from the peaceful Good-Muslims, this merely re-enforces the Western perceptions that we are being lied to by the Imam's and Cleric here that claim that Islam has more Human-Rights than canada's Charter Of Rights.

Plus , these Islamic leaders at the U.N. demonize non-Muslim Nations for taking in Gay refugees which offends Allah and Muhammad.

I'm amazed that 15% of the World's population can inflict a Psychological-Terrorism on 85% of us Humans on Earth by threating to kill those that question Islam as not be a Peaceful faith created by Muhammad.
Sounds so much like the abusive spouse that beats the partner for alleging that they are violent , or beats them for a possible future harm that stems from the paranoia that the abuser uses to assume a future harm.

9:36 PM  

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