* We’re coming to rule and to regulate you:Â UN demands British government take “energetic measures to eliminate” Islamophobia
Britain has been told by the United Nations to challenge negative public views towards the Muslim community.
The nine-member human rights committee composed of legal experts, said it was concerned “negative public attitudes towards Muslim members of society” continued to be allowed in Britain.
It recommended the Government “should take energetic measures to eliminated this phenomenon and ensure that authors of such acts of discrimination on the basis of religion are adequately deterred and sanctioned.”
The committee also expressed concern over the Government’s plan to extend detention of terrorist suspects without trial from 28 to 42 days.
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Comment on the above by Hugh Fitzgerald:Â
Has this nine-member committee “of the U.N.” addressed any complaints to the government of Saudi Arabia, instructing it that it must remove Islamic teachings on Infidels — with Qur’anic passages and Hadith as supporting — from its textooks?
Has this nine-member committee “of the U.N.,” one of whose members is from Egypt, addressed any complaints to the government of Egypt for the antisemitic content of atelevision series on the government channel, one based on “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”? Has this nine-member commitee “of the U.N.,” one of whose members is from Egypt, addressed any complaints to the government of Egypt for the mistreatment, tolerated for so long in so many ways, and even collaborated in, at times encouraged by, the official media and the government that controls it, of the Copts of Egypt?
Has this nine-member committee “of the U.N.” ever addressed any complaints to the government of Iran for its harsh treatment of the Bahai’s, and of Jews, and deplored the execution of leaders of both communities under the Islamic Republic of Iran, especially when Khomeini came to power, and hanging judge Khalkhali’s court was in full swing?
Has this nine-member committee “of the U.N.” ever addressed any complaints to the government of Pakistan, or to tht of Bangladesh, for the mistreatment of Hindus, the discrimination and persecuation and threats, and sometimes threats carried out, against Hindus who have, in large numbers, been forced to flee both Pakistan (formerly West Pakistan) and Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan), while not only have no Muslims in India been forced to flee, but millions of Muslims from Bangladesh have instead fled to India, carrying their Islam with them.
Shall I go on? How many more such rhetorical questions should I put up here? No, I won’t continue. You do it. You think up another dozen or two dozen questions, to which of course you know the answer, to be submitted to the nine-person committee “of the U.N.” that has just chastised and lectured the government and people of Great Britain for allowing investigation, analysis, and public discussion of the meaning, and therefore of course of the menace, of Islam.
Posted by: HughÂ Â atÂ July 25, 2008 8:27 AM
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Those suspected of terrorism should be promptly charged and taken to court within a reasonable period of time, while their lawyers should have access to the evidence against them.
The committee contains members from Britain, Ireland, Australia, Benin, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Mauritius and Sweden – all are expected to be independent from their governments.
Their comments come in response to reports from the UK and Ireland on how to carry out their obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Ireland was called upon by the committee to open up its largely Roman Catholic primary school system to secular education, while also asking the Irish parliament to “take measures to help women avoid unwanted pregnancies so that they do not have to resort to illegal or unsafe abortions.”