May 17, 2008

Deep Doudou.

Doudou Diene is the human rights investigator sent to the United States by the U.N. to "gather first-hand information on issues related to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance." He'll be here for 3 weeks to get this "first-hand information." I don't know. How would you spend 3 weeks trying to get first-hand information in a country of 300 million?

25 comments:

TMink said...

Xenophobia is the strawman that liberals use to describe people who believe that we should screen out criminals and terrorists seeking to enter our country.

I wonder if the poor in this country will realize that the illegal immigrants that both parties protect and allow entrance into our country are taking their jobs? Will they stay Democrats if they figure this out? Why are the Republicans not, you know, mentioning this?

Trey

Dan from Madison said...

I would send him to the Syttende Mai festival in Stoughton this weekend. That would give him plenty to think about. Xenophobia indeed.

rhhardin said...

How would you spend 3 weeks trying to get first-hand information in a country of 300 million?

Sampling.

The accuracy of the estimate depends on the size of the sample, not the size of the population that the sample comes from.

It might be like, though, the U.N. surveying the U.S. to evaluate the sense of humor, if that's different today.

Maguro said...

The UN Human Rights Council is absurd and offensive even by the low standards of the UN.

By April 2007, the Council had passed nine resolutions condemning Israel and had been the only country the UN Human Rights Council had specifically condemned. By comparison, toward Sudan, a country with severe human rights abuses in Darfur as documented by the Council's work groups, it has only expressed "deep concern."

Also:

On 29 November 2006, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan criticised the Human Rights Council for "disproportionate focus on violations by Israel" while neglecting other parts of the world such as Darfur, which had what he termed "graver" crises.

The UNHRC: So bad even Kofi Annan had to acknowledge it.

PatCA said...

Short reply: go to hell, Doudou.

Longer reply: Doudou, the UN, and Reuters are about as brave as our own homegrown leftists--attacking relentlessly a nation that would never hurt them back.

I eagerly await Doudou's report on Libya and Cuba.

vbspurs said...

His three-week visit, at U.S. government invitation, will cover eight cities -- Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Omaha, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Pardon me, but is he also charged with investigating charges of anti-semitism found with depressing frequency on synagogue walls, which just happened in a Broward temple on May 1st? How about swastikas outside shuls?

Because this:

Some 800 racially motivated incidents against people perceived to be Arab, Muslim, Sikh or South Asian had been investigated since the September 11 attacks, they said at the time.

From the article, it makes it seem like racism is specifically a retaliatory hate-spree, without even a cursory mention about all that other stuff too.

If I see Mr. Doudou Diene here in Miami, no doubt meeting exclusively with The Americas-Arab Chamber of Congress, I'll be sure to let him know his mission stinks.

Cheers,
Victoria

George said...

In some ways, Senegal is actually more advanced than the United States. For example, the police there beat journalists, throw them to the ground, and shock them with electric batons.

It would be fun to follow the Senagalese gentleman around to find out at which hotels he's staying, whether or not he has a car service, where he eats, how he spends his evenings and with whom. He'll be blowing $2,000.00 a day, easy. Plus, air fare and incidentals, call it a $50,000 trip.

Then, take the video and show it to people in the markets of Dakar. The results? Electrifying!

bearbee said...

GENEVA (Reuters) - A special U.N. human rights investigator will visit the United States this month to probe racism, an issue that has forced its way into the race to secure the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

1. Are such visits voted by the UNHRC?
2. I don't understand Reuters 1st paragraph. Can someone explain?
3. Is there precedence of this type of visit to the US, e.g., 1960's?
4. Have western countries experiencing recent problems with Muslim populations, such as Britian, France, Denmark, had such visits?
5. Will we have UN officials monitoring the legality of the November voting process?

PatCA said...

George,
"Racist!"

Christy said...

Three weeks is sufficient because the report has already been written. We could probably do a decent draft of report right here and right now, don't you think?

Palladian said...

