Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Greens side with Ayatollah on Human Rights

Jan Logie of the New Zealand Greens blogged about Burma

This week the Islamic Human Rights Commission put out a media release alerting the world to what they fear is an escalation of tensions against the Muslim minority Rohingya people, who are not recognised by the ruling Government.
It is not yet time to treat this Government as an equal trading partner. We cannot put our trade interests before the lives those ethnic minorities living in war and fear.

Checking the Site they have linked to (Islamic Human Rights Commission of the UK), also has this doozy - What is Al Quds day - Quoting Ayatollah Khomeini, who took power in Iran, enforcing a brutal rule and re-using the Shah's torture chamber.

Looking around the site, you will see that the majority of the pages are to vilify Israel, but completely ignore places like Syria and Iran.  In some cases they appear to  justify extremists, in places such as Afghanistan and Mali.

Now I'm not sure whether the issue in Jan Logie's post is legitimate or not, but I think it is pretty clumsy of her to put a citation from this site.

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