U.N. Adopts Iran’s ‘World Against Violent Extremism’ ActFree Beacon
The United Nations overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday to adopt an Iranian and Syrian authored resolution that calls on nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism.
The U.N.’s General Assembly voted by consensus to approve the “World Against Violent Extremism” (WAVE) Act, which critics lambasted as hypocritical, given Iran’s designation as one of the global leaders in executions and state-sponsored terrorism.
Iran is one of the world’s worst human rights abusers a regime that hangs gays, stones women, imprisons journalists, and executes political opponents.”
“At first one might think it odd that Iran and Syria have just led the U.N. General Assembly in adopting a resolution on ‘a world against violence and violent extremism’—but at the U.N. it all makes sense,” said Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust.
“It’s an organization which has no definition of terrorism because according to the folks who control the place, the ‘Terrorists R Us,’” Bayefsky said. “So there’s no problem condemning extremists, because the extremists are us too. The saddest part? American taxpayers—aka extremists—are paying for this production line.”
Iran’s WAVE Act urges member nations to take “appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace and to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character,” according to text of the resolution.
It also encourages “respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction of any kind such as to race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.”