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Russia kicked off U.N. Human Rights Council, but Saudi Arabia was re-elected

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posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 09:03 AM

Saudi Arabia, a theocratic absolute monarchy that carries out mass executions of dissidents, beheads drug dealers, systematically subjugates women and has supported extremist groups like al-Qaida and ISIS, was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday.

Russia, however, was not. Croatia defeated it in a bid for re-election by just two votes.

A country that openly supports terrorists and engages in terrorism directly themselves is re-elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council. Meanwhile, one of the only countries in the entire world that's taking a hard stand against terrorism is kicked off the U.N. Human Rights Council for...

Fighting terrorism...

This is another sign to me that humanity is completely lost. I believe the way things are going ISIS could be a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council in 20 years. In the words of an expert on Saudi Arabian culture, the biggest difference between the Saudi Arabian government and ISIS is public relations:

Sheikh Adel Al-Kilbani, former Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, admitted during a television appearance that ISIS merely shares the same beliefs as all Muslims who embrace what is contained in the Koran.


The cleric goes on to suggest that many Muslims agree with the Salafist philosophy behind ISIS, and that the only disagreement is with the way in which that philosophy is acted out from a public relations perspective.
“We do not criticize the thought on which it is based, such as the concept of apostasy,” states Al-Kilbani, suggesting that executions are justifiable for people who leave Islam, but that the “brutal” way in which ISIS kills people, “ruins our image in front of the world.”
“If we execute them in a way what does not show us in a bad light, then that’s fine,” he adds.
Former Grand Mosque Imam: ISIS Shares the Same Beliefs as Us

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 09:07 AM
a reply to: Profusion

Lulz, looks like the West is winning the 'war on propaganda'. Not sure about on the ground.

What a childish thing to do."Its my ball and you cant play".

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 09:08 AM
a reply to: Profusion

This is absolutely terrible.

Russia may not be perfect, and by Christ they are not, but at least they are actually fighting the creeping death that is ISIS and Friends (incidentally, someone needs to make that T.V. show. Saturday morning television slot anyone?).

Theres something rotten as all hell in the UN... again. God help us all.

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 09:11 AM
a reply to: TrueBrit

The UN is outdated organization, same as the EU.

It was just the US and it's allies dictating what's happening around the world. There's no such thing as international law, because, who can make big superpowers respect it?

I mean, Saudi Arabia re-elected, because they are the US allies

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 09:13 AM
Putin is a chess player and always.... two moves ahead of these idiots.
edit on 29-10-2016 by HUMBLEONE because: Three cheers for all of you!

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 09:18 AM
a reply to: Nikola014

Well, it certainly does seem that whenever something is rotten in America, there is something rotten in the UN too.

I just hope that Mr Putin understands that a decent portion of the western world do not support the stance their leaders are taking on Russia, or the terror issues that he is having to deal with, absent effective response from the western powers.

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 10:14 AM
LOL, not a big deal. Russians should have left that circus by themselves.

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 10:28 AM
One wonders why any country with poor human rights records, whether Saudi Arabia or Russian, are able to sit on a human rights body. However, that's the way it goes. The argument is that to improve human rights you need involve all nations.

The elections on the 28th October were held to replace the retiring nations of which Russia was one of those due to retire in December 2016. For their block of the Eastern European States, Russia was retiring, as was The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and three nations had put themselves forward to replace and these included Russia, Hungary and Croatia.

Clearly people favoured Croatia and Hungary. That's progress as Russia has a poor human rights record and was replaced by countries with much better records.

While Russia was not re-elected, other countries with similarly poor records were re-elected, including Saudi and China.

UN Elections

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 10:53 AM
a reply to: Profusion

They weren't kicked off they just lost a vote. Each year countries submit for a position votes are taken on which countries to include. Russia put there name on the ballot and lost.This just means that of the countries that tried to join the HRC Russia was the least liked. Bottom line this is Putins fault for destroying Russia's standing in the UN. But on the bright side for Putin most countries don't even want a position on the council. But that being said Russia is about as popular in the UN as getting cancer. This isn't a vote about there human rights but more an indication of there standing in the world. Putin is making Russia irrelevant in the world community.
edit on 10/29/16 by dragonridr because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 12:36 PM

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Profusion

Lulz, looks like the West is winning the 'war on propaganda'. Not sure about on the ground.

Putin Claims Russia Does Not Have ‘Propaganda Machine’ Like the West

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he “regrets” that his country does not have a propaganda machine, but alleged that the West does

edit on 29 10 2016 by DerBeobachter because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 01:29 PM
a reply to: DerBeobachter

Need more minstrels to run propaganda. The 'ministry of truth' is a big building, filled with professional liars.

posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 01:33 PM
Everybody knows Muslim Republics like Saudi Arabia are bastions of human rights..

Sure, they throw homosexuals off buildings and women can't drive because they are inferior to men...but who's counting?

Islam is the religion of peace...
It's true if u just ignore everything your eyes and ears tell u...


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