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NGO: Saudi Arabia refusal to take seat on UN Security Council is “victory for human rights”
UN Watch now calls on Saudis to drop bid for next month's election to Human Rights Council
By UN Watch
Friday, October 18, 2013
GENEVA, – Saudi Arabia’s refusal to take its seat on the UN Security Council, announced today via the Saudi Press Agency, is a “victory for human rights,” said a Geneva-based human rights group today.
“A country whose legal system routinely lashes women rape victims rather than punish the perpetrators never belonged in the UN Security Council in the first place,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch, which has for years reported on Saudi Arabia’s oppression of women and its other gross human rights abuses.
UN Watch also noted that Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest source of funds for Islamist terrorist groups (see below), and was an “absurd choice” to legislate for the world on combating terrorism.
“While the Saudi statement invoked UN ‘double standards’ as their grounds for refusal, the truth is that Saudi Arabia’s entire system is a double standard. Under Saudi law and practice, there is one standard for men, and another for women, who cannot vote, drive a car, or travel without a male guardian; one for Muslims, and another for Christians, 53 of whom who were arrested this year by religious police for praying in a private home; one for heterosexuals, and another for gays, where homosexuality is punishable by death, and where gays have been publicly beheaded,” said Neuer.
“Saudi Arabia has an abysmal human rights record, and by logic and morality never belonged on a Security Council where members need to address critical human rights and humanitarian issues. Saudi Arabia continues to rank as one of the worst places on the planet when it comes to the rights of women, freedom of religion, and other fundamental liberties,” said Neuer.
“We are now calling on Saudi Arabia to also pull out of next month’s election to the Human Rights Council. The Saudi bid is the height of hypocrisy.”
Council members not only decide UN action on international peace and security, but also shape global legislation and enforcement of hot-button issues concerning the protection of civilians in wartime, sexual violence as a weapon of war, accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, international justice, and counter-terrorism and human rights.
“The Saudi pull-out is a relief for the cause of justice in Darfur, given Saudi Arabia’s despicable record of repeatedly praising and shielding Sudan. Anyone who cares about Security Council action on Darfur—including the ICC arrest warrant against the Sudanese president for genocide—ought to be gratified to see Riyadh excluded from this situation.”
The UN Charter provides that “due regard” be “specially paid” to candidates who contribute to the purposes of the world body, which are defined as “promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.”
“Saudi Arabia never qualified under any imaginable interpretation of the UN criteria, said Neuer. “Women are subjugated in Saudi Arabia. They suffer gross and systematic inequality, and discrimination in law and practice. It is shocking but true that technological progress in Saudi Arabia means that the government now sends male guardians automatic text messages on the cross-border movements of female dependents.”
“Freedom of religion does not exist under the Wahabist regime. Saudis are required by law to be Muslims, while the practice of Christianity and other religions is completely forbidden.”
Saudi Support for Terrorism
Neuer welcomed the facts that the Saudis will not be legislating for the world on vital issues like combating terrorism, given its egregious record.
According to a December 2009 diplomatic cable signed by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as revealed by Wikileaks and The Guardian, Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest source of funds for Islamist terrorist groups.
“Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida … and other terrorist groups,” Clinton said. “Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide,” she said.
UN Watch is a Geneva-based human rights organization founded in 1993 to monitor UN compliance with the principles of its Charter. It is accredited as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and as an Associate NGO to the UN Department of Public Information (DPI).*******
By Kristie Pelletier and Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D
December 21, 2012
Many in the West, and especially in America, are still holding to the claim that the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate, largely secular, and peace-loving organization. The leaders in the U.S. who are chanting this mantra are either incredibly naïve and uninformed, simply not understanding the Islamic Eastern mind; or are more likely, they are outright liars. The long hidden goals of the Brotherhood have been revealed and should move every freedom lover to action.What we are experiencing since 9/11 with al Qaeda and other terrorist groups is partly because of “blowback,” the natural consequence, of the U.S.’ practice of working with radicals. Our government allied itself with the most radical, militant Afghan mujahedeen, training and arming them, in the fight against the Soviets. And more recently, it is being revealed that the U.S. worked in much the same way as in Afghanistan in the 1980’s with members of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood in order to oust Qaddafi.
The primary goal of the Brotherhood in the West is to establish an Islamic-Shariah based infrastructure that they can put into place to rule when the time is right. This is not a secret. Anyone with a computer and an internet connection can easily discover these facts. So why is it that our government continues to not only dialogue with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, but to give them key positions of influence?
Saudi Arabia—Birthplace of WahhabismOne nation stands out as home base for the global Islamic mischief; that is Saudi Arabia. Hillary Clinton has stated that Saudis are the largest financiers of terrorism. A December 2009 classified memo from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated donors in Saudi Arabia were "the most significant source" of funding to Wahhabist terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda.
