Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Mixed Grades for UN on Anti-Semitism

from UN Watch

The report gave the UN high marks for new Holocaust commemoration activities, and for condemnations of Iran’s Holocaust denial issued by the Security Council, the General Assembly, and several senior officials ... Despite numerous appeals, other experts have “insufficiently addressed the incitement to hatred against Jews, Christians, and other non-Muslims, that have been documented in children’s textbooks distributed by the governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.” ... The report describes how the UN’s Islamic bloc of fifty-six states is waging a campaign in key UN bodies “to gut anti-Semitism of its meaning, by making the absurd argument that the term also refers to hatred against Arabs and Muslims.” In September, Ambassador Masood Khan of Pakistan, speaking for the Islamic group, said that Islamophobia was “a cruel form of anti-Semitism.”

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