Thursday, February 16, 2006

UN idiocy

Some Europeans are angry that Javier Solana (first item) and Kofi Annan for signing a joint statement with the Organization of the Islamic Conference saying: “We understand the deep hurt and widespread indignation felt in the Muslim world. The freedom of the press, which entails responsibility and discretion, should respect the beliefs and tenets of all religions.”
Now there's this:
Meanwhile, Mr Solana continues his appeasement visit to the Middle East. On Wednesday he met Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo. The EU Foreign Policy Coordinator told the press that they discussed measures to ensure that “religious symbols can be protected.” He said: “Such steps could materialise through various mechanisms, maybe inside the new human rights commission created in the UN.”
Is this the same commision that was recently kicked the US off of it's membership, and elected Libya to chair the commision?
Not technically, since a resolution is being negotiated that would create a new commission.
Though caving to Islamic dictators in the supression of free speech doesn't bode well, though doing it in the name of human rights in hippocritical and oxy-moronic enough to qualify it as a UN endevor. Here's article 19 of the universal declaration on human rights:
Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.


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