More Islamic bigotry at the UN
The Islamic states and their allies at the UN, including China, want to censor and condemn free expression, usually on religious grounds. Read more on the IHEU website:
In a brave attempt at the Human Rights Council to re-establish their credentials as a team player on the world stage, the United States is co-sponsoring a resolution with Egypt on Freedom of Expression. The intent of the resolution is, in the words of the Egyptian delegate, to bring the Human Rights Council â€œto a point of convergenceâ€ on what has become the most divisive and contentious issue in the short history of the Council.
Meanwhile, gay Humanists have issued a press release about the “homophobic public pronouncements of Mr Ali Abdussalam Trekki, the new Libyan President of the UN General Assembly”. Ali Abdussalam Treki opened the Assembly session stating that homosexuality “was not acceptable for most of the world”. During the course of the assembly some journalists asked him about his position regarding the “Declaration for the Universal Decriminalisation of Homosexuality” which was made official on December 19, 2008. He stated, â€œIt is a very thorny argument. As a Muslim, I do not agree with it. I believe it is not acceptable for most of the world, and it is totally unacceptable for our tradition and religionâ€.
The Pink Triangle Trust’s George Broadhead says:
The Presidentâ€™s pronouncements are despicable, but are hardly surprising given the intrinsic homophobia of the religion he adheres to. However, like other members of the General Assembly, he is surely duty-bound to represent the principles and the aims of the United Nations, according to the Charter adopted on June 26, 1945, with its respect for human rights and fundamental freedom for all human beings. Instead he has implicitly endorsed the barbaric treatment of thousands of gay people throughout the world, particularly in Islamic theocracies like Iran and Saudi Arabia. He should be asked to resign immediately or be removed from office.