Petition

Hosein sharif

Assalamu-Alaikum!

This is an email in relation to the case of Danish newspaper, which you are aware of.

In order to defend our right wisely & to challenge the unfair image of Muslims western media is projecting; we have created a multi-lingual online petition (at: http://www.petitiononline.com/islamic/petition.html) which states our complaint to The Secretary General of the United Nations Organization, United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and European Union Heads of States & Members of the European Parliament.

The most important characteristic of this petition is its emphasis on article No. 20 of International convent on civil & political rights which clearly states: "Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law."

Although, we are still much behind another petition which is collecting signature in support of the Danish newspaper, the signing rate (per hour) for our petition has recently doubled & we're currently 4th on the list of most active petitions on petitiononline.com list.

We are doing our best to invite more people to sign the petition. It would be a great help if you could email your members and let them know about this petition or put its link on your Website. Would you help us?

Waiting impatiently for your answer

Your brother

Hosein sharif

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P.S. This is the English version of petition:

To: The Secretary General of the United Nations Organization, United Nations Commission on Human Rights, European Union Heads of State, Members of the European Parliament

1- On September 30th, 2005, 12 caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad were published in a Danish newspaper (Jyllands Posten). These caricatures were then republished in other magazines in Germany, Austria and France.

2- However, according to the International Convent on Civil and Political Rights that was ratified by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966 and entered into force 23 March 1976, these actions are considered crimes and in violation of international law.

The 2nd paragraph of article No. 20 of this covenant states: "Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law."

3- Therefore, both as Muslims and 1.5 billion of the 6 billion citizens of the global community, we ask the United Nations Organization and the leaders of the world, in particular the European politicians who supported the Danish newspaper paper and delayed enforcement of international law, including the International Covent on Civil and Political Rights, Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to investigate our complaint and judge those who committed this crime in a proper international legal tribunal.

4- We Muslims do not seek violence. According to our religious beliefs, the humanity of a person remains incomplete unless he is free and we hold the conviction that according to this saying of Imam Ali we are obliged to: "Be kind to people! Because if they are not your brothers and sisters in religion, they surely are your brothers and sisters in creation."

In a world increasingly moving toward hatred and division, wherein ideas like peace, tolerance and friendship among nations seems quite fragile, it is your duty to keep your sworn commitments that you believe in the shaping of an equal world, free of war and discrimination. We hope you prove to us that you respect us as we respect you as equal, intelligent and civilized humans. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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