I was just reading a blog post written by Glenn Penner from The Voice of the Martyrs Canada concerning some recent comments that Condoleezza Rice made at a conference called Organization of the Islamic Conference.
Glenn explains what Condi said, "Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that the appointment will help to promote principles that Muslims and non-Muslims alike "hold dear," such as human rights and human dignity, social justice and equal opportunity, liberty and the rule of law. She told the OIC ambassadors, "These are not American values or Western values. They are universal values, values that are lived and practiced by the majority of Muslims in the world, many of whom are citizens of democracies."
If you read this blog frequently, then you can already tell what Glenn took issue with. But I'd like you to visit his blog to read his final comments which are worth reading.
And I would like to add that aside from the immense Christian persecution from Muslims, what I find fascinating is the ecumenical shift that conferences like this are trying to promote. After all we are all "universal" in our values.
What do you think about this?
It's simple: political speak. Plus, the U.S. need to be careful about speaking ill of those countries that we don't want to anger - such as Saudi Arabia or China - which has a terrible human rights record - yet we support them. If we chastise one country for it's record, then those that think logically will have to begin asking the same questions of those countries with the same terrible records: Why doesn't the U.S. go after those countries? Answer: money, power, oil, influences, etc.
Posted by: Alan Paul | March 12, 2008 at 10:20 PM