A Video rebuttal to Loretta Lynch, and warning to Americans by Constitutional Lawyer KrisAnne Hall.Yesterday, Loretta Lynch announced before the United Nations that the Attorney General's Office, in collaboration with several US Cities will for a global law enforcement initiative called the Strong Cities Network. This is the implementation of UN rules and laws on US soil bypassing Congress and circumventing the Constitution.
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Find the transcript here, http://goo.gl/64WL4T
Hmmm.....WHO is Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein?
Well he is a cousin of the King of Jordan. As a result he's been appointed to a variety of positions. He's also a great-grandson of Caliph Hussein bin Ali, who claimed to rule all the Arabs, before he got taken down by the House of Saud. (And if you think the Saudi gang still don't resent all Europeans over it and want revenge, you don't know the Middle East well.)
After the world body approved his nomination by applause, Prince Zeid joked: “My supportive wife told me to enjoy this moment, to soak it all up, after all, she said, you are among friends who you’ve known for a very long time. Because when you start this job, she added, you may not have them for very long.”http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48064#.Vg-CB_lViko
Jordan’s voting record on the highly divisive attempt to force U.N. states to criminalize the "defamation of religion" leaves a huge question mark about how aggressively Ambassador Zeid will defend free speech in the sphere of religion, where this right is constantly under attack at both the national and international level.
From 1999-2010, member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) successfully tabled resolutions on "combating defamation of religion" as part of their campaign to implement a global blasphemy ban under human rights law, in the Human Rights Council (known as the U.N. Commission on Human Rights until 2006) and the General Assembly. During both of Ambassador Zeid’s periods as Jordan’s ambassador to the U.N., Jordan voted in favor of these resolutions when they were introduced at the General Assembly. Both of the resolutions passed. The 2010 resolution commended "the recent steps taken by Member States to protect freedom of religion through the enactment or strengthening of domestic frameworks and legislation to prevent the vilification of religions and the negative stereotyping of religious groups" and urged the international community to follow suit. (Global police force!)
Jordan’s voting record in the U.N. is consistent with the country’s domestic record on blasphemy. In 2006, two newspaper editors who reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad previously published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten were sentenced to two months of imprisonment. In 2011, Jordan initiated a trial in absentia against Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, the creator of the offending cartoon, as well as 19 Danish journalists and editors who had published the cartoon in various news outlets. In 2009, Jordanian poet Eslam Samhan was sentenced to imprisonment and a fine for blasphemy after having included Quranic verses in his poetry. It was developments such as these that the 2010 resolution on defamation of religion hailed and sought to enact at the international level, turning human rights into a weapon against religious dissent and nonconformism rather than principles protecting the freedom of conscience and pluralism.
In 2011, the United States and the OIC brokered a compromise, Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18, that aims to protect individuals, rather than religions, from religious discrimination and intolerance, and to promote "open, constructive and respectful debate."
While this uneasy truce stopped the parade of anti-defamation resolutions, it did not end efforts by OIC members to prosecute those deemed to have insulted Islam.
Only in 2013, the ministers of justice of the League of Arab States approved an extremely wide-ranging draft blasphemy law that not only aims at criminalizing allegedly blasphemous utterances (including miming!) but also envisaged extraterritorial jurisdiction, meaning that someone deemed to have blasphemed in the United States or Europe would be liable to prosecution in Arab League member states.OIC member states like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Egypt continue to aggressively enforce blasphemy and religious insult laws, often targeting members of vulnerable religious minorities or free thinkers straying from state-sanctioned orthodoxy (most of whom are Muslims).
According to the 2013 Freedom of Thought Report, different forms of "blasphemy" are still a crime in 55 countries (including several European ones, only some of which enforce them).
According to these laws, blasphemers can end up in prison in 39 of those countries; in six of them blasphemy qualifies as a capital offense. According to these laws, blasphemers can end up in prison in 39 of those countries; in six of them blasphemy qualifies as a capital offense.
Ambassador Zeid’s record on freedom of expression suggests either too great a willingness to compromise on human rights principles or a lack of civil courage, neither of which would recommend him for the job.
To dispel these fears and pre-empt any OIC attempts to reintroduce the concept of defamation (or guises thereof), Ambassador Zeid should move swiftly to declare in no uncertain terms that freedom of expression includes the right to criticize religion even when offensive to religious feelings.
That would be in line with the efforts of his predecessor, Navi Pillay, as well as the U.N.’s Human Rights Committee and the U.N. Special Rapporteurs on Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Freedom of Religion or Belief. Most importantly it would also be consistent with international human rights law. No other position should be acceptable for the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country is very concerned about the rising trend of Islamophobia in the Western world.
In a meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein on Monday, Zarif warned against what he called the “increasing growth of Islamophobia in the Western countries.”
The UN official, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for his part, welcomed efforts that could improve the human rights situation across the world and said the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is ready to increase it dialogue and cooperation with Iran on the issue.
Hmmmm.....It seems at first glance the U.N. has become the new Caliphte chair and we are globally subjected to Sharia law. Anyone doubting why Saudia Arabia is re applying for the Human rights seat?
UPDATE: EU Commission Warns Against Islamophobia
As members of the commission called for criminalizing hate speech, they also stressed that penalizing this rhetoric should not exempt politicians.
"The law must be valid for everybody and if a politician himself does something like this and incites hatred through what he says, the law must be applied to such a person,” European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said, World Bulletin reported.
"I must say that we expect member states to take action when there will be appearance of such a crime," she said. Speaking at the conference, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourova, said about 20% people in the EU from a religious minority have experienced discrimination or harassment on the grounds of religion or beliefs over the past year.
“This is unacceptable. I call upon EU Member States to properly apply European legislation and take action against racist and xenophobic hate speech and hate crime,” she said. “This Colloquium is about sharing concrete experiences and ideas from across the EU, and deciding how we will move forward together." Hmmmm.....They can start by tackling Antisemitism.....or isn't that covered?