Thursday, April 03, 2008

Theatre of the absurd continues:

From UN Watch Website:

On March 4, 2008, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, host of last year's Holocaust denial conference in Tehran, was invited to address the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session. Taking the podium, he condemned "the Zionist regime" and requested a minute of silence. "I ask my Muslim brothers and sisters to read the fatah for those martyrs in Gaza," referring to the opening verse in the Quran. Later, Iranian representative Asadollah Eshragh Jahromi insisted that Tehran "is fully committed to its internationally accepted obligations in the field of human rights, and spares no efforts to promote and protect all human rights for all."

The UN Human Rights Council at work


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And directly relevant, via New Centrist:

Boycott Durban II! Please Write Condoleezza Rice Now!

We ask you to join us in calling for the United States to say YES to racial and religious equality and freedom from anti-Semitism by saying NO to attending the United Nations Durban II Conference and all its preparatory sessions.

On March 13, 2008 the U.S. State Department released a report on global anti-Semitism. It highlighted the malicious role played by the 2001 United Nations Durban I Conference.
Durban I was, in THEORY, intended to be an “antiracism” conference. It was, in practice, anything but …Durban I ended just three days before 9/11. So deeply disturbed that the conference was hijacked by global harbingers of hate, the United States and Israeli delegations walked out on principle in protest.


Make no mistake, this conference seeks not to combat racism, but to promote and fuel hatred toward Israel and America. This conference will not be about the spread of free expression, but how to curb it.

The Bush Administration proudly promised when releasing the new State Department report to “take a strong stand against growing anti-Semitism around the world.”

There is an immediate way to act against growing anti-Semitism around the world…say no to Durban II. Declare that the United States will not participate in a dialogue that promotes prejudice.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Secretary Condoleezza Rice: Phone, 202-647-4000; Email, http://contact-us.state.gov/cgi-bin/state.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php
President George W. Bush: Phone, 202-456-1111; Email, comments@whitehouse.gov

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