Louise Arbour: from the ‘Perverting Everything’ department
By Joseph Klein
FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will be presiding over Durban II – the UN’s 2009 follow-up to its controversial 2001 ‘anti-racism’ hatefest in Durban, South Africa.
While Canada, her home country, announced that it will not attend the Durban II Conference “circus of intolerance,” as Canada’s Secretary of State for Multiculturalism so aptly described it, Ms. Arbour will be the Secretary-General of this circus.
Arbour showed her true colors a couple of weeks ago when she went out of her way to endorse a new pan-Arab human rights charter that includes a commitment to eliminate Zionism, which it explicitly equates with racism. In the preamble to the Arab charter that she sought fit to unabashedly praise, the charter speaks of “rejecting all forms of racism and Zionism,” while Article 2 says that “racism, Zionism and foreign occupation and domination” should be “condemned and efforts must be deployed for their elimination.”
Apparently Arbour forgot that even the UN General Assembly had voted to repeal its infamous 1975 ‘Zionism equals racism’ resolution. Only after UN Watch asked her office for a clarification of her original remarks that had omitted any reference to this repeal did Arbour backtrack somewhat in a follow-up statement that she issued on January 30th. However, she has not followed her Canadian countrymen’s example by withdrawing from her leadership of Durban II, where the ‘Zionism equals racism’ theme is certain to be front and center.
Anyone who has observed Arbour over the years should not be surprised by her pro-Islamist sympathies. For example, she is on record as saying back in 2006 that the Palestinian terrorists’ rocket attacks aimed specifically at killing civilians in Israel are far less of a human rights concern than Israel’s retaliatory military strikes in which some civilians are accidental casualties. She pronounced Israel guilty of “massive” human rights abuses. She said that “It is a small distinction as to whether you desire the result, or you foresee it as virtually certain and you do not care.”
Of course, the Israelis do care very much about civilian casualties and do whatever they can to minimize them. No matter how much restraint Israel shows in the face of unremitting attacks aimed at murdering its civilians, it is Arbour who does not care â€“ about the truth.
Rampant Islamic Jew-Hatred in Europe: 50% of Antisemitic incidents attributable to Muslims in EurabiaÂ
Less than 10% of Europes population are adherents of the Muhammedan persuasion.
But these 10% COMMITÂ 50 % of hate crimes Â against Jews
Even the tardy suckers from the EU-parliament can no longer ignore it:Â
EU Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security, Frattini released a report this weekend indicating that fully 50% of Antisemitic incidents in Eurabia were attributable to Muslims. My buddy Andrew Bostom in this blog post puts that into shocking perspective by giving us this stunning analysis:Â