By Daniel Greenfield /
But look on the bright side, at least it wasn’t Sudan, Syria or Saudi Arabia.
I’m coming around to the opinion that we should do everything possible to keep the UN Human Rights Council around. Not only is it the greatest source of irony since fish in a blacksmith shop, but it’s also a living reminder that the United Nations is to human rights as an exploding train is to transportation safety.
The UN Human Rights Council met today in Geneva and elected Mauritania as its Vice-President and Rapporteur for the next year, the second highest position at the world’s top human rights body.
“It is obscene for the U.N. to use the occasion of Human Rights Day, when we commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to elect the world’s worst enabler of slavery to this prestigious post,” said Hillel Neuer, UN Watch executive director.
“The U.N. is making an arsonist head of the fire department. It defies both morality and common sense.”
According to a recent report by the Guardian, “up to 800,000 people in a nation of 3.5 million remain chattels,” with power and wealth overwhelmingly concentrated among lighter-skinned Moors, “leaving slave-descended darker-skinned Moors and black Africans on the edges of society.”
UN Watch expressed regret that while the dictatorship of Belarus took the floor in today’s meeting to criticize the election of Poland, none of the democracies said a word about the election of Mauritania or Ecuador.
Of course not. No one wants to offend the Muslim world by criticizing a cultural tradition that we, with our white privilege, have no right to object to the semi-white privilege of the Mauritanian rulers.
- Human Rights Day at the UN: Election of Islamic Slave-holding Mauritania as VP of UN Human Rights Counci (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)