Manifiesto en contra del nuevo totalitarismo (el islamismo)

Había leído ya hace un tiempo que gente como Ayaan Hirsi Ali o Salman Rushdie, entre otros, habían firmado un manifiesto contra el islamofascismo (vía Eurabian News), y ahora se puede firmar éste mismo manifiesto, en el que se espera recoger 100000 firmas (actualmente tienen unas 1100), para enviarlo a la Casa Blanca y a las Naciones Unidas.

Pasa la iniciativa Eurabian News, y puede firmarse en Petition Spot: Manifesto: Together facing the new totalitarianism.

El manifiesto se publicó en el Jyllands-Posten, el mismo periódico danés que publicó las caricaturas, y es el siguiente:

Tras haber superado el fascismo, el nazismo y el estalinismo el mundo se enfrenta ahora a una nueva amenaza totalitaria global: el islamismo.

Nosotros, escritores, periodistas, intelectuales llamamos a la resistencia contra el totalitarismo religioso y a la promoción de la libertad, la igualdad de oportunidades y los valores seculares para todos.

Los recientes sucesos acaecidos tras la publicación de dibujos de Mahoma en periodicos europeos han mostrado la necesidad de luchar por estos valores universales. Esta lucha no se ganará con las armas sino en el campo ideológico. No es un enfrentamiento de civilizaciones ni una lucha entre Oriente y Occidente a lo que asistimos sino una lucha global que enfrenta a democratas con teocratas.

Como todos los totalitarismos, el islamismo se nutre de miedos y frustraciones. Los predicadores del odio se aprovechan de tales sentimientos para engrosar sus batallones destinados a imponer un mundo liberticida y desigualitario. Pero nosotros, clara y firmemente afirmamos: nada, tampoco la desesperación justifica la elección del oscurantismo, el totalitarismo y el odio. El islamismo es una ideología reaccionaria que mata la igualdad, la libertad y el secularismo allí donde esta presente. Su éxito sólo lleva a un mundo de dominación: el dominio del hombre sobre la mujer y el dominio de los islamistas sobre todos los demás. Para oponernos a algo así, hemos de asegurar los derechos universales de los oprimidos y los discriminados.

Rechazamos el "relativismo cultural" que consiste en aceptar que hombres y mujeres de cultura musulmana deberían ser privados del derecho a la igualdad, a la libertad y a los valores seculares en nombre de cultura y tradición. Nos negamos a renunciar a nuestro espiritu critico por miedo a ser acusados de islamofobia, un concepto desafortunado que confunde la crítica al Islam como religión con la estigmatización de sus creyentes.

Reclamamos la universalidad de la libertad de expresión para que en todos los continentes pueda el espíritu crítico ejercerse contra todo dogma y todo abuso.

Llamamos a todos los demócratas y espíritus libres de todos los paises para que nuestro siglo sea uno de Ilustración y no de oscurantismo.

Firman:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Chahla Chafiq
Caroline Fourest
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Irshad Manji
Mehdi Mozaffari
Maryam Namazie
Taslima Nasreen
Salman Rushdie
Antoine Sfeir
Philippe Val
Ibn Warraq




Versión original en inglés:

After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.
We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.

The recent events, which occurred after the publication of drawings of Muhammed in European newspapers, have revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. This struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field. It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.

Like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations. The hate preachers bet on these feelings in order to form battalions destined to impose a liberticidal and unegalitarian world. But we clearly and firmly state: nothing, not even despair, justifies the choice of obscurantism, totalitarianism and hatred. Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present. Its success can only lead to a world of domination: man's domination of woman, the Islamists' domination of all the others. To counter this, we must assure universal rights to oppressed or discriminated people.

We reject « cultural relativism », which consists in accepting that men and women of Muslim culture should be deprived of the right to equality, freedom and secular values in the name of respect for cultures and traditions. We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of "Islamophobia", an unfortunate concept which confuses criticism of Islam as a religion with stigmatisation of its believers.

We plead for the universality of freedom of expression, so that a critical spirit may be exercised on all continents, against all abuses and all dogmas.

We appeal to democrats and free spirits of all countries that our century should be one of Enlightenment, not of obscurantism.

12 signatures

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Chahla Chafiq
Caroline Fourest
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Irshad Manji
Mehdi Mozaffari
Maryam Namazie
Taslima Nasreen
Salman Rushdie
Antoine Sfeir
Philippe Val
Ibn Warraq


Presentations:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, from somilian origin, is member of Dutch parliement, member of the liberal party VVD. Writter of the film Submission which caused the assasination of Theo Van Gogh by an islamist in november 2004, she lives under police protection.

