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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Who is Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani? Part 3

From the sublime to the ridiculous...

The UN appoints Iran to their Commission on Women's Rights

Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged "immodest."
Just days after Iran abandoned a high-profile bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, it began a covert campaign to claim a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women, which is "dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women," according to its website.

Sorry to go all Shakespeare on you... but this one immediately came to mind:

Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air. (Macbeth. Act 1, Scene 1)

John Hinderaker of the Powerline blog calls the UN the biggest joke in the world... and I'm quite inclined to agree.

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