June 08, 2015

Saudi Arabia hosts religious discrimination conference

Brian LilleyArchive

It is a country that does not allow Christian churches to be built and does allow open worship by non-Muslims but that didn't stop Saudi Arabia from hosting a United Nations approved conference on human rights.

The Independent reports that UN Human Right Council president Joachim Rücker addressed the opening of the conference.

"Religious intolerance and violence committed in the name of religion rank among the most significant human rights challenges of our times," Rücker said.

No word on Rücker criticizing the Gulf Kingdom's restrictions on religious freedom. Also in attendance were representatives from the Obama administration, the UN special rapporteur on religious freedom. Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch was critical. 

"We urge the council president, the UN expert, and the two U.S. envoys to, at a minimum, denounce Saudi Arabia for its gross and systematic violation of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees freedom of religion," Neuer said.

The human rights conference was held at the same time as a Saudi blogger was facing 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam.

"It’s bad enough that the oppressive and fundamentalist Saudi monarchy was elected to sit on the UN Human Rights Council," Neuer said. "But for top UN human rights officials to now visit Jeddah and smile while human rights activist Raif Badawi languishes in prison for the crime of religious dissent, still under threat of further flogging, is to pour salt in the wounds. It’s astonishing."


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commented 2015-06-25 10:35:12 -0400
Note that they have their own U.N. Declaration of ‘Rights’ based on Sharia Law which is a response to the U.N. declaration which they don’t recognize. The preamble makes it clear that if the dictates of shar’ia differ from the UN declaration and that shar’ia dominates.
Shar’ia is the antithesis of human rights by anyone’s values, so when Saudi Arabia pontificates on human rights and implementation thereof, they are actually basing their statements on their own declaration.
commented 2015-06-13 18:50:31 -0400
When dumb lefties like say perhaps…Justin Trudeau, ran the UN then who else do you expect them to consult if not “The Experts” in religious discrimination?
commented 2015-06-10 13:53:06 -0400
I know some folks will find this repetitious – however I keep putting it up so people can have a chance to look at an itemized list of “who runs what” in the UN – this list shows why the UN is so effed up and not to be trusted.

Many are astounded at the corruption the leadership provides – see for yourself. You might want to book mark this page after you have read it.

commented 2015-06-09 23:52:27 -0400
absurdly “rich!” with irony…the world is truly upside-down…hard to find one’s equilibrium!
commented 2015-06-09 20:28:49 -0400
Was an error inadvertantly transcribed into this text? -
“It is a country that does not allow Christian churches to be built and DOES ALLOW open worship by non-Muslims but…”
- Is that what you really meant to tell us? I don’t know if it’s true or not!
Is open worship permitted …but not the building of places for Christian worship? Was the transcription done incorrectly?
Should this have read, It is a country that does not allow Christian churches to be built and does *NOT allow open worship by non-Muslims but…* …?
NOTE: The above copied from my commenting on B. Lilly’s FB
commented 2015-06-09 01:38:54 -0400
Why are we still a member of the U.N., exactly?
commented 2015-06-08 21:30:34 -0400
I wonder how much money Canada is placing in this conference – both directly and indirectly?
commented 2015-06-08 19:24:51 -0400
Karen Morse — Interesting…
commented 2015-06-08 19:15:14 -0400
No, Joan, I put no stock in the so-called Illuminati. Maybe they exist, maybe they don’t. Maybe they secretly run things, maybe they don’t. But there have been too many conspiracy theories in the past 40 years for me to give credibility to any one of them… especially since nearly all of them have proven to be just that — theories. We don’t know who the final Anti-Christ is (the one who will negotiate a 7-yr peace treaty between Israel and her surrounding enemies, and will break it roughly halfway through). Doesn’t matter if we do know. That person will come to power at the appropriate time, and there’s nothing we can do to either stop it or slow it down. I observe and I speculate, and that’s all I do. I have many hypotheses, and many of them have been proved false or not even in the correct ball park. Doesn’t matter. New data requires reflection, and a re-writing of hypotheses.

But yes, End Times prophecy can be fascinating… when it’s not potentially terrifying…
commented 2015-06-08 18:26:05 -0400
Karen Morse and Prince Knight – End times prophecy is so fascinating, isn’t it?

Shia and Sunni differ a little over the main players. You might enjoy reading this: http://www.discoveringislam.org/sunni_mahdi.htm
commented 2015-06-08 18:13:48 -0400
Marty Ashfield – There is another possibility in the event of minority government – a coalition between Harper and Mulcair. Don’t rule it out. Politics makes strange bedfellows.

