ORGANIZATION FOR THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
5 route des Morillons, CP 2100. 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
Telephone & Fax: 788.62.33
World Conference Against Racism
In the name of Justice, we present this statement to people with
open and alert minds and sincere intentions.
In the name of mankind, the representative of God on earth and
creator of civilization and progress everywhere - east and west, north
and south - and in the names of the great men and women, known to
history as proclaimers of the unity of God, who showed mankind the way
toward a oneness in justice, beauty, and prosperity.
Let us think and work jointly on what is taking place in the Arab
region which they call the Middle East.
Some time has elapsed since mankind began the search for energy
and power in matter. However, mankind’s enthusiasm, keenness for competition,
and feverish arrogance have led some people to lose their sense of
perspective and thus to drive the world to the brink of destruction.
Not long ago, the Nazis waged a fierce war against the rest of
the world, causing, in a few years, the destruction of half of what man
had built in hundreds of years. Most
of you, no doubt, recall the woes and atrocities of those days, and many
have suffered the tragic consequences of that war.
The tears of orphans and widows have yet to dry.
And yet our world is now faced with the emergence of a new type
of nazism whose followers claim that their doctrine goes back a long way
in history. The truth is
that they have departed from the laws of Abraham and Moses so far as to
adhere to the devilish doctrine of, “I am better than others;
I was made of fire, and they were made of clay.”
Zionism, with its inhumane ethnic, racist principles, with its
evil schemes which generate chaos all over the world, with its dangerous
plans to dominate, with its disregard for the appeals and resolutions of
international organizations, and with its beastly octopus which has
almost a decisive role in directing the policies of the greatest
countries in the world, cannot be viewed as a threat to this region
alone, but to the whole world. We
need to appreciate fully this situation before it is too late, for now
is the age of nuclear power.
For years nuclear power was controlled exclusively by the two
superpowers. Recently it
has been acquired by many countries competing for domination of the
world. In a few years, it
may become available to all and impossible to keep under control, thus
bringing the horrible risk of the destruction of this planet.
As a result of these circumstances whose ramifications threaten
to destroy the human race, we consider it our duty to call the attention
of our colleagues all over the world to a verse in a Holy Book:
O mankind, We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a
female, and made
you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other. Verily the most honored
of you in the sight of God is the most righteous of you.
We conclude with more words of wisdom by a great historical
leader who said to his followers: stand
by your brother whether he is the oppressed or the oppressor.
His followers questioned: we
stand by him when oppressed, that is his right, which we will respect
and provide, but why and how can we stand by him when he is the
oppressor?! He answered: you do so through standing by him against his oppression,
forbidding him from proceeding further into it.
By the same token, since racism is unjust and evil, and since we
consider Zionism is a form of racism as evident by Israel’s law of
return, which allows any Jew worldwide to come to live in Palestine
while it prohibits millions of Palestinians, both Christians and
Muslims, from returning to their homeland, it is the duty of all of us
to come to the aid of the followers of the religion of Moses by
eliminating the injustices which they commit.
Moses was a most influential man in the history of mankind.
He proclaimed the unity of God and he solemnly began the course
which was followed later by Jesus and Mohammed.
That is the course of a unified human race.
We now call upon the followers of the religion of Moses to heed
the voice of justice and to end injustice.
Let us all revive the heavenly symphony of justice, good and
We, the inhabitants of the region known as the cradle of
civilizations and religions, have only one thing to say to those who
have treated us with injustice and who have caused the delay of our
progress and who have caused our backwardness and disorder through their
overt and covert agents: the
traditional greeting of the Arabs,
be upon you.