The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ambassador to the UN, Ufuk Gokcen is using the Paris terror attacks to push an agenda started in his home country of Turkey with the help of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011. As an international voice of the OIC, a Muslim bloc of 57 nation states, Gokcen is using the Paris attacks to apply pressure to non-Muslim countries to enact blasphemy laws that would criminalize criticism of Islam. Known as the “Istanbul Process”, which was officially kicked off by Hillary, then Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (now Prime Minister) and the OIC Secretary General from Istanbul in 2011; it’s all about exploiting such tragedies to push its agenda.
If there were a legitimate reason for the Obama administration not to appear at the sham Paris rally on January 11th, Davutoglu’s presence in the front row would have warranted it but again, predictably, we’re not hearing that as a reason. Davutoglu’s reason for being at the rally was 180 degrees away from the supposed reason for the rally itself. The “Istanbul Process” he co-chaired seeks to criminalize the publication of the anti-Muhammad cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo in the first place.
The OIC’s Ambassador to the United Nations Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen took to twitter and expressed his support for an article that revealed the real reason for Davutoglu’s appearance in the Paris rally (h/t Patrick Poole):
Charlie Hebdo attack&reactions underline critical imp. of renewed commitment to resolution 16/18&Rabat Plan of Action http://t.co/NoBXnzEKWg
— Ufuk Gokcen (@iktgokcen) January 12, 2015
As Shoebat.com reported, Resolution 16/18 was used as the foundation for the inaugural “Istanbul Process” meeting chaired by Hillary and Davutoglu. The decision to point to the Innocence of Muslims as reason for the Benghazi attacks and riots all across the Middle East was likewise intended to push the “Istanbul Process”.
As a result of all this, the rally in Paris sent incredibly conflicting messages. On one hand, there were world leaders like Merkel, Cameron, and Hollande who were supposed to be marching in opposition to murderous attacks on freedom of the press. On the other hand, Turkey was represented by a Prime Minister who wants to criminalize the very act of publishing the cartoons Charlie Hebdo published.
Inherent in this desire is at least a partial belief that Charlie Hebdo got what it deserved for breaking a law that Davutoglu believes should exist.
That is what makes Davutoglu’s inclusion in the rally so despicable.