NEW MARCH 16th CHAIRMAN’S REPORT ONLINE -In this issue: Radical imam says Sharia will replace Constitution / Terror attack on our troops in Germany / Congressman King stands firm / Atheists and leftists rally in support of Ground Zero Mosque / Christians in Egypt under attack / Romantic relationship leads to widespread violence / Can democracy survive in the Middle East?
AS THE WORLD BURNS, OBAMA TALKS GENDER – A few days into the humanitarian disaster in Japan, a major nuclear reactor problem, and the continuing crisis in north Africa and the Middle East, President Obama played golf for most of last Saturday. On his weekly radio address he spoke about how women don’t have equal opportunities as men do in American society. He failed to mention that a greater percentage of women receive college degrees than men, but lamented that there were not enough female engineers and mathematicians. Meanwhile Christian women are kidnapped, raped and forced into Muslim marriages all over the world, but that is not his concern.
BILL OPPOSING USE OF FOREIGN LAW IN USA – Congressman Sandy Adams (R-FL) introduced H.R.973, to prevent the misuse of foreign law in United States federal courts. The bill states: “In any court created by or under Article III of the Constitution of the United States, no justice, judge, or other judicial official shall decide any issue in a case before that court in whole or in part on the authority of foreign law, except to the extent the Constitution or an Act of Congress requires the consideration of that foreign law.”
U.N. BLASPHEMY OF RELIGION RESOLUTION – Every year since 1998 the United Nations “Human Rights Council,” which is for the most part made up of the worst human rights offenders in the world, has passed a resolution against “blasphemy of religion.”It is, of course, introduced by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, has been annually adopted in the General Assembly and is a means of establishing Islam as being above reproach. After two high profile assassinations of officials in Pakistan who opposed blasphemy laws, it appears that the resolution will not be introduced this year. Pakistan usually promotes the blasphemy resolution. Nina Shea reported that a high-level State Department official has told her that the March 2 assassination of Pakistani Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, doomed the anti-blasphemy push in the Human Rights Council. Read more from Nina Shea