Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Actually, Iran Really Isn't Very Tolerant

This one goes out to that bumbling buffoon, Michel Aoun, fresh from his return from his "supplication visit" to the clerics in Iran:
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed concerns about possible human rights abuses in Iran and urged the country to do more to combat discrimination against women and minorities.

According to the report, one of the main victims of discrimination in Iran is the Baha'I community.

Baha'is say hundreds of their followers have been jailed and executed since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.

There have also been reports of "an increase in rights violations against women, university students, teachers, workers and other activist groups," Ban said in the report, which was issued to all 192 UN member states.

Regarding the place of women in Iranian society, the report said criminal and civil laws contained "discriminatory provisions that are in urgent need of reform." Ban also said that gender-based violence was "widespread" in Iran.
So here's to Hizballah's chief Christian ally (and Syria's newest - or is it oldest? - tool) and his claim, upon his return, of universal tolerance in that bastion of freedom and minority rights.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger.