Skip to comments.UN petitioned over West's "Islamophobia"
Posted on 06/17/2010 9:18:49 AM PDT by walford
GENEVA - Muslim states said on Wednesday that what they call islamophobiais sweeping the West and its media and demanded that the United Nations take tougher action against it.
Delegates from Islamic countries, including Pakistan and Egypt, told the United Nations Human Rights Council that treatment of Muslims in Western countries amounted to racism and discrimination and must be fought.
People of Arab origin face new forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance and experience discrimination and marginalization, an Egyptian delegate said, according to a U.N. summary.
And Pakistan, speaking for the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), said the councils special investigator into religious freedom should look into such racism especially in Western societies.
Acting for the OIC, Pakistan has tabled a resolution at the council instructing its special investigator on religious freedom to work closely with mass media organizations to ensure that they create and promote an atmosphere of respect and tolerance for religious and cultural diversity.
The OIC and its allies in the 47-nation council including Russia, China and Cuba dub criticism of Muslim practices and linking of terrorism waged under the proclaimed banner of Islamism as islamophobiathat pillories all Muslims.
BOUND TO PASS
Diplomats say the resolution, which also tells the investigator to make recommendations to the Human Rights Council on how its strictures might be implemented, is bound to pass given the majority the OIC and its allies have in the body.
The countries of the majority group, which also include India and Brazil, ensure that its members and their friends outside the council such as Sri Lanka and Iran are shielded from any serious criticism of their rights record.
The group ensures that council fire is largely aimed at Israel over its occupation of Palestinian territories and treatment of people living there as well as on the Israeli blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza.
On Tuesday, after hours of wrangling, the group allowed a statement to be read to the council by Norway on behalf of 56 U.N. member states strongly criticizing Iran for its treatment of dissenters.
But although the statement was hailed by U.S. ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe as a victory for the Iranian people, diplomats noted that only just over a quarter of U.N. member states had backed it, of them only 14 countries in the council.
Human rights activists who are allowed to speak at the body if their organizations are accredited by the United Nations said the statement drafted largely by the United States was the best available substitute for a formal resolution.
The Western group knows it could never get such a resolution passed in this council, and this is the only way they have of fighting back, said Roy Brown, long-time chief representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.
Brown said the loophole was likely to be closed in a coming review of the councils activity since it was launched in 2006 to replace a discredited predecessor.
US out of the UN...UN out of the US...
Look in the mirror first you pork eaters!
Since “phobia” is associated with fear, I propose we find another word denoting disgust and revulsion that we can append to the end of “Islam...”
They’ve earned it.
They are slime.
More crocodile tears from the Crying Imams.
So what do we do? We put one in the White House. Freaking brilliant.
Thank you idiot demoRATs and liberals for what you've done. Your just "desserts" will be your having to watch your children and grandchildren royally suffer from your idiocy. It's not fair that my children and grandchildren also have to suffer though.
No one is afraid of your hateful, cowardly asses, dangerous though you may be in using OUR technology in your frothing insanity.
Sane westerners view your unrestrained (YOUR fault) radical elements like the filthy cockroaches in our garage.
A simple matter of extermination.
What? The UN was hijacked years ago by their current muslim masters.... we see this everyday in their pronouncements against the only democracy in the Mideast..... the nation they put in place when the UN represented something good...
The Saudi Arabian Mutaween, or Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (i.e., the religious police) prohibits the practice of any religion other than Islam. Conversion of a Muslim to another religion is considered apostasy, a crime punishable by death (Capital punishment in Saudi Arabia) if the accused does not recant. The Government does not permit non-Muslim clergy to enter the country for the purpose of conducting religious services.
We can only hope.
It’s not a “phobia” if it’s based in truth.
If you don’t like it, stay the F**K out of our country! If you’ll notice, there aren’t many Americans that go to live in a predominately Muslim country. The reason being.....Muslims hate us and our way of life! We don’t give a flying rats ass what you think of us! Your words cannot hurt us! Rats....all rats!
We really do need to get out of the UN, defund it altogether and then kick them the hell off our shores and we need to do this NOW! The sooner the better!
Gee, nearly three thousand dead people less than fice miles away from the UN building.
No wonder America thinks the UN is nothing but a bunch of commie terrorists assholes.
I didn’t know Islam was a “race.”
“We really do need to get out of the UN, defund it altogether and then kick them the hell off our shores...
Dibs on a 37th floor, SW corner unit overlooking central Manhattan, at the new East River Condos.
Now try to imagine the effect if this gaggle of hypocritical fools ever got serious power. They already waste serious money. And our own gaggle of internationalist fools in government insist that there’s something innately virtuous about this con game. We seriously need to opt out.
They have the gall to push this nonsense in the UN while the real abuse and mistreatment of a people is ignored: the treatment of Christians in most all Muslim nations.
All those ‘leaders’ in the West who remain silent about the hypocrisy and lies of the Muslims are cowards and fools (or on the other side), and are doing the nations of the West great harm.
They've learned to play the race card. They're gearing up for war with Israel and are getting ready to label anyone who doesn't side with them a racist.
You'll never get the stench out.
As long as we’re not beating the hell out of Muslims with sticks, Muslims in the West are treated better than Muslim women in Islamic countries.
Indeed, the fact that other religions than Islam are not tolerated in Muslim countries and yet they expect us to accommodate them in ours speaks volumes about their mindset.
It is always a one-way street with them: THEIR WAY.
Why has NO ONE ever called obumbles on his Freudian slip?
Hear! Hear! And let the incoming batch of congresscritters take note.
If they would stop loving death and violence so much, normal people might start liking them.
And all this whining from the same "religion of peace" that hung a 7-year old child as a spy. They're going to have to reach upward to become slime.
You're right - almost every Muslim country has it ... time to "object" to the UN....