Nutters running the nuthouse

Over at Brussels Journal a disquieting bit on 'Durban 2', the follow up to that infamous Durban UN conference in 2001 to combat racism and xenophobia, that quickly descended into a one-sided condemnation of Israel by members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

The next installment, officially named the Durban Review Conference, will be organized under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council.

At the UN, a club of 192 predominantly unfree and undemocratic countries, 57 of whom are also member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the situation is even worse. This became very clear during the 2005-2006 crisis over the Danish cartoons but also at the Durban conference. Non-democratic and Muslim countries impose their views about “racism” and “xenophobia” on the West by redefining “racism” and “xenophobia” as opposition to Islam. In this context Israel is the world’s most racist state and people defending the traditional culture of Europe are “Islamophobes.”

Anne Bayefsky, the editor of Eye on the UN writes that one of the things the UN aims to do at the Durban 2 conference is create a new UN body to fight “global Islamophobia” because, as Egypt stated at a recent meeting of the Durban 2 Preparatory Bureau: The “aftermath” of 9/11

saw a new and dangerous phenomenon in incitement to racial and religious hatred [...] [T]he highly defamatory cartoons published by a Danish newspaper [...] deeply hurt over a billion Muslims around the world, and threatened social harmony and peace, both nationally and internationally.
Last November 28th the US voted against the UN resolution concerning Durban 2. Even the 27 EU countries considered the UN aims to be so blatant that they voted against the UN resolution.
Be that as it may, Durban 2 will happen. And despite reservations the EU and the US will be footing the 7.2 million US dollar bill for a conference that will have regimes with a reputation of flaunting human rights issue lecture the west on human rights and discrimination.

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