Sunday, November 21, 2010

Muslims and Africans Not Opposed to "Arbitrary" Killings of Homosexuals

Descrimination doesn't touch on Homosexual Persons

[] On Tuesday, the United Nations passed a resolution -- different than the one of earlier years  -- which doesn't mention the death penalty for 'sexual orientation'.  The United Nations revised the resolution after pressure from Arab and African States.  The nations stricken by Western decadence did not accept the condemnation of the death penalty for reasons of discrimination, however, because of the absence of the clause regarding "sexual orientation".

The following is from the Huffington Post:
United Nations – African and Arab nations succeeded by a whisker in deleting three words from a resolution that would have included gays in a denunciation of arbitrary killings. Europeans protested in vain.

At issue was a measure on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions adopted by a General Assembly committee. Usually a vote in the committee, which includes all UN members, is tantamount to official passage by the Assembly.

The reference in the three-page draft came in the sixth of 22 paragraphs and urged investigations of all killings “committed for any discriminatory reason, including sexual orientation.” The provision was among many that had been proposed and analyzed by a “special rapporteur” (investigator) on the subject.

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