Stunning Admission of Triple Standards, and Hatred of the West
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Submitted by Eric Roth, Apr 5, 2010 12:32

Thank you for sharing this invaluable, concise article that clears away layers of ambigious nonsense from Amnesty International.

It's simply stunning that AI would endorse jihad - an obscene, violent religious concept used for conquest and beheadings - to justify their support of bigoted terrorists. They clearly have joined the hard cultural left, and forgotten their roots in individual rights.

Yet I can't pretend to be shocked. I attended an Amnesty International event three years ago in Los Angeles at the Museum of Tolerance. The speaker was from Pakistan, and condemning acid attacks against young girls which is a huge human rights problem. Yet the speaker, educated at Berkeley, kept insisting this growing trend among Pakistani Muslims was an American import because of some obscure American novel in the 1970s. It was simply shocking. America - and the West - were somehow to blame for psychotic, violent acts of ignorant, usually illiterate peasants in Pakistan.

When I asked why she didn't frame her defense of individual and women's rights as universal rights that came from the West, (unlike throwing acid in the faces of young girls), she lectured me of my narrow Western prejudices. You could feel the crowd's negative energy. It was frightening. Later, several young people confronted me in the lobby for my imperialism. Think Alice in Wonderland - with a very disturbing twist.

At that point, I vowed to never give another dime to Amnesty Internation - and realized that their support for human rights was second to their ideological crusade against the United States. Naturally, I was very disappointed.

The situation in London seems much worse.


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