I recently discovered the report of the Alliance of Civilizations  High Level Group which was issued Nov. 13 of 2006. The 524kb  pdf  file  can be downloaded by clicking this link.  In this document, I have quoted the paragraphs which contain the most egregious deceptions, which I have annotated with superscripts. The superscripts are linked to my comments, which follow the quotes.  You can click a superscript, read my comment and return to the quote by clicking your browser's Back button.

3.11 It is imperative to recognize that none of the world religions condones or approves the
killing of innocents1. All promote the ideals of compassion, justice and respect for the
dignity of life2. However, in a wide range of recent conflicts in many parts of the world
religion has been exploited to justify intolerance, violence and even the taking of life3.
Recently, a considerable number of acts of violence and terrorism have been committed
by radical groups on the fringes of Muslim societies. Because of these actions, Islam is
being perceived by some as an inherently violent religion4. Assertions to this effect are at
best manifestly incorrect and at worst maliciously motivated5. They deepen divides and
reinforce the dangerous mutual animosity among societies.

3.13 Wherever communities believe they face persistent discrimination, humiliation, or
marginalization based on ethnic, religious, or other identity markers, they are likely to
assert their identity more aggressively. As long as the source of resentment persists, and
particularly when it is aggravated by increased humiliation or by despair in the normal
political process, moderate leaders will always struggle to match the allure of those who
stoke feelings of collective anger and offer fellowship and redress through exclusivist
ideologies, adversarial politics and violence. Effective counter-measures cannot rely solely
on attacking adherents of such ideologies – in fact such tactics are likely to inflame the very
sentiments they seek to eradicate6. The only durable solution lies in addressing the roots of
the resentment and anger that make exclusivist and violent ideologies attractive in the first
place7. Nowhere have exclusivist ideologies, adversarial perceptions, cultural arrogance, and
media stereotypes combined more dangerously with conflicts bred of perceived and real
injustices than in relations between Western and Muslim societies.

4.2 Notwithstanding historical periods of tension and confrontation between adherents of the
three major monotheistic religions – conflicts which themselves were often more political
than religious in nature – it is important to note that peaceful co-existence, beneficial trade
and reciprocal learning have been hallmarks of relations between Christianity, Islam and
Judaism from their earliest period until today7. During medieval times, Islamic civilization
was a major source of innovation, knowledge acquisition, and scientific advancement
that contributed to the emergence of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment in Europe.
Historically, under Muslim rule, Jews and Christians were largely free to practice their
faiths8. Many rose to high political positions and Jews in particular took refuge in Muslim
empires at different times in history to escape discrimination and persecution. Similarly,
in recent centuries, political, scientific, cultural, and technological developments in the
West have influenced many aspects of life in Muslim societies and many Muslims have
sought to immigrate to Western nations in part for the political freedoms and economic
opportunities found there.

4.3 Selective accounts of ancient history are used by radical movements to paint an ominous
portrait of historically distinct and mutually exclusive faith communities destined for
confrontation. Such distorted historical narratives must be countered. More important
for the purposes of this report is the fact that this history does not offer explanations for
current conflicts or for the rise in hostility between Western and Muslim societies.
On the contrary, the roots of these phenomena lie in developments that took place
in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, beginning with European imperialism, the
resulting emergence of anti-colonial movements, and the legacy of the confrontations
between them.9

4.4 The partition of Palestine by the United Nations in 1947, envisaging the establishment
of two states - Palestine and Israel - with a special status for Jerusalem, led to the
establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, beginning a chain of events that continues to
be one of the most tortuous in relations between Western and Muslim societies10. Israel’s
continuing occupation of Palestinian and other Arab territories and the unresolved status
of Jerusalem - a holy city for Muslims and Christians as well as Jews – have persisted
with the perceived acquiescence of Western governments and thus are primary causes
of resentment and anger in the Muslim world toward Western nations11. This occupation
has been perceived in the Muslim world as a form of colonialism and has led many to
believe, rightly or wrongly, that Israel is in collusion with “the West”. These resentments
and perceptions were further exacerbated by Israel’s recent disproportionate retaliatory
actions in Gaza and Lebanon.12

4.8 In the context of relations between Muslim and Western societies, the perception of
double standards in the application of international law and the protection of human
rights is particularly acute. Reports of collective punishment, targeted killings, torture,
arbitrary detention, renditions, and the support of autocratic regimes contribute to an
increased sense of vulnerability around the globe, particularly in Muslim countries, and
to a perception of Western double standards. Assertions that Islam is inherently violent13
and related statements by some political and religious leaders in the West – including the
use of terms such as “Islamic terrorism”14 and “Islamic fascism” - have contributed to an
alarming increase in Islamophobia which further exacerbates Muslim fears of the West.

