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The Saudis at the UN Human Rights Council

The Saudis at the UN Human Rights Council

Date Published: 
Friday, 23 December, 2016
Summary: 
  • While the medieval Saudi system of justice was flogging the gentle blogger Raif Badawi 50 out of the stipulated 1000 lashes, a delegation of UN bureaucrats landed in Jeddah to promote an international conference on religious freedom.

  • The Saudis use these international seats to advance their oppressive agenda, and to press the Western democracies to punish criticism of Islam.

  • Through the shameful trial of Geert Wilders, Dutch authorities sent a message of surrender to the Saudis and other rogue Islamic regimes that punish dissent.

  • Did the Dutch prosecute Wilders on behalf of the Saudis, who threatened to impose sanctions on the Netherlands?

  • The UN and the Western democracies are putting the defense of human rights and freedom in the hands of one the world's worst violators of religious and intellectual freedom.

  • Sharia courts are already fully operating in the Netherlands. They know something about "human rights": stoning, flogging and chopping off heads.

  • Who will rescue our right to speak?