I know a church on the south side of Chicago Doudou might like to visit. I hear a certain senator's pew is empty. Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance indeed.

Isn't it wonderful to be monitored by a criminal organization that we pay the bills for?

vbspurs said...

I know a church on the south side of Chicago Doudou might like to visit. I hear a certain senator's pew is empty. Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance indeed.

As ever, spot on commentary, Palladian. Someone should write a blogpost on that.

ricpic said...

Racism? Don't hold your breath waiting for Doody to get into the inconvenient issue of black on white crime.

J said...

"racism, an issue that has forced its way into the race to secure the Democratic Party's presidential nomination"


I'm not sure there isn't at least some smoke there - last I heard, AA voters were going 90+ percent for Obama. That's more than political solidarity.

HeatherRadish said...

He could talk to Jamiel Shaw's family about racism and xenophobia...


"the poor in this country will realize that the illegal immigrants...are taking their jobs"

Why would the native-born poor move to rural WI to take the cow-milking jobs being done by illegal immigrants when the government pays them to stay unemployed in Milwaukee?

dbp said...

Three weeks should be plenty of time for Mr. Diene to confirm whatever preconceived notions he has about the United States.

Revenant said...

How would you spend 3 weeks trying to get first-hand information in a country of 300 million?

Easy. You start off already knowing what the results you're going to "find" are.

reader_iam said...

How would you spend 3 weeks trying to get first-hand information in a country of 300 million?

That's too easy, Ann: Dip generously into my carry-on bag of assumptions, presumptions, preconceptions and stereotypes, and, when necessary, order a large cup of received wisdom with "Amerikkka" beautifully crafted in the foam on top.

reader_iam said...

(Obviously, if it were someone going into a different large country, the froth-art would differ, but the same principle would apply.)

Michael_H said...

$2,000 per day? Man, I'd buy a really nice motorcycle and drive from one end of America to the other, only on non-interstate highways, stopping at every barbecue joint I saw along the way and talkin' to folks.

I'd pack a tent, sleeping bag and a couple of changes of clothes, and some rain gear, too. I'd camp in state and national parks so I could meet folks there as well.

Probably wouldn't find much racism, but I could write the report ahead of time, cite a few press clippings, that sort of thing, just to keep my boss happy.

It would be the trip of a lifetime.

Dogwood said...

Some 800 racially motivated incidents against people perceived to be Arab, Muslim, Sikh or South Asian had been investigated since the September 11 attacks, they said at the time.

So let's see. 800 incidents divided by seven years (roughly) equals 114 incidents per year divided by 365 days per year equals .3 incidents per day in a nation of 300 million people, equals .000000001 incidents per person per day per year.

Good thing the UN is getting involved because we appear to be on the verge of Darfur-like genocide.

I feel safer already.

vbspurs said...

Christy, go for it!

Get the ball rolling, and we could pitch in our sentences along the way. :)

Eli Blake said...

How would you spend 3 weeks trying to get first-hand information in a country of 300 million?

Good question Ann. And that is even though we have one of the most open societies in the world.

All of which points out how much more skeptical we should have been of our 'intelligence' which said that Saddam Hussein had WMD, as well as any further claims by this or future administrations suggesting that some country is guilty of something that is so heinous that it is worth going to war and losing American lives over.

Revenant said...

You've got it backwards, Eli.

Hussein was obligated to demonstrate that he had dismantled his biological and chemical weapons and ended his nuclear weapons program. He refused to do that, so he got taken out.

It was never about believing the Bush Administration. It was about not giving a a nutty dictator the benefit of the doubt.

John Wallace said...

ANOTHER REASON TO END AMERICA’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE UN!

A special U.N. Human Rights investigator has been invited to come to the United States to probe racism and Islamophobia in America. During his three week visit, which started on May 19th, Mr. Doudou Diene, a Senegalese lawyer, will be visiting eight cities and will meet with various federal, state and local government officials, lawmakers and members of the judiciary. According to the United Nations, the purpose of his visit is to gather information on issues related to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and other related intolerance in America.