Chahla Chafiq
Chahla Chafiq, writer from iranian origin, exiled in France is a novelist and an essayist. She's the author of "Le nouvel homme islamiste , la prison politique en Iran " (2002). She also wrote novels such as "Chemins et brouillard" (2005).


Caroline Fourest
Essayist, editor in chief of Prochoix (a review who defend liberties against dogmatic and integrist ideologies), author of several reference books on « laicité » and fanatism : Tirs Croisés : la laïcité à l'épreuve des intégrismes juif, chrétien et musulman (with Fiammetta Venner), Frère Tariq : discours, stratégie et méthode de Tariq Ramadan, et la Tentation obscurantiste (Grasset, 2005). She receieved the National prize of laicité in 2005.

Bernard-Henri Lévy
French philosoph, born in Algeria, engaged against all the XXth century « ism » (Fascism, antisemitism, totalitarism, terrorism), he is the author of La Barbarie à visage humain, L'Idéologie française, La Pureté dangereuse, and more recently American Vertigo.

Irshad Manji
Irshad Manji is a Fellow at Yale University and the internationally best-selling author of "The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith" (en francais: "Musulmane Mais Libre"). She speaks out for free expression based on the Koran itself. Née en Ouganda, elle a fui ce pays avec sa famille musulmane d'origine indienne à l'âge de quatre ans et vit maintenant au Canada, où ses émissions et ses livres connaissent un énorme succès.

Mehdi Mozaffari
Mehdi Mozaffari, professor from iranian origin and exiled in Denmark, is the author of several articles and books on islam and islamism such as : Authority in Islam: From Muhammad to Khomeini, Fatwa: Violence and Discourtesy and Glaobalization and Civilizations.

Maryam Namazie
Writer, TV International English producer; Director of the Worker-communist Party of Iran's International Relations; and 2005 winner of the National Secular Society's Secularist of the Year award.

Taslima Nasreen
Taslima Nasreen is born in Bangladesh. Doctor, her positions defending women and minorities brought her in trouble with a comittee of integrist called « Destroy Taslima » and to be persecuted as « apostate »

Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is the author of nine novels, including Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses and, most recently, Shalimar the Clown. He has received many literary awards, including the Booker Prize, the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, Germany's Author of the Year Award, the European Union's Aristeion Prize, the Budapest Grand Prize for Literature, the Premio Mantova, and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He is a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et Lettres, an Honorary Professor in the Humanities at M.I.T., and the president of PEN American Center. His books have been translated into over 40 languages.

Philippe Val
Director of publication of Charlie Hebdo (Leftwing french newspaper who have republished the cartoons on the prophet Muhammad by solidarity with the danish citizens targeted by islamists).

Ibn Warraq
Ibn Warraq , author notably of Why I am Not a Muslim ; Leaving Islam : Apostates Speak Out ; and The Origins of the Koran , is at present Research Fellow at a New York Institute conducting philological and historical research into the Origins of Islam and its Holy Book.

Antoine Sfeir :
Born in Lebanon, christian, Antoine Sfeir choosed french nationality to live in an universalist and « laïc » (real secular) country. He is the director of Les cahiers de l'Orient and has published several reference books on islamism such as Les réseaux d'Allah (2001) et Liberté, égalité, Islam : la République face au communautarisme (2005).

Aunque no demasiado relacionado con ésto, en Así se defienden los hindúes del Islam, puede leerse como en uno de los libros "sagrados" del Islam, el tal llamado profeta Mahoma apedreó a una mona por que interpretó que era adúltera. Perdonen, lectores, si les digo que a mi parecer a Mojamé le faltaba un tornillo.






 


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Es incongruente pensar que el Islam tiene algo que ver con el totalitarismo, por el contrario el Islam es la voz liberadora, la verdad tan clara que solo aquello necios o que tienen sus mentes cerradas intentan atacar.
El Islam es paz y planteo la libertad de expresion y el respeto a otros pensamientos muchos siglos antes que todos nosotros estuvieramos aqui en la tierra.
Leer Historia muchachos...y por supuesto no escrita por subjetivos historiadores.... sin por reales historiadores....
En vez de lignorar leer sobre el islam desde sus fuentes...

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