Last week, the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women, held a contest to determine the world’s number one violator of women’s rights. And the winner is!
Not Syria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iran, Yemen, China, or Somalia, Afghanistan, or Qatar, whose governments routinely employ rape and sexual violence, including torture against women as a tactic of war, where women are physically punished for not wearing compulsory clothing, are excluded from political life, are not allowed to drive, can’t travel without a male relative, receive half the inheritance of their brothers and where their testimony in court counts for half that of a males, where there is no minimum age for “consensual sex,” where it is legal for men to marry little girls as young as 10, where women are forced into genital mutilation, forbidden to hold public office, can be legally murdered by their male relatives, or forced into abortions and sterilization.
Nope, not one of these countries even made the finals. The winner is! Israel, one of freest and most democratic nations in the world, and the only democratic nation in the Middle East. Israel’s Arab citizens, including females, are free to serve in Knesset, in the Judiciary, in the Foreign Service, and in business. They vote, attend college, own property, and generally have a much higher standard of living than their neighbors in Jordan, Syria, Egypt or Lebanon. They are even free to criticize Israel and support her enemies.
So how did Israel win such a distinguished designation? Member nations represented on the Human Rights Council from such democratic nations as Qatar who bankrolls terrorists, China, Pakistan, Russia, Iran, and Sudan, etc. have decided it’s Israel’s fault that Palestinian women represent only 17% of the labor force in Palestine. Imagine that! Israel, not Islam is holding these women back.
This attitude toward the demonization of Israel foreshadows Obama’s Israel policy in the days and weeks ahead. Obama chooses to ignore the extreme persecution people are suffering at the hands of Islamists, while threating Israel with serious consequences for the sin of refusing to worship at his feet. All puffed up on spite and pettiness, Obama has threatened not to oppose a U.N. resolution to recognize a Palestine statehood, which is the last thing the Middle East needs – ANOTHER GENOCIDAL, TOTALITARIAN, RACISTS STATE, RUN BY ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS SUCH AS HAMA.
Grave human rights violations against religious and ethnic minorities have become increasingly commonplace in the Muslim world. Not only Jews are targeted, but, as the world has seen, Christians, Hindus, Baha’i, Alevis, Shi’as, Sunnis — and anyone who does not conform to some self-appointed person’s vision of Islam. Muslims are burned alive, Christians’ heads are cut off, Christians are crucified, a Christian couple in Pakistan is thrown alive onto a burning kiln, churches and Bibles are not allowed in Saudi Arabia. Yezidi children and women are raped by Isis terrorists, Iranian Kurds are tortured awaiting their executions, and Christians are sold into slavery or beheaded.
Persecuted has become an integral part of the daily lives of Christians all around the Muslim world. Women and girls in Nigeria and Iraq, some as young as 12, are sold into sexual enslavement, forced to convert, raped and tortured in a jihadist ethnic cleansing campaign by Islamic State militants and Boko Haram. Iran daily continues to persecute, torture, and hang its Kurdish citizens.
Unfortunately that persecution will continue as Obama and the United Nations, no longer feeling compelled to hid their leftist agenda, continue to turn a blind eye to the death and destruction in the Middle East, and side with the Islamist goal of irridicating Israel.
“Isreal was not created in order to disappear. it will endure and flouish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.” John F. Kennedy