Dec. 11, 2012
National Post

Monday was Human Rights Day. It was also the day the United Nations chose to elect Mauritania, a country where 800,000 people live as slaves, as vice-president of the Human Rights Council. Hillel Neuer, UN Watch executive director, said, “It is obscene for the UN to use the occasion of Human Rights Day, when we commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to elect the world’s worst en-abler of slavery to this prestigious post. The UN is making an arsonist head of the fire department.” According to a recent report by The Guardian, “up to 800,000 people in a nation of 3.5 million remain chattels,” with power and wealth concentrated among lighter-skinned Moors, “leaving slave-descended darker-skinned Moors and black Africans on the edges of society.”

 

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