The Human Rights Council at the United Nations has now banned any criticism regarding Sharia Law and human rights in the Islamic World
According to President Doru Romulus Costea - and following the efforts of delegates from Egypt, Pakistan and
Iran - the Council will no longer tolerate criticism of either Sharia
or specific fatwas in the name of human rights.
In many parts of the Islamic world, it is becomingly increasing clear not only that the Koran (the written
record of the original oral transmissions of Mohammad’s life teachings)
and the Hadith (the later delineations of those teachings) are
considered sacrosanct in their perfection, but also the various
implementations of these teachings, known as Sharia Law.
No evolution or refinements are required. No matter that nearly every multitudinous Muslim sect or group
has a differing interpretation of this God-given Sharia Law. Nor that
the stoning to death of women, beheading of men, and all the 6th century
niceties of feudal Arabia are still part and parcel of the immovable
Islamic tradition. Never mind that Sunni will decimate Shia - and vice
versa - over differences of interpretations far more modest than those
between (modern) Catholics and Protestants, between Hindus and
Buddhists. Islamic sect can war on Islamic sect, Arab can criticize
Because Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and all other religions are imperfect, they are fair game for any and
all attacks. Since Israel, Zionism, America and the Western World were
created and developed outside the Islamic World and its divine
perfection, they are likewise subject to criticism.
Now, not only has the Islamic God forbidden outside criticism of the Sharia Law, but the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is its enjoined messenger on earth.
Of course, observers of the HRC should not be surprised. The ostensibly prestigious body has become a revolving
door for countries with an ambivalent (or even well nigh invisible)
relationship with freedom and democracy. In the two years following its
replacement of the equally dictatorship-friendly Human Rights
Commission, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Egypt,
Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia have all been elected
to the Council. As a majority of the Council’s resolutions are
concerned with Israel, it would effectively cease functioning were it
not for its compulsive focus on the Jewish state.
Due to this resolution the Council - and thus, perversely, the UN - is endorsing a worldview in which human
interpretation and understanding has been placed beyond the pale of
critical thinking and investigation as long as it’s part of Sharia Law
or the Islamic tradition. Perhaps we should rename the United Nations
and call it the “Nations of Islam - United in Unique and Ineffable
Perfection.” Sounds appropriate.