4.14 In some cases, self-proclaimed religious figures have capitalized on a popular desire for
religious guidance to advocate narrow, distorted interpretations of Islamic teachings.15
Such figures misportray certain practices, such as honor killings, corporal punishment16,
and oppression of women17 as religious requirements. These practices are not only in
contravention of internationally-agreed human rights standards, but, in the eyes of
respected Muslim scholars, have no religious foundation. Such scholars have demonstrated
that a sound reading of Islamic scriptures and history would lead to the eradication and
not the perpetuation of these practices.

4.17 Among the intra-Muslim debates that most directly affect relations with Western
societies is that over the concept of “jihad”. The notion of jihad is a rich one with many
shades of meaning, ranging from the struggle between good and evil that is internal to
every individual (often referred to as the “greater” jihad in Islam)18 to the taking up of
arms in defense of one’s community (the “lesser” jihad)19. Increasingly, this term is used by
extremists to justify violence with little consideration for the historical context20 and the
related religious exigencies that most Muslim scholars agree should inform its application.
When such exhortations to violence by radical factions are picked up and amplified by
media and Western political leaders, the notion of “jihad” loses the multiple meanings and
positive connotations it has for Muslims and becomes only associated with violent and
negative meanings which have been wrongly attributed to the term.

5.2 We must stress the growing urgency of the Palestinian issue21, which is a major factor in
the widening rift between Muslim and Western societies. In this regard, it is our duty to
express our collective opinion that without a just, dignified, and democratic solution based
on the will of all peoples involved in this conflict, all efforts – including recommendations
contained in this report – to bridge this gap and counter the hostilities among societies are
likely to meet with only limited success.22

5.4 Achieving a just and sustainable solution to this conflict requires courage and a bold vision
of the future on the part of Israelis, Palestinians and all countries capable of influencing
the situation. We firmly believe that progress on this front rests on the recognition of
both the Palestinian and Jewish national aspirations23 and on the establishment of two fully
sovereign and independent states living side by side in peace and security.

5.5 Reaching this objective will require Israel not only to accept but to facilitate the
establishment of a viable Palestinian state. The peace accords involving Israel, Egypt
and Jordan demonstrate that such constructive steps taken in line with international
law are workable. Moreover, the terms of reference agreed to by all parties at the
Madrid Conference in 1991, the peace initiative by President Clinton in 2000, and
the peace proposal by the Arab League at its meeting in Beirut, Lebanon in 2002,
make it clear that the framework for a broad-based accord does exist and the political
will can be generated.24

1. Media professionals must develop, articulate, and implement voluntary codes of conduct. .
The power of words and images in shaping our understanding of the world cannot be
overestimated.25 Media professionals must use that power responsibly. In this regard, accurate
reporting is of primary importance. But it is not enough. Journalists and producers must
also be alert to the impact that editorial decisions and opinions implicitly conveyed in
reporting can have on the public’s perception of an issue. Standards have been articulated
by associations such as the International Federation of Journalists, but are not implemented
and enforced by professional associations with the consistency and rigor with which, for
example, the legal and medical professions apply their professional guidelines and codes
of conduct. Adherence to such standards is particularly critical during times of crisis when
popular emotions and fears are heightened and in covering the intersection of religion and
politics. Increased attention to the responsibility of the press need not, and should not,
detract from advocacy for the freedom of the press.

6. Governments, media organizations and civil society should work together to develop programs
that promote the Internet as an instrument of cross-cultural dialogue.
The Internet is a key tool of information, providing a window to global media coverage and
a wide range of resources. That is why it is critical, in our view, that access to the Internet
be significantly broadened (see Education Recommendation no. 6). But the Internet can
also be used and abused to disseminate racist stereotypes and intolerance that can inspire
hatred and violence. To help counter this phenomenon, initiatives using the Internet as a
tool for cross-cultural dialogue and understanding should be actively promoted.26

