The Universal Periodic Review "has great potential to promote and protect human rights in the darkest corners of the world.”
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
Ahlul Bayt dutifully reports:
Muslims live under dictatorship in America, said an African-American Muslim activist, ahead of a review of the US human rights records by the UN Human Rights Council.Of course, Ahlul Bayt is reporting from Iran--where stolen elections are followed by the repression of indignant protesters, so one knows what to expect.
In less than two weeks, the Human Rights Council will, for the first time ever, assess the human rights status of the United States in a Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
"We [Muslims] believe that it is our duty, it is our responsibility to stand up to what we call the US government's 'constitutional dictatorship'," activist and Imam of Masjid al-Islam Abdul Alim Musa said on Monday.
"When we say a constitutional dictatorship, we mean that they have a constitution, but with all of the new anti-terrorism bills, patriot acts, all of the homeland securities, all of the FBI memos... all of these new charges that they operate on allow them to go around all of the constitutional guarantees [for human rights,]" he added. [emphasis]
Thanks to Obama, it will now be possible for the US to get a taste of what it is like to be Israel and have every action distorted and condemned. Yet, somehow I don't think that was Obama's intent in having the US join the UN Human Rights Council.
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