Thursday, January 5, 2017

UN Human Rights Council Welcomes Saudi Arabia to Its Ranks

By Michael van der Galien January 2, 2017

 The Saudi version of "fair gender equality." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

 You'll never believe which states joined the United Nations Human Rights Council. Or, well, if you know anything about the UN, perhaps you will believe it:


Welcome to the new 2017 membership : Saudi Arabia Venezuela China Cuba Iraq Qatar Burundi Bangladesh United Arab Emirates


That reads like a who's who of human rights abusers. Nowadays, however, these regimes -- which routinely oppress women, and jail, torture, and even kill critics -- are somehow deemed to be the protectors of our universal human rights. I'd laugh if it wasn't so incredibly sad.
But wait, the UNHCR says, don't criticize Saudi Arabia! According to Sharia they have "fair gender equality"!



Satire, right? Nope, the UNHCR is dead serious.

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