Once again, the Un-Human Rights Council, which last year replaced the discredited, identically acronymed Un-Human Rights Commission, has come out against human rights. This time the human right they have resolved against is the right of free speech.
The statement proposed by the Organization of Islamic Conference addressed what it called a “campaign” against Muslim minorities and the Islamic religion around the world since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.
The resolution, which was opposed by European and a number of other non-Muslim countries, “expresses deep concern at attempts to identify Islam with terrorism, violence and human rights violations.”
It makes no mention of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism or any other religion besides Islam, but urges countries “to take resolute action to prohibit the dissemination of racist and xenophobic ideas and material aimed at any religion or its followers that constitute incitement and religious hatred, hostility, or violence.”
Iran, whose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” belongs to the 57-member Islamic conference.
The resolution was adopted by a 24-14 vote with nine abstentions. Canada, Japan and South Korea joined European countries in opposition, primarily citing its excessive focus on Islam and incompatibility with fundamental rights such as the freedoms of speech and thought. […]
There are 17 Muslim countries in the 47-nation human rights council. Their alliance with China, Cuba, Russia and most of the African members means they can almost always achieve a majority.
I don’t have a thoughtful response to this ironic insult to our intelligence, just the thousand-mile-stare of a man who increasingly feels that the time approaches to gird for total war, and that the second thing we should do is quit the Un and sell the Un-building to Trump or someone who will bring in some classier tenants. The first step is to start sinking the Iranian navy.