Friday, October 2, 2015

Our friends, Saudi Arabian Monarchy

What an almost criminal act and a travesty the Saudis got named to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights!

They enforce medieval sharia law, torture, and absolute repression of women. Dammit, I can't even type the words, so let me quote law professor Jonathan Turley:
The elevation of Saudi Arabia (in what appears now a secret deal with England) in 2013 to the United Nations Human Rights Council was to say the least controversial. After all, the Kingdom denies basic rights to women, bars basic religious freedom for non-Muslim (including the construction of any church in the Kingdom), engages in torture, and applies a medieval Sharia law that imposes grotesque and draconian punishments. It is widely viewed as the appropriate target (not a member) of the Council. Saudi Arabia has not wasted time in obstructing human rights measures. This week for example the Kingdom blocked plans for an international inquiry into human rights violations by all parties in the war in Yemen despite massive death counts among civilians in the last six months. It also announced at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that it will opposed any and all protections for gay people as anti-Islamic.
It boggles the mind and absolutely buggers the imagination; makes me want to puke.  Dipwads!

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