  1. Define innocent.  Is any person who does not accept Islam innocent? Al-islam.org presents the following list of najis things: Lets examine the detail attached to that eighth item:   "107. * An infidel i.e. a person who does not believe in Allah and His Oneness, is najis. Similarly, Ghulat who believe in any of the holy twelve Imams as God, or that they are incarnations of God, and Khawarij and Nawasib who express enmity towards th e holy Imams, are also najis. And similar is the case of those who deny Prophethood, or any of the necessary laws of Islam, like, namaz and fasting, which are believed by the Muslims as a part of Islam, and which they also know as such."  
  2.    Far from forbidding killing Kafirun, Allah commands it: "Fight them... until only Allah is worshiped..."; "Fight them...until they pay the Jizya..." .  Muhammad went further, declaring open season on us:  "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah."  Our blood and property are not sacred to Muslims until we surrender and submit to Islam!  Click the quotes and verify them on at U.S.C.'s Muslim Student Association; don't take my word for it. 
  3. Islam was created for that purpose, not "exploited"!
  4. Islam is an inherently violent murder/piracy cult, not a religion.  Examine the evidence in points 2 & 3 above, then read and ponder 9:111 and 61:4. If any doubt remains, read Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 386.  If that does not seal the deal, read the many extortion letters which Muhammad dictated & dispatched to his intended victims.  
  5. The Qur'an tells us that Islam is violent, the Hadith confirm it, and I declare that my intention is to arouse my fellow Kafirun to defend themselves and western civilization  before Islam nukes us or kills us one by one through asymetrical warfare. 
  6.  "Don't counter attack, it'll only provoke them".  We should not have resisted Hitler & Tojo. Yeah, right. 
  7. Islam is driven by demonic mandate, not grievances. 8:39 mandates perpetual war against polytheists.  9:29 mandates perpetual war against Jews & Christians.  8:12 mandates terrorism.  8:67 mandates genocide; Muhammad exemplified it.  The grievances are a recruiting & motivational tool, not the root cause. 
  8. Jews & Christians in conquered lands were less than second class citizens. They were not allowed to own or carry weapons, ride horses, build or repair houses of worship. Read the Pact of Umar for the details. 
  9. Click the links in pt. 7 above, then read the entirety of Sahih Bukhari Book 52. What did Allah command? What did Muhammad do? Who is the role model for all Muslims to emulate? What does Islamic law dictate?Al-Shafi'i (God have mercy on him) said: "The least that the imam must do is that he allow no year to pass without having organised a military expedition by himself, or by his raiding parties, according to the Muslims' interest, so that the jihad will only be stopped in a year for a (reasonable) excuse." He said: "If he did not undertake the sending of enough troops to fight, those who are absent (must) go out, and consider as an obligation that which God (who is praised) said." 
  10. The chain of events began in 638, when Caliph Umar completed the conquest of  Israel. Why did he conquer Israel? First, there's the demonic mandate detailed in pt. 7, then there's this ahadith.
    Narrated Ibn Hawalah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops, one is Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Ibn Hawalah said: Choose for me, Apostle of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah's chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.
  11. Caliph Umar conquered Israel in 638; Islam occupied it except for a short period during the Crusades, then reconquered it.  Britain conquered it in WW1, so now Israel is the occupier and source of all evil. Is there no respect for historical truth? Certainly not in the U.N.!  Jordan would have the West Bank and Egypt would have Gaza if they had not attempted policide & genocide in 1967.  
  12. It is ok for Muslims to declare genocidal & policidal intent and massacre Israeli civilians, but any retaliation is "disproportionate".  There is something rotten, and it ain't Israel!
  13.  Is there some good reason for not asserting the fact?
    2:216 Fighting is enjoined on you, and is an object of dislike to you; and it may be that you dislike a thing while it is good for you, and it may be that you love a thing while it is evil for you, and Allah knows, while you do not know.
    9:111. Verily, All‚h has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that theirs shall be the Paradise. They fight in All‚h's Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taur‚t (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur'‚n. And who is truer to his covenant than All‚h? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success .
  14. 8:12. (Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes."
    But its not Islamic terrorism, is it? No, it must be fear of the dark!
    Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).
    No, there's nothing to fear about Islam. How did Hindu Kush get its name?  What happened to the Assyrians? What happened to the Armenians. Who killed 170 children in Beslan, and what did they shout while slaughtering them, their mothers and teachers? No!  There's no reason to fear Islam. Allahu akbar! 
  15. How is it possible to distort this?
    9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in All‚h, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by All‚h and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Isl‚m) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
    Sahih Bukhari Ch 63, # 2989: ...Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, has commanded us to fight you until you worship Allah alone or pay the jizya. Out Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, has informed us from the message of our Lord: whoever of us is killed will go to the Garden in bliss whose like he has never seen. Whoever of us remains will be your masters.'

