Thursday, December 08, 2005

The United Nations Comes Out
Against Free Speech In Denmark

The United Nations is rushing to the aid of Muslims who are offended by the Jyllands-Posten cartoons of Mohammed:

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights understands the concern in Muslim countries over the 12 cartoons of the prophet Muhammad and expects UN experts on racism to deal with the matter.

At the same time as Islamic countries in a meeting in Mecca are going to discuss joint action against Denmark, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has involved herself in the discussion.

The leader of the UN's work on human rights is saying in plain words that she is concerned over the drawings that Jyllands-Posten printed in September, expressing "apologies" for statements and actions demonstrating a lack of respect for the religion of other people.

In a letter to the 56 member countries of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), she states: "I understand your concerns and would like to emphasize that I regret any statement or act that could express a lack of respect for the religion of others".

In a complaint to the High Commissioner, the 56 Islamic governments have asked Louise Arbour to raise the matter with the Danish government "to help contain this encroachment on Islam, so the situation won't get out of control."

Two UN experts, on religous freedom and on racism and xenophobia, are said to be working on the case. The Islamic governments have expressed satisfaction with the reply from Louise Arbour.

Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who has stated that he neither can nor wants to interfere in the freedom of speech of Danish media, has confirmed that he is aware of the letter to the UN High Commissioner, but has got no comment to it.

So, a Danish newspaper publishes cartoons poking fun at Mohammed. Muslims get angry and protest. In fact, they rioted. Muslim countries make complaints. And then, the UN decides they are going to intervene.

This is a matter of free speech. The United Nations wants to curb free speech in Denmark. What the hell?

And, once again, it's all because Muslims are angry. Let's recap. Muslims are angry about Piglet. Muslims are angry about "Jewish cookies." Muslims are angry about the Star of David.

Who cares what Muslims are angry about? Think about it. Piglet. If you can get angry about Piglet, then the anger is just in you, and it has nothing to do with anything outside you.

We can not appease such people. If we do, we will end up having to cut off our own limbs to appease them, because eventually it will be particular body parts which offend them. Can you imagine which body parts they'll start with?

Oh yes, and before I forget, screw the United Nations.

Now that I think about it, I have a solution to this whole problem. Take a Koran, grease it up, and shove it up Kofi Annan's ass.

How's that? Don't say I don't ever offer solutions here on CUANAS.