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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Your tax dollars at work: UNHRC reports on gendered impact of counter-terrorism measures

The United Nations 'Human Rights Council' has issued a report that discusses
the gendered impact of counter-terrorism measures on men and persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, and addresses how gender intersects with other prohibited grounds of discrimination, such as race and religion.”
What does that mean? Pajamas Media's Ron Radosh explains.
What this gobbledygook legalese means is that when the Israelis engage in counter-terrorism against terrorists and suicide bombers, they are threatening the rights of trans-gendered individuals. How? When a man dresses as a woman, the Israelis might embarrass an honest cross-dresser by subjecting him/her to a humiliating search, thereby interfering with the person’s sexual identity and human rights. They state:
The report identifies the ways in which those subject to gender-based abuse are often caught between targeting by terrorist groups and the State’s counter-terrorism measures that may fail to prevent, investigate, prosecute or punish these acts and perpetrate new human rights violations with impunity. These violations are amplified through war rhetoric and increased militarization in countering terrorism, both of which marginalize those who challenge or fall outside the boundaries of predetermined gender roles and involve situations of armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in which gender-based violence and gendered economic, social and cultural rights violations abound.
They add: “The report then draws attention to the fact that contrary to these international human rights obligations to ensure equality, some Governments have used the human rights of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals as a bartering tool to appease terrorist or extremist groups in ways that have furthered unequal gender relations and subjected such persons to increased violence.”

On page 19 the report says: “Enhanced immigration controls that focus attention on male bombers who may be dressing as females to avoid scrutiny make transgender persons susceptible to increased harassment and suspicion.” (my emphasis.)
And now that the United States has joined the 'Human Rights Council,' if you're an American, your tax dollars are paying for this important research.

Of course, the irony of all this is that Israel is the only country in the Middle East in which 'lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals' can live without fear of being stoned to death. Gay 'Palestinians' are constantly trying to flee to Israel out of fear of death in the 'Palestinian Authority.'

But what's more important: The rights of gays or the rights of terrorists? I'm waiting to hear the gay community in the US tell President Obama.

Exit question: Are those men or women at the top of this post? How can you tell?


At 3:02 PM, Blogger Ashan said...

"Of course, the irony of all this is that Israel is the only country in the Middle East in which 'lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals' can live without fear of being stoned to death. Gay 'Palestinians' are constantly trying to flee to Israel out of fear of death in the 'Palestinian Authority.'"


This transgender rubbish from the UNCHR is just more stupidity drummed up to trash Israel and prevent its security forces from protecting innocent Israeli civilians from Palithug barbarians.

There are no real cross-dressers in "Palestinian" areas. They would be slaughtered on sight. There are (so-called) Palithug men dressed up as women to avoid being captured by Israeli security. There are plenty of documented cases to prove it (which, of course, no one will listen to because they're so frickin' busy yelling loudly at Israel).

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

No one likes to be embarrassed. We all have been, and I feel badly for those that are due to the previous and potential actions of terrorists.

However, my feeling badly about the embarrassment of others ends exactly where the potential for innocent people to get shredded by a nail bomb, gassed, exposed to a highly lethal biological weapon, irradiated by a "dirty bomb" or killed by a nuclear weapon begins. Sorry, life and health are far more important than anyone's feelings.

Oh, and maybe a bit off topic, but who EXACTLY will be the first people victimized by the terrorist vermin and their fellow travelers, should such people acquire power? Yes, that's right, the transgendered, the cross-dressers, etc. One needs only to look at the hangings of homosexuals in Iran to understand what such regimes and such people do.

Perhaps those who are so exercised about this issue will reconsider their opinions about how actively the West should go after terrorist regimes and terrorist camps located far, far away from the airports and other checkpoints that seem to bother them so much? Yes, I am generalizing, because many who are bothered by this issue are in favor of more aggressive action - but those aren't close to the majority, certainly not that anyone has heard from.

By the way, I'm most assuredly NOT holding my breath waiting for those bothered by this issue to suddenly develop the ability to logically think about the consequences of their "feelings" as they relate to the issue of terrorism. The liberalism and moral relativism that has infected Western societies isn't (regrettably, tragically) going away anytime soon.

At 3:35 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Left has a hard time deciding who needs its protection more.


At 8:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The IDF should hire Somalians to check for bras then it wouldn't be a problem. Right?



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