February 19, 2006

THEY UNDERSTAND MUSLIMS AS BADLY AS THE ISLAMOPHOBES DO:

Many Muslims ignore Iran’s incitement over cartoons (Iran Focus, 19 Feb 2006)

An attempt by Iran’s radical theocratic government to organise an international conference of Islamist parties in Tehran to adopt a unanimous position on the publication of cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad may have to be put off due to lack of interest from political parties across the Muslim world.

Iran invited a total of 149 various political parties in Muslim countries to take part in its “Global Conference of Parties from Islamic States”.

The event was billed by Iran’s state-run media as a major international response to the “blasphemous, Islamophobic moves of Western governments”. A draft resolution prepared by the organisers included references to Iran’s nuclear stand-off with the West and declared support for the Islamic Republic.

Contrary to their expectation, the organisers have not heard from the vast majority of the invitees. Up until now, only three parties from Algeria have signed up for the conference, despite the extensive advertisement that has been carried out and the huge cost that comes with it.

The event has had to been postponed several times due to lack of interest.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 19, 2006 6:19 PM
Comments

The recent Cheney disgrace has overshadowed the conference in importance.

Posted by: Genecis at February 20, 2006 12:20 PM

Too busy rioting.

Posted by: jefferson park at February 20, 2006 1:13 PM

Who needs a conference when you've got the Internet?

Posted by: joe shropshire at February 20, 2006 2:26 PM

the failure of this conference due to lack of interest (by the putative attendees) is a useful data point to keep handy.

Posted by: toe at February 21, 2006 2:40 PM
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