The Wahhabist form of Islam is considered by its adherents to be the purest form. Founded by Muhammad bin Abd al-Wahhab, a Salafi Islamist Theologian in the 1700’s, it is a very radical form of Islam which considers all who don’t follow it, including Muslims who follow other branches of Islam, to be heathens and enemies. Osama bin Laden and the Muslim Brotherhood both have their roots in Wahhabist Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, recall that fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia. This brand of Islam seeks to conquer all other religions through whatever means necessary. (As discussed in previous articles: Radical Islam in the House and Civilization Jihad.)
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCirf) once again recommends Saudi Arabia be designated by the State Department as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC). The following is from that report issued in March of 2012:
Others such as Shi‘a, Ahmadi, and Ismaili Muslims are often violently persecuted, many having been detained, beaten and even be-headed while visiting Saudi Arabia performing Hajj, or pilgrimage. The Saudi government uses their rigid apostasy and blasphemy laws to persecute anyone they choose. The 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) mandated the promotion of religious liberty around the world as a central element of American foreign policy. The IRFA provides the standard for a CPC designation. It requires for such designation that: The particular government has “engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of religious freedom,” which is defined as “systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.” The U.S. can exercise influence on CPC’s to bring about compliance with USCirf standards such as economic sanctions. In spite of blatant human rights violations, Saudi Arabia continues to get waivers from any kind of action that might bring about real change ever since 2006, two years after it was first designated a Country of Particular Concern. Ali al Ahmed, a Shia Muslim living in Saudi Arabia, in an interview with PBS’ Frontline described what it is like for a non Wahhabist in that country;
[The Saudi government] It's intolerant toward other Muslims who are not Salafis. (Wahhabist) You can see a book that is printed [by] a branch of Imam, Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University in Washington area, and they printed this book where they say that 95 percent of Muslims are [merely] claimant to Islam [They are not considered real Muslims]. If you don't believe in Salafi, you are not a human being. You are something of a lower grade, that you can be persecuted or hurt, and it is OK, accepted, in that ideology. It's accepted to be killed, or maimed... The religious authority in Saudi Arabia controls the justice system. This is very important. ... All the judges in Saudi Arabia are Salafi.
They control all education. Saudi Arabia private and public schools, their curriculum is prescribed by the government. The religious curriculums are written and monitored and taught by Salafi Saudis only. Well, here, this is a book, Hadeeth, for ninth grade. Hadeeth is a statement of Prophet Mohammed. “The day of judgment will not arrive until Muslims fight Jews, and Muslim will kill Jews until the Jew hides behind a tree or a stone. Then the tree and the stone will say, 'Oh Muslim, oh, servant of God, this is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him'.” This is taught for 14-year-old boys in Saudi Arabia. This is a book printed by Saudi government Ministry of Education.Ali al Ahmed went on to make this blunt and shocking statement:
9/11 InconsistenciesPresident George W. Bush frequently promised to use the power of the U.S. to stop the flow of money to militant Islamists, all the while pledging to hold financers of terrorism just as responsible as those who pulled the triggers. In fact, the access of members of the Muslim Brotherhood to positions of power increased, both in number and scope of influence, under his leadership. The facts of 9/11 continue to surface. President Bush went out guns blazing to get the ones who attacked us. At least that is what we were supposed to believe. In reality, the Bush administration did not target many of the backers of the terrorists, especially those with Saudi connections.
The Rabita Trust is one organization which happened to be targeted. Designated a “Global Terrorist Entity” its assets were frozen one month after the 9/11 attacks. However, its founder, Saudi born, Abdullah Omar Naseef has escaped accountability. Organizations are made up of individuals. Individuals like Naseef were never held accountable. Naseef, has powerful friends in high places. One of his well-placed associates is Huma Abedin, a deputy chief of staff and aide to Hillary Clinton. She was once part of Naseef’s organization, the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA). (There will be more on Huma in the next article.)In the days following the 9/11 attacks, air travel was severely restricted because of national security. Craig Unger reported in the New York Times that 300 Saudis left the U.S. with the apparent clearance of the Bush Whitehouse. Two dozen of those leaving our country were members of Osama bin Laden’s family. One of those permitted to leave was Prince Turki bin Faisal, the widely feared head of the Saudi Intelligence Agency, until he was abruptly fired in August of 2001, just days before the 9/11 attacks. His replacement was officially announced on August 31. This begs the question asked so pointedly by Walid Shoebat in his investigative report on these events, “What, exactly, was the longtime head of Saudi Arabia's secret police doing in the United States, while 15 young Saudis were carrying out their attacks?” Walid Shoebat is a former radicalized PLO terrorist. He is one of the founders of the Forum for Middle East Understanding, and is a well-connected expert on the Middle East. As a Palestinian/American growing up mostly in the Middle East, and as former Muslim terrorist himself, he understands the Islamist mind.
