The humorless United NationsIn response to Monday's welcoming reception for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Geneva, the United Nations has expelled a 'large number' of members of the European Union of Jewish Students, from whose ranks the clowns and gallery hecklers who disrupted Ahmadinejad's speech were drawn. I suppose that since they cannot really expel the country delegations who walked out of the hall, Ban Ki-Moon and his friends are taking it out on the students instead. No matter - most of the 'action' in Geneva is taking place outside the conference hall anyway.
Spokeswoman Marie Heuze said the UN acted in response to Monday's disturbance by rainbow-wigged protesters, who shouted insults and threw small red clowns' noses at Ahmadinejad.I suppose no one should expect the UN to recognize that the problem wasn't with the students but with its decision to grant this vile racist a platform.
Heuze said Tuesday the students "have no chance of returning."
The group's web site is here. For those who are able to and are so inclined, you can donate to the European Union of Jewish Students here.
A video report by Roger Simon and Claudia Rosett on Monday's occurrences in Geneva is here. (If that link doesn't work, try this one, but it may only work for 24 hours).