I have no doubt Trudeau will approach Mulcair about a coalition should Harper win a minority. But I am not so sure Mulcair will bite. I think Mulcair has more in common with Harper than with Trudeau, strange though that may seem.
commented 2015-06-08 18:07:44 -0400
Prince Knight – Do you mean to suggest the Illuminati are Muslim??
commented 2015-06-08 18:06:18 -0400
Peter Netterville – I agree 100%.

Watch out! The sky is falling again.
commented 2015-06-08 18:04:59 -0400
Peter Toth – it is not just the far-left lobby in the west that supports the UN.

The UN is dominated by 57 OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) countries, while NATO has only 24 at the UN. That is why so many UN decisions are so bizarrely biased in favour of shariah ideology.

I only support Canada’s continued association with the UN because 1) Canada is among the very few countries that support Israel, 2) our participation exerts some checks and balances, and 3) it lets us keep an eye on our enemies.

That old advice applies here: “keep your friends close, your enemies closer”.
commented 2015-06-08 17:57:19 -0400
Prince Knight here is a link from a small excerpt from a sermon by John MacArthur about the anti-Christ system. I have studied Islam and this is the best summary of Islamic end time theology that I have heard. Who is the Antichrist? The Answer May Surprise You! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyE_W3nsLDw
commented 2015-06-08 17:47:27 -0400
The UN has got to go.
commented 2015-06-08 14:42:12 -0400
Canada must cut ALL ties with the UN and treat it as a hostile entity!
commented 2015-06-08 14:20:55 -0400
Peter Netterville, you are right of course, that Mr. Harper can do very little at this point because of the up coming election. Everything he says and does is spun out of context or put down by the left and more importantly by the MSM, mainly the corrupt CBC. The day before yesterday the CBC headlines read’ Harper sharpens his rhetoric against Putin’. Because Mr. Harper rightly stated that Putin did not belong at the G7 summit. which tells me that the CBC and probably Just-in True-dope would embrace Putin and give him hugs.
The attacks on Mr. Harper are relentless and quite frankly sickening, especially when one considers the source. If it is not the MSM lead by the corrupt CBC then it is by the head dough head himself the highly educated and informed drama teacher himself his highness Just-in True-dope.
I, like you and many, many others hope and pray that Mr. Harper gets re-elected and the Lie-beral party under Just-in dies a natural death.
My biggest fear is that the two idiot parties on the left will try and form a coalition and take power. I really do not know how this is even contemplated in a democratic country, but I’m told that it is a distinct possibility, and it shakes me up and cause nightmares.
commented 2015-06-08 13:59:23 -0400
I’m beginning to wonder if the coming One World Government (whose headquarters will eventually be in Babylon — telling, that…) will be Muslim. Up until fairly recently, I’d always thought it would be European-based, but now I’m questioning…
commented 2015-06-08 13:53:13 -0400
There are so many things that PM Harper should do, and getting Canada out of the UN is just one thing. The problem is that if he does anything too radical that infuriates the left, they can and will double and triple their efforts to destroy Harper. He can do nothing to upset the political cart until after the election. Should he take office again with a majority (and I so desperately hope he does), then he can do some of those more “radical” things.
commented 2015-06-08 12:25:06 -0400
I do hope the end of the UN is just around the corner. Only the far left idiots in the west still support the UN, for obvious reasons. The left hate Israel with a passion, and they see the UN as just another tool to perpetuate that blind hatred. I’ll be urging Prime Minister Harper to pull Canada out of the distorted entity known as the UN. It has morphed into a hideous monster that needs to be eliminated. I hope everyone else also urges the PM to do what’s right and needed, to leave the UN and not look back.
commented 2015-06-08 11:43:27 -0400
Well, they are experts on the topic.
commented 2015-06-08 11:41:18 -0400
The Saudi Supreme Court just last week upheld the sentence against Raif Badawi of 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail. His wife says that means the lashing – 50 strokes per week – may resume this Friday. It is important to not let his cause die in the world media. It is important to keep protesting his fate so Saudi Arabia feels the pressure to reform. And also so the UN and groups like UN Watch keep shining a light on a) Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses, and b) UN hypocrisy.
commented 2015-06-08 11:15:10 -0400
I really hope that not one red cent of our money is being used to fly representatives to this obscene farce.