The 9/11 hijackers made at least 6 trips to Las Vegas. Prince Turki flew with more than 30 others out of Vegas just a few days after the attacks. This Saudi prince had documented connections to Osama bin Laden and Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence, which propped up the Taliban, yet the Bush Administration allowed them to leave from Las Vegas. None of them were interviewed. Inexplicably, Turki later became the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S.
So many questions remain since 9/11. It has been reported that names of key Saudi’s were scrubbed from the 9/11 Commission’s report. The captured number 3 man in al Qaeda, Abu Zubaydah, named three Saudi Princes as intermediaries when he was interrogated by the U.S.; Prince Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prince Sultan bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah, and Prince Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz. Zubaydah was a leading member of Osama bin Laden's organization involved with the operational control of al-Qaeda's millennium bomb plots, as well as the attack on the USS Cole.
Johanna McGeary wrote in Time Magazine that after Zubaydah was captured in Pakistan, he was transferred to Afghanistan where he was sedated with sodium pentothal. Intending to intimidate the prisoner, what they found in Zubaydah’s reaction “was not fear, but utter relief.”During the interrogation, Zubaydah was told he was being held in Saudi Arabia and that his interrogators, two Arab Americans, were actually Saudis. McGeary reports that he was happy to see ‘Saudi agents.’ Seeming relieved, he rattled off phone numbers of the three princes named above. He said these princes were senior members of the Saudi royal family and would “tell you what to do.” All three of the princes named by Zubaydah met untimely ends under suspicious circumstances a few months after Zubaydah’s capture and within a week of each other. The Bush administration had warned the Saudis that they would take matters into their own hands. One administration official was quoted as saying, “We don't care how you deal with the problem; just do it or we will.”
A detailed report of the Saudi Princes’ deaths was written by Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack. The first prince, young and healthy, died of a reported heart attack during routine surgery. The second died in a reported car accident on his way to the first prince’s funeral. The third died of thirst in the desert, or so they say. With great discernment, Barrack and Shoebat call into question the reported events;
• Three princes named by Abu Zubaydah as having helped plan 9/11 all die mysteriously within four months of Zubaydah's capture and within one week of each other.
• The stories of these three princes are not included in the 9/11 Commission Report or available in the original Arabic media sources.
• There are no photos or verifiable names of individuals present during these deaths.
• The second prince dies after leaving behind a functioning mobile phone and walking through the desert without water, before dying next to the car he left to find help.The details of the deaths of these three men do not add up. A reading of the complete Shoebat article is very enlightening.
The Obama ConnectionIt gets worse. Avi Lipkin, a well-known author of Is Fanatic Islam a Global Threat?, was one of the first people to raise the alarm of Islamic fanaticism in 1995. Well before 2008, he and his wife Rachel reported radio broadcasts from Saudi Arabia that were claiming “we will have a Muslim in the Whitehouse in 2008.” If true, it would give new meaning to the deep bow Obama gave to the King of Saudi Arabia in 2009 during his global apology trip that shocked Americans. It would also explain the mystery of how Obama, coming from a low-income family, could comfortably attend so many prestigious and very expensive universities.
Rachel was an Egyptian Jewess who spoke fluent Arabic before immigrating to Israel in 1969. On January 19th 2010, Rachel recorded a broadcast from Nile TV from Egypt. She reports it was a roundtable discussion wherein Egypt’s foreign minister reportedly said that he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama who swore to him that he is a Muslim. Obama then explained to him about all his Muslim family background and practices. Obama then said “I have a problem with some domestic issues, and as soon as I finish with the health care question you Muslims will see what I will do for Islam regarding Israel.” It is interesting, and perhaps telling, that Obama has shunned Israel, and on May 5, 2011 shocked the world by calling for Israel to withdraw back to its pre-1967 borders. Doing so would make Israel indefensible. Could it be true? We don’t know. Obama has spent millions of dollars preventing anyone from uncovering his very secret past. Yet, the majority of Americans voted for him—twice!
