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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Good riddance!

Her successor may not be any better, but could s/he possibly be any worse? Louise Arbour (pictured in a hijab at the far right with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a meeting of the 'non-aligned conference' in Tehran in September 2007) is retiring from her position as the United Nations' 'Human Rights Commissioner.'

Rather than cite from the disgustingly fawning piece that AFP published about her (and which Yahoo curiously placed in its Entertainment section - Hat Tip: Shy Guy), I will instead remind of you of some things Arbour did that AFP 'forgot' to mention.

In November 2006, Arbour refused to meet with the families of kidnapped IDF soldiers Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev. But she did decide that Israel was 'more to blame' than Hezbullah for human rights violations during the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006.

In January 2008, Arbour endorsed the 'Arab Human Rights Charter,' which "rejects all forms of racism and Zionism."

Since March 2008, Arbour has been involved in the planning of the 'Durban II conference,' which promises at least as big an anti-Semitic orgy as its predecessor just two weeks before the 9/11 attacks.

And finally, just last week, the UN 'Human Rights Council,' under whose aegis Arbour serves as 'human rights commissioner,' decided to ban all criticism of Islam, because "religious issues can be “very complex, very sensitive and very intense…This council is not prepared to discuss religious matters in depth, consequently we should not do it.” From now on, only religious scholars would be permitted to broach 'religious matters' before the Council."

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has yet to designate a successor to Arbour, but can s/he really be any worse?


At 11:28 PM, Blogger Thud said...


At 1:48 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - the UN is not a body known to have a love of Jews and Israel. Its next Human Rights Commissioner will no doubt reflect the outlook and values of the people who run the UN. It doesn't look good.

At 3:45 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

I expect a firm Muslim will now be placed in that position.

So much for Human Rights.

At 8:33 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

The Swiss foreign minister, Micheline Calmy-Rey, is lobbying hard to get the appointment. She could easily be worse...

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Ben Samuels said...

UN = Useless Nitwits

At 1:08 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


Is she really? Oy....


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