Archives for posts with tag: Libya

Blog Report: FILM RIOTS SUGGEST SUCCESS RATHER THAN FAILURE OF “ARAB SPRING,” By Ambassador Mo
The provocations that come in the form of offensive cartoons or films maligning Islam are actually a handy opportunity  – think President Obama said it right before the UN General Assembly today (September 25, 2012): “Violence is their only way to stay relevant.”
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Blog Report: DOES US OWE APOLOGY TO MUSLIMS? By Ambassador Mo
At least not over a cheap, base film produced by a hateful Christian pastor based in Florida. As a film critic, one might ban the film, but US tradition is to maximize free speech. I would as a Muslim find it troubling if US Government encroached any further into limiting free speech after recent efforts to silence WikiLeaks or prosecute persons under theory of material support for terrorism.
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VIOLENCE IN NAME OF DEFENDING PROPHET MOHAMMED &/OR KORAN ACTUALLY COMMITS GREATEST SIN AGAINST ISLAM, By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
The murder of 4 US diplomats in Benghazi, Libya including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens are tragedies for the US & families/friends of individuals involved. This is also a greater calamity for Arab World & even Muslims more broadly. Schemes of bigotry & intolerance must be confronted with first of all peace & a free society – in free marketplace of ideas, best will rise to top hate will sink.
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Blog Report: WHY NO ICC (INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT)? By Ambassador Mo
Big Power ambiguity/hostility to ICC, particularly China, Russia but also US & India is much of it. Referring Libya to ICC acted as catalyst toward resolution & still continues to encourage rule of law in what otherwise might be an even more erratic transformation. So what is it that makes Syria so different from Libya? –MORE–
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Blog Report: LIBYA’S COMING OUT PARTY, By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Democracy is what makes countries look beautiful. It projects not only respect for the rule of law and some political order, but it also evidences the respect of citizens for each other. At its best, its needs no cosmetics to conceal a despot’s desire to perpetuate a hold on power or glitzy ads/promises to blind the voters. –MORE–
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Blog Report: RULE OF LAW AS BASIS FOR PROTECTING CITIZENS: UN
Rule of law is key to the implementation of the ‘responsibility to protect’ principle, “R2P”, & the prevention of atrocities according to Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, Patricia O’Brien, coincidentally speaking at a roundtable discussion on the R2P concept at the 55th annual meeting of the Russian Association of International Law in Moscow. –More–
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Blog Report: LIBYA “URGED” BY UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO RELEASE 4 ICC STAFF, By Ambassador Mo
A “Press Statement” representing consensus of all 15 members, the UNSC “urge(d) Libyan authorities at all levels & all concerned to work towards immediate release of all ICC staff members.”  Statement highlighted it is legal obligation of Libya under Security Council resolution 1970, which referred situation in Libya to ICC (International Criminal Court) last year, to cooperate fully.  –More–
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