UN Muslim Human Rights Chief Accuses Trump of Bigotry Leading to Violence
United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, a Muslim from Jordan, accused Donald Trump of resorting to bigotry that may lead to violence.
The Jordanian Muslim prince was upset with Trump’s remarks to secure the US southern border and to refuse Muslims into America after the San Bernardino Islamist attacks.
So how does a devout Muslim get to be the head of the UN Human Rights Council anyway?
France 24 reported:
The UN rights chief took a swipe at US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump Friday, accusing him of exploiting fear and resorting to bigotry in campaigning that he warned was a “road to violence.”
Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein delivered the blunt criticism in a speech at a university in Cleveland, Ohio, where Republicans will gather in July to choose their White House nominee.
Over the past months, Trump has promised to build a wall on the US-Mexico border to keep out migrants and to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
“Bigotry is not proof of strong leadership,” said Zeid, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
“Hate speech, incitement and marginalization of the ‘other’ are not a tittering form of entertainment, or a respectable vehicle for political profit,” he said.
“To casually toss this gasoline on the smoldering embers of fear is to risk great harm to a great nation. Discrimination is a powerful and profoundly destructive force.”
Zeid did not refer to Trump by name but he deplored the “frontrunning candidate for president” who declared his support for torture, and took aim at the “multiple candidates” who advocate surveillance and other invasive measures targeting Muslims.
So will the Cruzers run with this too?