The Durban Perversion


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Iran headed up preparations for the equally biased follow-up Durban II Review Conference in 2009. Several delegates, mostly from the European Union, walked out during Ahmadinejad’s speech. Most delegates, however, not only remained for the speech, but applauded at its conclusion. Fortunately, the United States, along with Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Poland, had boycotted the whole conference, rightly sensing in advance that something like this would happen.

It is this litany of lies that the Durban III conference has decided to reaffirm. The common theme running through the litany is that Israel’s “neo-colonialist” Zionist regime should be isolated by the international community for committing alleged “racist crimes” against the “oppressed” Palestinian victims.

Nevertheless, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay voiced their strong support for this perversion of human rights and platform for the world’s worst human rights abusers, which has characterized the whole Durban process from the start.

With a straight face, Navi Pillay actually said that the Durban I Declaration and Programme of Action, as well as the outcome of the 2009 Durban II Review, provide a “comprehensive framework to address the scourge of racism.” Did she bother to take a look at the list of dictatorships that were given a forum to spew their hate and hypocrisy? Does she really consider, for example, that the racist Arab regime of Sudan, which has embarked on a campaign of murdering, ethnically cleansing and enslaving millions of indigenous black Africans – a campaign that continues today – is committed to addressing the scourge of racism? Apparently the organizers of the Durban III conference thought so, since Sudan was given the honor of addressing the conference on behalf of the Group of African States. Since Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir was facing arrest on warrants issued for five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture and rape) and two counts of war crimes (pillaging and intentionally directing attacks against civilians), it would have been a bit risky for him to make a personal appearance.

The honors went to Rahamtalla Mohamed Osman Elnor, Sudan’s undersecretary, ministry of Foreign Affairs, who complained about  – what else — the transatlantic slave trade.  He said that the African Group for whom he spoke welcomed the actions undertaken to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the end of the transatlantic slave trade and the establishment of a permanent memorial at United Nations Headquarters.

The Sudanese undersecretary also threw in apartheid, colonialism and what he called the “new and emerging forms of slavery such as human trafficking.”

If only the United Nations would have had the moral courage to have invited to the Durban III podium, instead of Bashir’s mouthpiece, a heroic Sudanese refugee and survivor of child slavery in Sudan. Kudos to Anne Bayefsky for organizing a conference of sanity and truth across the street on the same day as the Durban III circus, at which this Sudanese refugee, Simon Deng, was given an opportunity to speak.

At the counter-Durban III conference, titled “The Perils of Global Intolerance: The United Nations and Durban III,” Mr. Deng told of how he was nine years old when he was enslaved by an Arab family. He was forced to work around the clock, beaten, and subject to harsh living conditions for three years. Mr. Deng was not alone. Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese have been kidnapped and sold into slavery. Here was a living demonstration of the “emerging forms of slavery such as human trafficking,” perpetrated within Sudan by the racist Arab government and population, which Sudan’s undersecretary so piously condemned at the Durban III conference.

Mr. Deng managed to escape permanent enslavement, but thousands of other blacks in Sudan remain in slavery. The UN, he said, knew about the Arab enslavement of black Sudanese and the Arab government’s policy of apartheid against the black population, but chose to do nothing. His fellow blacks and other persecuted minorities were abandoned by the UN, Mr. Deng said, in favor of giving the racist Arabs a global platform to persistently push their false accusations of Israeli racism against the Palestinians.

By ignoring the true victims of racism, such as Simon Deng, and providing a platform to the racists themselves to excoriate Israel and other democracies, the United Nations has forfeited whatever moral authority and legitimacy it may have had at its founding.

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  • kafir4life

    I have a question about Obama's mentor, Armond Imalittleteapot. Is he one of those moon-god worshippers and pedophile (mohamat) imitators? Read that terror guide, the koran, that was shat from the anal orfice of said pedophile following a nite of rowdy sex with, then later a meal of his favorite pig, or "mom" as he used to call it?
    He one of them?

    allahu snackbar

  • Linda Rivera

    The most EVIL racists are ALLOWED to perpetrate horrifying atrocities and genocide.

    Who do Arab Muslims hate the most? Blacks or Jews? Or do they equally hate Blacks and Jews? Considering the cruel atrocities, kidnappings and genocide of Black innocents in Libya by the U.S. backed Libya rebels, Muslims must NEVER be given one inch of Jewish land. NEVER.

    STOP THE GENOCIDE!

    The Obama-supported rebels left in charge are now conducting a “large
    scale cleaning in the areas under their control with the extermination
    of all blacks in the capital”, according to The Independent.

    Ruthless genocide of blacks in Libya by US/France/NATO backed Al-Qaeda linked rebels has been going on for months. US/NATO who waged war for months for the Al-Qaeda linked rebels-who murder our troops in Iraq-are RESPONSIBLE for stopping the genocide.

    US/NATO are also responsible for
    rescuing the many terrified blacks kidnapped by the rebels, including the
    kidnapped black children who have been horrendously abused by the
    black-hater Muslim rebels.

    Blacks must have human rights!

    STOP THE GENOCIDE!

    • Indioviejo

      It is a pattern of Arab racism compounded by a Koranic mandate for slavery, which is still practiced today in All Muslim countries. Just remember the ongoing genocide in Sudan.

  • maturin20

    Racism is much better kept quiet and secret where few people can hear it.

  • AntiSharia

    We should have sent a CIA drone to the first Durban conference and blown it off the face of the earth with a hell fire missile. We would have taken out a lot of garbage if we had.

  • Marty

    I once delivered a paper at a professional conference explaining how the un is worse than useless and actually is controlled by a cabal of evil and despicable sociopaths who make life miserable for their own people and are uniformly anti-semitic. It wasn't particularly well received, but the "progress" of the un continues to increase the accuracy of the paper's conclusions. It is time for any democracy with a backbone to leave this racist and genocidal organization and join a real outfit that actually contributes to human advancement and individual rights.

    • Raymond in DC

      Agree. The charter members of that new democratic organization are found in the 14 countries (out of 193) that elected to boycott Durban III: Canada, Israel, US, Italy, Czech Republic, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Germany, Austria, UK, and a few more.

  • StephenD

    Let them talk. All they really do is expose their warped world view. It becomes a pleasure to go against such loud mouths as Imadinnerjacket when they speak. Anyone associated with this (Durban I, II, & III) IS guilty by association. They're making it easier to castigate them by advocating the withdrawal of aid, isolation, etc. I'm all for them having their little Soirée impressing each other with the amount of venom they can spew toward Israel not realizing that the balance of the world sees them for what they are; barbarians all.

  • DissolvetheUN

    Why wasn't the iranian fascist arrested as soon as it set foot in the USA? There must be a thousand charges of racist incitement and aggression against civilisation that he could be tried for, and be put away for a long time.

    Nowadays we shouldn't wait for *itler reicarnations to kill 60 million people before they are snuffed out.

  • mrbean
  • Ghostwriter

    mrbean,has anyone ever told you what a lowlife you are?

  • maturin20

    Really?