Monday, April 20, 2009

Britain is attending Durban 2

Britain still plans to attend the conference, prompting an editorialist in the Times to comment:

Lord Malloch-Brown, the Minister for the UN, says he had never, in a long UN career, “seen such a disgraceful event”; yet he justifies Britain's going to Geneva as “damage limitation”. But the damage will be compounded. This conference will not only “reaffirm” the shameful Durban declaration, but will issue another that, on the pretext of outlawing “derogatory stereotyping and stigmatisation of persons based on their religion”, would oblige states to “prevent the emergence” of groups with “discriminatory ideas”.

Update: And the predictable happened.
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