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Catholic organizer explains work with Muslims at UN

Catholic World News - January 13, 2012

Austin Ruse, the president of the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute, explains why, and how, he has worked effectively with representatives of Islamic nations during political battles at the UN.

Some human-rights activists prefer not to form alliances with the Islamic states, Ruse notes. He disagrees, remarking that the Muslim delegates regularly support Catholic groups in debates about abortion, feminism, and marriage.

More ominously, Ruse reports that Latin American countries are under enormous pressure from international organizations, while African countries are reliant on the same organizations for help in their fight against poverty. The Islamic nations are sometimes the only allies for pro-family forces.

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  • Posted by: Salome - Jan. 13, 2012 5:47 PM ET USA

    1. Abortion: in Islamic jurisprudence, there is no penalty for parents who kill their child. 2. Feminism: in Islamic jurisprudence, a woman's word is worth half that of a man. In Pakistan, an Islamic country, most women in prison are there for the crime of having been raped. 3. Marriage: in Islam, a man can have up to four wives simultaneously, and the right to divorce any of them in an instant, and can marry a prepubescent girl. What do we have in common?

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