Mr. Diene is from Senegal, a country with a 95% Muslim majority that is also a member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which makes up the largest single voting bloc in the United Nations. The 57 Islamic countries in this (OIC) bloc have a record of consistently voting against Western-style democracies and routinely condemning Israel.

Mr. Diene has a personal history of focusing his human rights investigations mostly on Western-style democratic societies, issuing biased reports on alleged institutionalized racism and ‘Islamophobia’ in democratic countries such as Japan, Canada, Denmark, and Switzerland while ignoring real human-rights violations in the non-democratic Muslim countries of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

It should also be pointed out that the United Nation’s Human Rights Council includes some of the world’s worst human-rights violators, including China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. This same UN Human Rights Council has previously urged the United States to halt the post 9-11 racial profiling of Americans of Arab, Muslim and South Asian descent. At the same time, the United Nation’s Human Rights Council has ignored the fact that United Nations’ own peacekeepers in Africa are currently raping women in the Congo and have turned a blind eye to the man-made starvation of millions in southern Africa. In the arena of human rights, the United Nations is not only morally bankrupt, but it is rapidly becoming an irrelevant institution.

Doudou Diene has a clear record against freedom of speech and free expression when it comes to Islam. Mr. Diene had criticized Danish newspapers when they published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, accusing them of placing their country’s right of free speech above fighting religious intolerance and incitement to religions hatred against Muslims. It would appear that Mr. Diene would not be a supporter of the First Amendment of the US Constitution either.

As we all know, copies of the Quran are available in almost any bookstore in America and the book is studied in countless American universities, while Christians and other non-Muslims in Saudi Arabia are not even allowed to possess a copy of their holy books. The Saudi government routinely desecrates and burns Bibles that its security forces confiscate at immigration points coming into the country or during raids on Christian expatriates worshiping privately. Just days before Crown Prince Abdullah recently met with President Bush, two Christian gatherings in Saudi Arabia were raided in Riyadh where Bibles and crosses were confiscated to be eventually incinerated. Why hasn’t the United Nations’ Human Rights Council sent Mr. Diene to investigate Saudi Arabia’s overt religious intolerance and persecution of non-Muslims? Why hasn’t the United Nations sent Mr. Diene to investigate the anti-Christian persecution and murders in Albania and Kosovo committed by the Muslim governments? It’s because a very clear double standard now exists at the United Nations.

American taxpayers contribute approximately $5 Billion a year to the operations of the United Nations, which devotes much of its double-standard energy to shielding dictatorial regimes, attempting to usurp individual nations’ sovereignty and promoting a future new world order in which UN bureaucrats will be in charge. Worst of all, the United Nations serves as an on-going forum for rampant anti-American and anti-democratic diatribes.

The United Nations has been granted no authority over the American people or our government because the UN does not derive its powers from the consent of the American people. Americans need to stop thinking that the United Nations has some legitimate, legal authority over our country. It does not! Americans have a choice. We can follow the U.S.
Constitution and protect our freedoms, liberties and sovereignty, or we can continue to contribute billions of dollars to a bottomless pit and submit to the unconstitutional interference by the United Nations in our country’s internal affairs.

In this particular investigation into racism and ‘Islamophobia’ in the USA, Mr. Diene is interfering in our country’s internal affairs and he is hardly an objective reporter or an impartial judge of racial conditions, xenophobia and other related intolerance in America. Indeed, Mr. Diene will find a great deal more racial, religious and ethnic intolerance and persecution in his own backyard in Africa and the Middle East.

Perhaps, the time has finally come for Americans to rethink the value of our membership and participation in the United Nations.

The evidence is clear. Not only should we get out of the United Nations, but maybe it is also time for the United Nations to get out of the United States as well.

I support the “American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2007” (HR-1146), introduced by Rep. Ron Paul, to end the membership of the United States in the United Nations.

By: John Wallace
Candidate for Congress
NY’s 20th Congressional District
www.FreedomCandidate.com