Wednesday, October 21, 2009

UN Report Says War on Terror Hurts Transgenders!!!

Cross-posted by Gary Fouse

"Additionally, counter-terrorism measures that are characterized as being a fight for women’s rights (such as the United States portrayal of its “war on terror” in Afghanistan in 2001) should be closely scrutinized, to ensure that they are not misinformed by gender-cultural stereotypes and are actually responsive to the concerns of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals in local contexts."

-Martin Scheinin, Special Rapporteur, UN Human Rights Commission

If you still think the UN is a worthwhile organization, read the below report and accompanying document published by the UN Human Rights Council. According to this August report, the whole war on terror has to be re-designed (or perhaps called off?) in the name of gender equality and not to bring harm to transgendered people!,2933,568869,00.html

But of course, this report is from Fox News, and the White House says they can't be trusted, so here is the actual document:

Fousesquawk comment:

No really! What can one say to this ridiculous document? And who is the author of this mad concoction? His name is Martin Scheinin.

That's him right there.

Apparently, Mr Scheinin, a native of Finland, is a professor of public international law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Since 2005, he has been a "Special Rapporteur" (that's French) for the UN Human Rights Council.

Only a professor could think this up.

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