Yesterday’s Jerusalem Post reported that Canada will not attend the United Nations conference on racism to be held in Durban, South Africa, in September of next year.
According to the article:
“(Canada’s Immigration) Minister, Jason Kenney, said Canada has lost faith in the Durban process, a conference that began in 2001 to develop strategies to defeat racism.
“Canada is clearly committed to the fight against racism, but the Durban process commemorates an agenda that actually promotes racism rather than combats it.””
The article further points out:
“But most offensive to Canada and several other countries were speeches laced with anti-Israeli rhetoric. Canada led a boycott of Durban II in Geneva last year, where Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad railed against the Jewish state.”
What has happened to the United Nations is very simple. A group of nations who do not support freedom or democracy has formed a very powerful bloc inside the United Nations. Because of this, the UN’s original ideas of stopping wars, supporting human rights, and supporting freedom have been usurped by this group. The UN has lost its original mission. The only way to regain the UN’s original mission would be for the democracies and freedom-loving countries of the world to become more powerful within the organization than the group of dictators, thugs, and tyrants who have banned together for their own mischief. Since that is unlikely to happen, it is time to ask the United Nations to leave New York and for the United States to stop financial support of the organization and withdraw its membership.
Cheers to Canada for being willing to take a stand!