Saturday, June 07, 2008


In the almost two years of its existence, the major beneficiary of the activities of the United Nations Human Rights Council has been Hamas - an Islamic movement whose stated aim is to destroy a member state of the United Nations and to commit genocide. That Hamas has sufficient support in the UN is a blight on the organisation that was established in the shadows of the Second World War and the atrocities committed between 1939 and 1945.

According to a Reuters Report, the "United States has quietly informed Western allies of its intention to walk away from the U.N. Human Rights Council."

The U.S. deserves congratulations for taking this honourable and ethical stand while those who remain on UNHRC are deserving of contempt.

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