CASE 59-2020: Noam Chomsky
Legal Act on the World Peace Congress 2021
12 June 2021
Dear International Peace Bureau (IPB) & Director Reiner Braun,
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee (IBEC) is hereby communicating to publicly repudiate the invitation made to Noam Chomsky in order to participate in the World Peace Congress 2021 to be held in Barcelona, since in January 2021 this individual was already sentenced for the serious crime of Genocide Denialism, which is not only a tremendous violation of Ethics but also is considered a crime in many countries where the International Peace Bureau (IPB) has institutional members.
I. The International Buddhist Ethics Committee has sentenced Noam Chomsky for Denialism because this immoral person has denied the existence of three genocides: the Cambodian Buddhist Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide and the Srebrenica Genocide, showing a lack of empathy with the suffering of millions of people. Shockingly, Noam Chomsky has even supported Holocaust deniers, demonstrating a criminal and immoral profile that is contrary to the ideals of World Peace allegedly advocated by the IPB.
II. The International Buddhist Ethics Committee reminds the International Peace Bureau of what scholars in the Genocide Studies discipline have already discovered: Denialism is effectively the last stage of genocide. According to this perspective, Noam Chomsky has been a participant in the final stage of at least three genocides. Although he is a famous thinker, he has undoubtedly showed inappropriate and criminal behavior.
III. The International Buddhist Ethics Committee publicly requests the International Peace Bureau (IPB) to immediately cancel the invitation and participation of Noam Chomsky in the World Peace Congress, as this person has participated in the worst crimes that exist: the final stage of genocide. This matter is very serious and it is not about an academic debate. The IPB has a duty to respect the highest ideals of World Peace and never betray this ethical mandate by revalidating thinkers who commit international crimes.
IV. The International Buddhist Ethics Committee publicly requests the International Peace Bureau (IPB) not to deny these crimes against humanity and to apologize to the millions of victims of the Genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda and Srebrenica.
V. The International Buddhist Ethics Committee recalls that the Maitriyana Buddhist Community has previously communicated with the International Peace Bureau (IPB) denouncing this fact about Chomsky, although the directors of the IPB have remained themselves completely silent about this scandal.
VI. The International Buddhist Ethics Committee confirms that the International Peace Bureau (IPB) has also remained silent about the censorship carried out by WordPress against the humanitarian organization Supreme Council of World Peace (UNICEF Partner), which shows a total lack of solidarity and of engagement with the human rights and fundamental freedoms.
VII. The International Buddhist Ethics Committee asks the International Peace Bureau (IPB) to correct its misbehavior and to follow the highest standards of ethics, righteousness and justice.
With spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
H.E. Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights