The second International Conference in Support of the Arab Peoples in Cairo January 1969 - resolutions - Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide by Bat Ye'or

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The second International Conference in Support of the Arab Peoples in Cairo January 1969 - resolutions - Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide by Bat Ye'or

Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, December 2001
ISBN:0838639437 Buy on Amazon
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This passage is of vital importance in understanding how infiltration of western institutions such as the media, academia and NGOs was a deliberate act.

Pages:294-296
Extract:ISLAM AND DHIMMITUDE

Page 294-296

The 1967 Six-Day War revealed to the Arab countries the importance of Western public opinion. This was perceived by them to be massively and spontaneously pro-Israeli. In September 1968 the fourth Conference of the Academy of Islamic Research, held at the University of al-Azhar in Cairo, examined all the doctrinal and historical aspects of jihad. In addition to armed struggle, it also emphasized the importance of jihad by the written and spoken word, that is, propaganda. The proceedings of the Conference were published in Arabic and in English.86

The second International Conference in Support of the Arab Peoples was held in Cairo on 25-26 January 1969. It assembled delegates from seventy-four countries and fifteen international organisations, representing a wide spectrum of politicians, public opinion markers, and intellectuals, among whom were British historian Arnold Toynbee and French Arabist Jacques Berque. The chief object of the conference was to emphasize the hostility to Zionism, and the solidarity with the Arab population of Palestine. In its appeal, the conference stressed that all information media should be mobilized to enlighten world public opinion, kept in ignorance and confusion by deceitful propaganda on the part of Israel and its supporters.

It is an incumbent moral and political duty of all participants to this conference to reveal the truth and spread it through the press, the radio, television, demonstrations, visits of delegations, and the organization of seminars and conferences in the West and through all continents.

The Conference issued twenty-three resolutions on mobilization, among them the following practical measures:

1) Special committees are to be established to coordinate activities on this issue. Such activities are to be directed in the way most suitable to the individual conditions of each country. Special committees can be created or maintained on particular issues.

7) To appeal to all international and national organisations and committees to organize public demonstrations, exhibitions, publications, films, etc., dealing with the background, causes, current events, Israeli atrocities, refugees, Palestinian resistance, etc., according to the possibilities in each country.

9) Special emphasis to be placed on the mobilization of public opinion in countries where governments are taking a negative stand or helping Israeli aggression.

15) The conference decided to form special parliamentary groups, where they did not exist, and to use the parliamentary platform for promoting support of the Arab people and the Palestinian resistance.

19) It also decided to organise two seminars on the Middle East issue, one in Western Europe and one in the United States.

22) Representatives would organize, on return from the conference, special meetings and publications, and utilize the press, radio and television media to popularize the conference’s decisions in the most appropriate way for each individual country.

Among the 54 members of the Sponsoring Committee, 46 were from Europe: 32 from Western Europe (France, Italy, England, Belgium, Cyprus), 11 from the communist countries (Yugoslavia, Poland, East Germany, Hungary), 2 from Chile, and 1 from the United States.

Twenty-four years after the extermination of European Jewry, anti-Zionism-like anti-Semitism-consisted of an ideology divided into topics, which were intended for worldwide diffusion through a media network, operating at all social levels. This policy aimed to transform the balance of forces in international opinion, transferring the capital of sympathy which the Israelis enjoyed until then to the Palestinians. Thus, the triangular relationships of dhimmitude-Muslims, Christians, Jews-emerged from the traditional inter-communal level to take on international proportions.

The Arab states-backed mainly, but not exclusively by Saudi Arabia-contributed vast sums to universities, centers for Islamic studies, international communications agencies, and private and governmental organisations in order to win over world opinion. This propaganda, an effective war machine, was labelled: “the re-establishment of even-handed judgement.”


Islam and Dhimmitude by Bat Ye’or pp. 294-6