Muslim countries call for prosecution of Wilders
With the kind of chutzpah that only the religiously convicted can muster, the Islamic nations – including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Indonesia – are citing “human rights” in their efforts to get the Dutch government to prosecute Geert Wilders.
Yes, those hotbeds of torture, censorship, and religious discrimination are lecturing the Netherlands about human rights – and using the increasingly preposterous UN Human Rights Council as a platform from which to do so.
Criticising the recent decision by the Hague District Court to uphold Wilders’ right to free speech, Omar Shalaby of the Egyptian delegation said this:
This ruling may suggest that the judiciary is out of touch with the relevant international and regional obligations and jurisprudence in the field of human rights.
Since the OIC has turned the Human Rights Council into a thoroughly discredited laughing stock, the further “out of touch” with its influence democratic judiciaries remain the better.