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Cruel Joke: UN Human Rights Council Praise Saudi Arabian Human Rights Record... Promise More Sharia

Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, human rights, sharia law )

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Sounds like a cruel joke, but we couldn't make this up if we tried. The UN praise Saudi Arabia's human rights record... One has to hold one's breath and read that once more. Are they serious or is this a delayed April fool's? And happily inspired by the

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Beatrice B (112)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:12 am
Are they serious or is this a delayed April fool’s? And happily inspired by the praise Saudi Arabia has made sure to “continue to enforce and protect human rights at all levels while “maintaining its identity, culture, national interests, welfare of its citizens.” while upholding rights in line with Islamic Shariah.


Saudi Arabia received positive recognition of its human rights record from the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva on Friday, said Bandar bin Muhammad Al-Iban, president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission.

Saudi Arabia was overwhelmingly praised for its “expansion, enforcement and protection” of human rights by over 90 countries out of 102 following an extensive review session of the Kingdom’s record in this regard, he said in a statement carried by SPA.

During its Friday’s session, the Council approved the final results of the Saudi human rights record review. The Council reviews all UN members every four years.

When reviewing the Kingdom’s human rights record earlier this week at the UN body, Al-Iban said that the Kingdom has made “tangible progress” in the past four years, upholding rights in line with Islamic Shariah.

Expressing his happiness of such a worldwide positive feedback, he said Saudi Arabia would continue to enforce and protect human rights at all levels while “maintaining its identity, culture, national interests, welfare of its citizens.

He said the Kingdom is inspired by solid Shariah foundations, which reach out for justice, equality, and tolerance.

Saudi Arabia is determined to develop and add to its human rights record through enforcement and protection of such rights and positive interaction with international organizations without compromising the foundation of Shariah, he added.

Al-Iban expressed thanks to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, and Crown Prince Salman for their keenness to uphold and maintain human rights in the Kingdom through their relentless support.

He also thanked Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal for his support to the commission. He highlighted the efforts of the Saudi delegation at the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva for facilitating the mission to present the Saudi human rights record to the world.

Al-Iban called on Saudi media and “fair” international media to objectively and accurately cover ongoing progress of human rights in the Kingdom.

Lee Hampton (15)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:27 am

Outrageous B.S. for Allah


Patricia M (63)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:38 am

The biggest voting bloc in the U.N. is the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (the OIC) and they are the ones who vote for mind-numbing garbage like this and they vote trade and threaten to stop the oil to other countries to get this kind of wacko nonsense passed!

If anybody knew the kinds of horrendous human rights violations that are the norm in Saudi Arabia and was honest and courageous enough about it, this country should be shut down, right along with the U.N.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 1:19 pm
I guess the criteria for getting this recognition included beheadings, amputations, stonings and misogyny.
Civilized countries should leave this useless organization and start again.

Wednesday October 30, 2013, 3:06 pm
When Idi Amin was running Uganda and bumping off thousands of his citizens, Uganda served on the UNHRC. The UN themselves like to claim that 85% of their members "practice democratic principles" but other sources such as "Human Rights Voices" and "Freedom House" rate fully fledged UN democracies at no more than 45% or just 87 out of 193 member states. In other words ironically, the undemocratic majority use a UN democratic voting system to have their own way. Saudi Arabia will always get support from countries that value oil and religion way above human rights.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 4:08 pm
It appears that the UN has become a useless talking shop that does nothing but cause more trouble while pretending to be helpful and make peace in the world.

Alexa R (319)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:07 am
Is this a 'New World Order' or is it simply 'Opposites Day' because it is Halloween? Where good is bad, bad is good, right is wrong, wrong is right, love is hate and hate is love, respecting human rights is disrespecting human rights whereas disrespecting human rights is now a 'good human rights record'?!

The UN is a Cruel Joke indeed..! Where human rights are decided by majority vote rather than any sort of moral/ethical consideration or logic.

Thanks for sharing Bea. May it and other articles like this continue to expose and may it open eyes ...

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:10 am
Possibly a lie accompanied by threats?

Carol D (346)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 1:34 am
This is totally pathetic and sick! Their minds are so warped it is gut wrenching!!

Fred H (31)
Monday November 4, 2013, 11:32 am
This is why the UN has no credibility...and why the haters of Israel reveal a combination of ignorance and anti-Semitism when they try to justify their demonization of Israel by citing the UN.
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