Our expatriate Dutch correspondent H. Numan has translated an article from yesterday’s De Telegraaf about the latest initiative by the Islamic countries to suppress the activities of Geert Wilders.
The insertions in square brackets and the brief paragraph after the article are H. Numan’s commentary:
Muslim nations: prosecute Wilders
Geneva — The Muslim nations which are members of the UN human rights council [now there is a contradiction in terminus] appealed to the Netherlands to prosecute Geert Wilders for inciting hatred worldwide.
Under leadership of Iran and Pakistan [two nations excelling in human rights protection] Muslim nations called upon the Netherlands to fight the rising trend of “Islamophobia” and discrimination against immigrants to our country.
This call to arms came due to the Fitna movie made by Geert Wilders, in which the PVV leader pleads his case that the Koran is a fascistic book. The parliamentarian hopes Muslims will, after seeing his movie, tear out the verses that call for violence, according to him.
“Despite an impressive number of laws, and many plans to prevent racism and xenophobia, recent actions of certain individuals inciting racism and religious intolerance shocked the Muslim world,” said the Pakistani ambassador Masood Khan to the UN Council for Human Rights, which met Tuesday in Geneva.
“A slanderous documentary by a Dutch parliamentarian meant only to vilify Muslims and subvert the message of the Koran is condemned worldwide,” according to Khan.
The UN Council for Human Rights focuses on enforcing the human rights treaty worldwide.
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Also the Iranian ambassador Alireza Moaiyeri questioned discrimination against minorities in the Netherlands.
Junior minister Albayrak [Dutch, despite the name, the religion and holding two citizenships] repeated in front of the council once more that Wilders’ vision is not shared by the Dutch government. “Preventing prejudice and respecting freedom of religion are primary elements of our integration policy.”
She added that the Prosecutor General’s office is investigating whether the law has been broken by the Fitna movie. Furthermore the Dutch Muslims stand behind the concept of freedom of speech as a basic right in the Dutch society, said Albayrak.
Being lectured about human right abuse by Iran and Pakistan is roughly the same as being lectured by Robert Mugabe about financial misbehavior. Today we know the League of Nations lost all credibility when its members proved no more than a paper tiger defending themselves against Italy, Japan and Nazi Germany. Today we see the United Nations tries to beat that sad record.