Speech of David Erzet – Warsaw – OSCE 2012
Meeting about intolerance and discrimination against Christians and members of other religions. Speech of David ERZET, President of the Belgian Association NONALI and Belgian Representative of the Organisation I.C.L.A. .(International Civil Liberties Alliance). The text of the speech is avalaible on the bottom on this page. Many others videos are also available on the website of ICLA-BELGIUM : www.icla-belgique.com or on the website of ICLA International : libertiesalliance.org
Text of the speech of David ERZET in WARSAW – OCDE 2012
In the absence of clarification, we ask that the use of this expression is banned by the assembly.
This prohibition is logical if we consider that the word “Islamophobia” is never used by the OSCE which uses the term “intolerance against Islam,” while some associations continue to use that word.I remind members of the OSCE that a phobia is a mental illness.
The practice of suppressing freedom of expression by characterizing it as mental illness is reminiscent of the techniques practiced in the USSR under Brezhnev when opponents deemed mentally ill were subject to arbitrary detention.
We therefore request that the OSCE, and particularly the representative of my country, Belgium, implement appropriate measures to prevent the dissemination of texts containing incitement to discrimination or violence, in the form of books, journals and other publications on paper or through internet.