One thing we do know, however. The American media has been virtually silent on the topic of President Obama’s Wahhabi Muslim roots in Kenya. It is a matter of record that his family, his close family in Africa, is devout Muslims. That they adhere to this austere form of Islam doesn’t play well in Peoria so the media is silent. After the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States, the Obamas of Kogelo were catapulted to exponentially heightened status; rags to riches overnight. In an interview on Al Jazeera the president’s first cousin proudly revealed that he studied Arabic and Shariah in Saudi Arabia in Medina. Only one brand of Islam is taught at that Islamic University; Salafist, aka, Wahhabist Islam. The Kenyan Obamas’ power and influence both in Kenya and internationally has given them the ability to pursue significant advancement of Wahhabist Islam. In 2009, Barack Obama’s uncle, Sayid Obama, his grandmother, Sarah Omar, and cousin, Musa Ismail Obama, made their pilgrimage to Mecca. They were received by members of the Saudi royal family including Prince Faisal bin Thamer bin Abdul Aziz, Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Mamdouh Bin Abdul Aziz, and Prince Abdullah bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, as well as a number of other princes and officials. The Saudis provided extensive security for the President’s family while they were in Saudi Arabia.
Musa Obama gave his interview on Al Jazeera TV after the trip. During that interview, Musa discussed his own devotion to Islam as well as that of his family. He talked about how it had been a lifelong dream of his grandmother (she is also President Obama’s grandmother) to perform Hajj. Hajj is one of the 5 pillars of Islam and is the ultimate act of worship for the Muslim. Musa said that his grandmother, Sarah, had believed that it would never be a reality for her to perform Hajj by making the trek to Mecca and that she was deeply moved that she was able to do so.
Musa is very proud of the fact that he has memorized the Koran and studied Arabic and Sharia in Saudi Arabia at the Islamic University in Medina. This university is nothing but a channel for the proliferation of Wahhabist beliefs. He stated during the Al Jazeera interview that he had to travel 700 miles away from home in his village of Kogelo in Western Kenya in order to study the Koran. He laments the fact that Western Kenya has no Islamic centers for this kind of study. Musa wants to see Wahhabi education in the school systems of Kenya in the same way as it is taught in the schools in Saudi Arabia. During the interview, Musa also bemoaned the fact that proselytizing for Islam in Kenya has been very difficult because of the influence of Christianity. President Obama’s cousin was very careful during the interview not to allow questions that might be politically damaging for the president.
Musa also talked about his family’s charitable organization started by his grandmother, the Sarah Obama Benevolent Fund Institute. The purported function of this organization is to help orphans and widows, those suffering from HIV/AIDS, as well as offering aid to students by providing scholarships to university. The Al Jazeera interview revealed that the majority of the funds raised go to send students to the Wahhabist educational institutions in Saudi Arabia.
Musa also stated that the organization is helping orphans, though they are only aiding a mere 50 orphans and 150 widows. At the same time, they are sending so many students, a “flood,” to the radical Islamic University in Medina, that Musa and Sayid had to meet with the head of another Wahhabist university, Umm Al-Qura University in Mecca, to start sending students there as well because the university in Medina didn’t have enough slots for all the students they were sending. President Obama’s Uncle Sayid Obama is very active in his work with the Muslim World League. The Muslim World League has numerous connections with terrorist groups including al Qaeda. They provided sponsorship as well as material support to Osama bin Laden. According to President Obama’s cousin Musa, the president is in continual contact with the Kenyan branch of his family through regular phone calls to his favorite uncle, Sayid. The Kenyan branch of the Obama family uses funds raised through Sarah Omar’s charitable organization to propagate this radical form of Islam.
The penetration of Islam into the federal government is astonishing and more than concerning. It will be explored further in the last article in this series. The potential direct link of the Obama clan, and possibly Obama himself, to Wahhabi Islam has staggering implications for the very future of the United States of America. Yet, not one word of this has been brought up in the mainstream press over the past four years. It is very doubtful Obama would have been elected the first time, let alone the second, if the American people knew of his potential extreme Islamist connections. It is small wonder Obama has spent millions hiding his past.
© 2012 Michael Coffman - All Rights Reserved
Kristie Pelletier is a researcher and freelance writer who works frequently with Dr. Coffman on a variety of issues.
Dr. Coffman is President of Environmental Perspectives Incorporated (epi-us.com) and CEO of Sovereignty International (sovereignty.net) in Bangor Maine. He has had over 30 years of university teaching, research and consulting experience in forestry and environmental sciences and now geopolitics. He was one of four who stopped the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity one hour before the Senate cloture vote. The Biodiversity Treaty is one of the major treaties promoted by Agenda 21. He produced the acclaimed DVD Global Warming or Global Governance (warmingdvd.com) disproving man-caused global warming—another major theme of Agenda 21. Dr. Coffman’s newest book, Plundered, How Progressive Ideology is Destroying America (AmericaPlundered.com) details how the American people are being indoctrinated and bullied into a very destructive belief system called progressivism. His last book, Rescuing a Broken America (rescuingamericabook.com) is receiving wide acclaim. He can be reached at 207-945-9878.E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org