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    The UN Human Rights Commissioner's Double Standard

    According to UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, long-standing policies of locking up asylum seekers had 'cast a shadow over Australia's human rights record', and appeared to be completely arbitrary.

    'I come from South Africa and lived under this, and am every way attuned to seeing racial discrimination,' she said
    UN rights chief Navi Pillay slams 'racist' Australia over tough refugee policies

    Really? Then where is her outrage about the treatment of Palestinian Arab refugees in Arab countries?

    For over 60 years, various Arab countries kept those refugees in camps and refused to give them asylum. At the same time Israel absorbed an even greater number of Jewish refugees from Arab countries and integrated them into Israeli society.

    It is a well known fact why Arab countries refuse to integrate their fellow Palestinian Arab Muslims into their societies. They want to use these refugees as cannon fodder to keep their fight against Israel going.

    Yet the self righteous Navi Pillay seems to have nothing to say about the treatment of refugees in Arab countries she singles out only Australia and Israel for criticism. Maybe she and the UN are the ones with racist tendencies?
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    Oh and what about the outrage of so called progressives in Australia and other places against their own government's policies? It's nice to see that they care about their fellow human beings, even though they seemed to be missing in action in the 1940s when Jewish refugees were seeking sanctuaries from the death camps of Nazi Germany. But yet again, today they are selective with their outrage.

    Speak up guys! Your silence is deafening! Why are you so silent about the treatment of refugees in Arab countries? Why are you guys only ever outraged about what countries like Israel, America and Australia does or does not do? Are Arabs exempt from having to do the right thing?
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    I came across this gem about the UN in another forum. I can't resist but present it, I am sure they won't mind even if the UN might have some objections ...

    1. If an impotent bloated bureaucracy can't solve it, then it's best left festering.
    2. You can't spell "Unethical" without UN.
    3. Genocidal dictators beware, our non binding resolutions.
    4. Bringing peace to our world (actual results may vary).
    5. Tomorrow's corruption today.
    6. Raising pointless squabling to an art form.
    7. We take bribes so you don't have to.
    8. Try our world famous cheesy fries.
    9. If troubles abound we will be nearby, doing nothing.
    10. If this is an emergency, please hang up and dial America.

    Kinda' sums up the UN, doesn't it?
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    Re: The UN Human Rights Commissioner's Double Standard

    Quote Originally Posted by Reffo View Post
    I came across this gem about the UN in another forum. I can't resist but present it, I am sure they won't mind even if the UN might have some objections ...

    1. If an impotent bloated bureaucracy can't solve it, then it's best left festering.
    2. You can't spell "Unethical" without UN.
    3. Genocidal dictators beware, our non binding resolutions.
    4. Bringing peace to our world (actual results may vary).
    5. Tomorrow's corruption today.
    6. Raising pointless squabling to an art form.
    7. We take bribes so you don't have to.
    8. Try our world famous cheesy fries.
    9. If troubles abound we will be nearby, doing nothing.
    10. If this is an emergency, please hang up and dial America.

    Kinda' sums up the UN, doesn't it?
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    "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither, let my tongue cleave to my palate if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy." (Ps. 137: 5-7)"

    "Any generation in which the Temple is not built, it is as if it had been destroyed in their times" (Yerushalmi, Yoma 1a).

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    Yes, every word of it is true. It is a special form of talent to come up with something humorous yet tells the truth so scathingly.
    Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
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    Re: The UN Human Rights Commissioner's Double Standard

    A double standard in the UN? Noooo.
    Next thing you will claim water is wet, the sky is blue and mountains are high.

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    Sarcasm will get you everywhere
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