UN Durban Reps Attempt To Redefine "Antisemitism"
Human Rights expert Anne Bayefsky from EYE on the UN is attending the Preparatory Committee meetings for the Durban Review Conference. The sessions are being held in Geneva, Switzerland from April 21 until May 2, 2008.
Anne is brilliant in this segment despite the continual interruptions by Libyan Chairperson, Najat Al-Hajjaji. (Libya? Unbelievable!)
Anne Bayefsky slams the Algerian representative for attempting to redefine anti-Semitism:
HERE is the video.
I have a feeling Anne is all alone in a room full of Iranian, Cuban, Libyan, Algerian, and other thuggish “human rights” delegates.
What a farce!
Anne Bayefsky has an update posted here.
Here is just a piece of her recap:
The Egyptian representative gave a good summary of most everything wrong with Durban II. He claimed the conference and its preparatory process should focus on criminalizing “racial profiling,” “racism in the media,” “the challenges posed by Islamophobia since the events on 9/11,” and “instrumentalization of democratic processes for racist applications.” In short, racism is an evil Western plot to victimize Muslims, who can only be protected by the undermining of democracy, freedom, and law enforcement.
The Ambassador of Sri Lanka was more philosophical. In his words, “the relationship between racial discrimination and freedom of expression is a complex and dialectical one; more freedom of expression is not an antidote to racial discrimination.”
The Algerian Ambassador took the U.N. Durban II platform to claim “anti-semitism . . . targets . . . Arabs who are also Semites, and by extension, the whole Muslim community.”
Claudia Rosett has more on the the UN’s “Durban Review” mega-conference against “racism,” at Pajamas Media today.