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    Religious Dissent in Islamic Nations

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    Religious Dissent in Islamic Nations
    Hudson Institute - Hudson Institute
    The U.N.'s Racism Conference, "Islamophobia," and the Campaign to Crush Debate and Dissent within Islam featuring discussants Anne Bayefsky, Paul Marshall, Sheikh Ahmed Subhy Mansour and Fahad Nazer. Nina Shea moderates.Preparations are underway for the 2009 U.N. World Conference on Racism and, as a result of intense lobbying by the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), the issue of "Islamophobia" will be a prominent focus. The World Conference could ensure that a prohibition against "Islamophobia" will be endorsed by the world community as the newest international human right.Hudson's conference explained the proposed bans against "Islamophobia," comparing them to blasphemy strictures that have been used to curtail freedoms of expression, press, and religion by some of the OIC's most repressive member states - Hudson Institute