Michael Youssef
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No, I am not talking about the impending economic doom that some are predicting will impact both continents.

I am talking about the complicit support given to Muslim countries in the UN who have been on a rampage to make it an international crime to criticize Islam in any way, shape or form.

In December 2011, the United States hosted what is known as the “Istanbul Process Conference” in Washington, DC. This Conference is explicitly committed to a global ban on any verbal or written criticism of any aspect of Islamic Sharia—even if it is an honest assessment. After all, how else will they cram Sharia down the throats of unsuspecting Westerners?

This effort is spear-headed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [OIC], an organization of 57 Muslim countries. The OIC has long been pressuring the European Union and the United States to sign on to what amounts to a suicidal scheme, not only for Europeans and Americans, but to all freedom-loving people in the world.

The OIC’s success in their feverish effort to have the UN pass Resolution 16/18 is a modern day marvel. That resolution was adopted at the HRC [Human Rights Commission] in Geneva in March 2011 and it was quietly approved by the 193-member UN General Assembly on December 19th. However, it needs strong Western support to be effectual.

If this is supported by the West, Americans, with their love for the First Amendment, will have to watch as they lose the free exercise of religion and freedom of speech as Islamic Sharia is slowly but surely enforced in the United States just as it is in England today.

What the United States did in hosting the Istanbul Process was unprecedented since the founding of the United Nations. Namely, they gave the OIC political legitimacy in its desire to silence any voice, including the voice of good Muslim scholars, from criticizing Islam or its tenets. Now Europe is chomping at the bit to host the next convention.

Make no mistake about it. What the OIC is aspiring to accomplish both in Europe and in America is to muzzle the few brave politicians and diplomats who are objecting to the Islamic refusal to integrate into both continents. Indeed, they are asking for Muslims and Islam to be given a privileged position.

As a boy attending government schools in Egypt, we were taught openly and unequivocally, by Muslim teachers, that Islam spreads throughout the world by the sword. However, Islamic expansion could also be fueled in other ways—as indeed we see today.

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Michael Youssef

Dr. Michael Youssef is the author of 27 books including his most recent and timely Blindsided: The Radical Islamic Conquest. His blog: www.michaelyoussef.com Follow on Twitter: @MichaelAYoussef