OSCE Warsaw: The Coordination Centre Against Racism and Islamophobia

The following intervention was read by an unidentified young lady representing the Coordination Centre Against Racism and Islamophobia at OSCE Warsaw on September 14, 2017, during Session 7, “Tolerance and non-discrimination”. Unfortunately, this video clip has a simultaneous English translation, so we can’t hear the Muslima speaking in French.

I must point out two major falsehoods included by this woman in her intervention:

1.   She says that the Muslim headscarf has been banned. This is untrue; several Western countries (including France) have banned face coverings, i.e. garments that conceal facial features. Such garments would include ski masks as well as the niqab and the burka.
2.   Her assertion that Muslim apparel is targeted while Christian crosses are not. The opposite is the case: Christians are far more likely to be persecuted for wearing crosses than Muslimas are for the hijab. This is especially true in Britain.

I must also point out that, in contrast to her treatment of interventions read by Counterjihadists, the moderator does not appear to have rebuked the Muslima after her intervention.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

For links to previous articles about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, see the OSCE Archives.

3 thoughts on “OSCE Warsaw: The Coordination Centre Against Racism and Islamophobia

  1. Quite frankly my response is obvious – QUIT aligning racism with Islamophobia!!!! Muslims are NOT a race of people – a Bosniak is EXACTLY the same ethnicity as a non Muslim Bosnian. An Egyptian Coptic Christian is the very same as a Muslim Egyptian. As for the supposed racism towards Arabs…..the majority of Muslims in France are from the Maghreb and ergo, are NOT Arabs !!!!

    • I believe the Egyptian Copts are, broadly, descended from the original inhabitants, and the Muslims from the arab invaders.

  2. What’s up with the Christian crosses? Is head covering equal to a small golden chain around neck with a little cross? I find this comparison rather ridiculous. Head coverings have a traditional symbolism – you are supposed to uncover your head when you enter inside, at least in our part of the world. How does that equate with a little golden cross on someone’s neck? It’s like saying that football guards and voleyball guards are equal? Ridiculous.

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