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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

UN condemns Nazism, Europe abstains

You'd think that a UN General Assembly resolution like A/60/507 would be pretty uncontroversial:

Draft resolution I on the inadmissibility of certain practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance would have the Assembly express deep concern over the glorification of the Nazi movement and former members of the Waffen SS organization, including by erecting monuments and memorials, as well as holding public demonstrations to glorify the Nazi past, the Nazi movement and neo-Nazism. The Assembly would also stress that such practices did injustice to the memory of the countless victims of crimes against humanity committed in the Second World War and poisoned the minds of young people, particularly during the sixtieth anniversary of victory in the Second World War and the liberation of Auschwitz and other concentration camps, and that such practices were incompatible with the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s goals and principles.

Further to the text, the Assembly would stress that such practices fuelled contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and contributed to the spread of various extremist political parties, movements and groups, including neo-Nazis and skinhead groups. The Assembly would also emphasizes the need to end such practices, and would call upon States to step up measures to combat these phenomena and the extremist movements, which posed a real threat to democratic values.

Uncontroversial enough to be approved on December 16th by a majority of 114-4, with 57 abstentions. Those voting in favor included Israel and Iran; Saudi Arabia and Iraq; India and Pakistan; China and Russia; Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Those abstaining included every single European country except Russia. Goddamn those Jooo-hating Nazi-loving dhimmified EUrabian EUroweenie EUnuchs. Along with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and several other countries.

And the four countries that voted against?

Federated States of Micronesia, Japan, Marshall Islands, and the United States.

No wonder Pamela is so drippingly fond of John Bolton, the "passionate Zionist." Condemn intolerance, xenophobia, and racial discrimination? Not on the Moustache's watch, no sir!

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