The annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is coming up at the end of this month in Warsaw, and NGOs in the OSCE region are gearing up to do ideological battle in the side events.
One of them is COJEP, Conseil de la Jeunesse Pluriculturelle, a multicultural “youth” organization that is an outgrowth of Millî Görüş, a Turkish radical Islamic group that has a pan-European reach. HDIM meetings are included in COJEP’s remit, and it is planning a side event in Warsaw.
This morning I received the following email from COJEP:
Dear Mr. or Ms.,
We are pleased to invite you at our side-event: “Annoucement [sic] of the Annual Report of ORIW”, that will take place the 30th September 2014 During the Human Dimension Implementation
ORIW, Organization “Racism Islamophobia Watch”, is an organization with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It works with expert consultants and lawyers to defend and protect people against islamophobia and racism in francophone countries. Our organization is independent and not affiliated to any political party or government structure.
ORIW takes the initiative to organize different events and conferences to raise awareness about racism and islamophobia with the support of related national and international organizations. Besides, it examines carefully the applications of individuals and organizations who are the victims of islamophobia to provide them juridical support afterwards.
ORIW supports people with judicial help, detects acts of racism and islamophobia in media, social networks, different corresponding reports, personal networks, individual applications, which afterwards are reported to higher authorities. ORIW issues monthly and annual reports in order to draw attention to islamophobia and racism in everyday life and to get free from prejudices.
You can find in the attachments the details of our side-event
Thank you so much for your interest.
The attachment was a PDF file of a color brochure. It included some slick graphics that are not easily reproduced here, but the copyable text is below:
ORIW supports and assists to people whose moral and legal values of life are in danger because of racist or Islamophobic actions in Francophone countries (France, Belgium, Switzerland).
ORIW also publishes monthly and annual reports to draw attention on Islamophobia and racism in everyday life and to become free of prejudice.
Warsaw meeting/side event, on September 30, will be dedicated to the announcement of the annual report of ORIW.
For registration please contact:
Opening speech speaker and Moderator :
Mr. Bilal DINÇ – Member of the Presidential Council of COJEP and Legal Advisor
Presentation of Annual Report :
Ms. Cécile DURMAZ – Director of Organization Racism and Islamophobia Watch
- Mr. Marouane Mohamed – Advisor on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims. OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
- Mr. Talip KÜÇÜKCAN – Personel [sic] Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims. (will be confirmed)
- Mr. Abu Bakr RIEGER – Chairman of European Muslim Union.
After the side event, apperatifs [sic] will be provided.
Counterjihadists, take note!
If you’re going to be in Warsaw on September 30, you may want to drop by the COJEP side event and put a few (polite!) questions to the organizers. It’s advisable to take along a copy of Reliance of the Traveller, so that your points will be well-informed, and reflect authoritative Sunni Islamic law as established by a consensus of the scholars.
For links to previous articles about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, see the OSCE Archives.