Australia's got a fever, and the only prescription is being lectured by supporters of Sharia law.
The Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC), which represents 56 openly Islamist nations that refuse to sign the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the grounds that it restricts Sharia law, has been instrumental in trying to keep criticism of the "religion of peace" as quiet as possible. Now they plan to send representatives to Australia to discuss "Transition and Change: The OIC and the Islamic World.” Supposedly, the talk is meant to remedy lingering "Islamophobia" in Australia by having the OIC's representative, Professor Ekmelledin Ihsanoglu, lecture Australians from podiums at the Australian National Press Club, and Brisbane University.
Skeptical observers may wonder what exactly persuaded Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd to permit this. Australia has historically been a strong ally of the West in the War on Terror, and would hardly be an easy case study for the implementation of Sharia.
UPDATE: This video from Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch tells you all you need to know about the OIC: