United Nations Appoints Islamic Dictatorship To Women’s Rights Commission

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The United Nations (UN) is showing their commitment to the ongoing struggle for women’s rights throughout the world by including an Islamic dictatorship on their Commission on the Status of Women. They recently announced that Saudi Arabia would be added to the body.

The UN had previously made the Saudi Arabian ambassador, Faisal bin Hassan Trad the head of a key human rights panel a couple years back. This outraged watchdog groups, but the UN was oblivious to those concerns and apparently considers Saudi Arabia to be a crucial vanguard for human rights for their organization.

Saudi Arabia is an undemocratic Wahabbist kingdom whose leaders believe in a strict interpretation of the Koran. “Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, in a public statement. “It’s absurd.”

According to a Human Rights Watch report released in late 2015, women are not permitted on the streets of Saudi Arabia unless they are accompanied by a man. There is a small percentage of women in the workplace, and female rape victims can be punished criminally. Women can be stoned to death for committing adultery. Domestic violence against women was only made a criminal offense in 2013. Polygamy is also permitted in the region.

“Every Saudi woman must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman’s life from her birth until death. Saudi Arabia also bans women from driving cars,” Neuer said.

Little push-back if any is expected from the United States government, as President Trump funnels weapons to the Saudi government and mulls visiting the country to strengthen ties between nations. The Trump administration seems intent on focusing its ire on Iran and North Korea rather than Saudi Arabia, fulfilling Bush-era foreign policy mandates.

Shane has been an activist for liberty-related causes for over 10 years. He is the Media Relations Director of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan, State Director of the Michigan Tenth Amendment Center, and County Coordinator for Michigan Campaign for Liberty.

  • This is a joke?

    • At one point Iran was appointed, so no, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone, That commission is the joke!

  • Next – put them on LGBT rights committee.

  • Ain’t that sweet

  • Well, it’s the United Nations, what do you expect? This is just another reason we should cut off all funds to the United Nations. They spend the majority of their time making anti- Israel and anti-American speeches.

  • *face palms* Talk about a dumb ass move. Islam doesn’t respect women’s rights at all. What a misstep. Because of their many screw ups dealing with ISIS, etc many people are losing faith in the UN.

  • ChzBrgr

    The good thing is that if liberals embrace Islam, there will not be anymore women drivers.

  • Un is an dumbass .. Should had appoint the muslim woman to lead women’s Rights commission not an fucking dumbass Islamic dictatorship….

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