  16. 24:2 specifies stoning to death for adultery. 5:38 specifies amputation of the hand of a thief. How do you distort that? Where but in Islam are the Levitical punishments being enforced?  Where but in Islam is there a clamor for their enforcement? 
  17. 2:223 says that your wives are a tilth for you. 4:34 says that men excel women, who should be obedient and may be beaten if they disobey. 2:282 requires the testimony of two women to equal that of one man. How do you distort that? 
  18. Exactly how does one "get killed" struggling against his temptations? 47:4  How do you get martyred in spiritual struggle? 33:23  How does spiritual struggle capture "rich spoils"? 48:19    
  19. As commanded in 8:39 & 9:29 and described in the Jihad Hadith
  20. Historical context?  Any non-Muslim within range who had any desirable property was fair game; you need to read this: Jihad Hadith and you need to read the extortion letters Muhammad dictated and dispatched. 
  21. Here is the issue: what Islam conquers becomes Waqf: perpetual Islamic trust for Allah. Waqf land can not be sold or traded, nor can it be conquered and occupied by Kuffar. Israel reconquered what was taken from her. Israel disproved the 10:1 advantage promised by Allah in 8:65.  Israel stands as proof that Allah is an impotent idol.  There is no God blessed way in Hell Islam will ever tolerate the existence of Israel! No concession, no appeasement whatever will ever make that possible. The conflict is existential.  A decent respect for Justice demands that the aggressor be made extinct. Islam is the aggressor.  While there is Islam, there can not be peace until it conquers the entire world. What part of  "...and the religion (worship) will all be for All‚h Alone [in the whole of the world..." do you not comprehend? 
  22. Just? Dignified? Democratic? "Go to Syria... for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people."  Islam demands the extinction of Israel. Islam agressed against Israel in the 7th century. Israel has regained a tiny fragment of her ancient patrimony, and Islam can not tolerate it, because it proves Allah to be an impotent idol. Suicide bombers blowing up little old ladies and their grandchildren; real dignified! Ahmadinejad says "A world without Israel is possible."   I say that a world without Islam is necessary.  
  23. The will of Islam is this: all land conquered by Islam remains Islamic Waqf for ever. If it is lost, it must be reconquered. Read the #21 again, then read the HAMAS  Charter. Re-read them until you understand them.  While Islam exists, peace is impossible. Islam is a war machine, not a religion. There is no two state solution. Israel is the one state solution.  Justice requires the extinction of the predator: Islam. 
  24. Which treaty provision has not immediately been violated by the Muslim side?  Is Egypt securing the border; preventing infiltration & smuggling?  Is Abbas trying to stop the launching of rockets?  Has HAMAS recognized Israel's right to exist?  What does their charter say?  Their objective is total reconquest, genocide & policide. Nothing less will satisfy them. Only a damn fool thinks peace is possible while Islam exists. Only a liar chants the "peace process" & "land for peace" mantras. 
  25. They are talking about these words. Words which describe Islam and the conflict it mandates in honest terms. Islam, being a fallacious fabrication, can not tolerate criticism.  Allah, being an impotent idol, can not tolerate exposure.  The High Level Group wants to outlaw revealing the truth about Islam.  They seek to stifle free speech. They can go to Hell!  I will not be silenced!  I know the truth, and I will proclaim it to all who will listen.  Islam is an evil institution, invented by an evil man for an evil purpose. He made war, genocide and terrorism into mandatory sacraments. These facts are exposed by Islam's canon of scripture: the Qur'an, Hadith & Sira.  Read them, for the love of truth! I have provided the  most vital links above, blue, underlined text. Just click it and read.                              Did you know that Muhammad was a pedophile? Did you know that he was a murderer? Did you know that he committed genocide? What in Hell makes you believe that an unrepentant sinner was God's chosen final prophet?! What in Hell makes you believe that a warmonger founded a "religion of peace"?    
  26. The High Level Group wants to censor the Internet. They want to outlaw exposing Islam as the murder cult it is. Will you let them?  Will you passively permit them to abrogate the first amendment and squelch expression of truth?  For the love of life and liberty I exhort you to shake off torpor, rise up and raise Hell!  Read, sign,  propagate and promote these on line petitions! Send their URLs to everyone in your address book, asking them to do the same. Send them to your Representative and Senators. Post links to them in your blogs and web sites. Use them in your signature line.  Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of liberty? Exercise your freedom of speech and petition while you still have them. Do it now!!
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