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Islamic terrorists and the UN: A record of evil

By Tom DeWeese
web posted November 5, 2001

Osama bin LadenIs there anyone left who doubts that the United Nations has long been and continues to be a hotbed of Islamic militancy? Is there anyone left who seriously thinks that the UN can serve in any useful capacity to bring about peace as Osama bin Laden and his followers square off to fight "the Christian crusade" against Islam, led, he says by President Bush?

In September the United States withdraw its representatives at a United Nations conference on bigotry held in Durban, South Africa. It was obvious to the whole world that it was nothing more than a platform for the most virulent bigotry against Jews, along with one demanding that the United States pay "reparations" to its Black community, 136 years after the end of the Civil War that freed slaves. The US representatives left on September 3rd. Eight days later, the World Trade Center was destroyed and the Pentagon suffered a grievous attack.

In October, Syria, one of seven nations our government designates as a state sponsor of terrorism, was elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Among the groups headquartered in Damascus, Syria today are Amad Jibril's Popular front for the Liberation of Palestine's general command, the Palestine Islamic Jihad, Abu Musa's Fatah-the-Intifada, and George Habash's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

In the General Assembly, Syria's elevation to the Security Council received 160 votes from the 178 nations voting. This is the United Nations at work!

The United Nation's record of "peacekeeping" is a wretched failure. It may take the credit, but it has been the military might of the United States that has imposed peace where it has ceased to exist. The most recent example was the Persian Gulf war. An earlier one was the Korean "police action", again fought by America that has had to maintain troops on the 38th parallel ever since the 1950's to deter Communist North Korea.

In every way possible, the United Nations has tried to accommodate Middle Eastern nations "win" the war they have waged ceaselessly against another Member State, Israel. The notion of "peacekeeping" was tried out in 1950's and its first test came in the Sinai Peninsula. Israel, in 1957, withdrew from the Sinai, having been promised that UN troops would insure it was demilitarized and its neighboring straits would be kept open to Israeli shipping. A decade later, in May 1967, the UN Secretary General immediately complied with Egyptian president Gamal Nasser's demand that it leave. Within days, Egypt attacked Israel.

In one United Nations resolution after another, the UN has condemned Israel's right to defend itself against its enemies from within and beyond its borders. As early as November 29, 1947, it was trying to divide Israel into two states. A year later in 1948, after the first Arab-Israeli war, condemned Israel for the "dispossession" of Arabs who fled the conflict, never mentioned the thousands of Jews in Arab states who also fled, this time to Israel to save their lives.

In 1974, the United Nations hosted a visit from Yasir Arafat, the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, who addressed the General Assembly wearing a gun!

Never making any judgement between aggressor and victim, the United Nations stood by while 250,000 died in Bosnia and 900,000 died in Rwanda. The current Secretary General, Kofi Annan, who formerly was the UN director of the Rwandan peacekeeping mission, praised Saddam Hussein, Iraq's dictator, as a reasonable, wise leader. He "negotiated" an end to United Nation's efforts to find and destroy weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. This is the same man and the same organization that just won the Nobel Prize for Peace!

Time and again, the UN has demonstrated that it isn't merely irrelevant, it is a deterrent to any real peace in the world.

The American Policy Center is sponsoring a program by which every city and town in America can declare itself "a UN-Free Zone." If it takes a city-by-city, town-by-town effort to free this nation from the United Nations, let's get on with it!

The United States and the whole world turned a corner in history on September 11, 200l. Remember, it was the World Trade Center that was destroyed by Islamic militants. The United Nations is home to these enemies of mankind.

It is time to end US support for this evil institution. Time to make America a UN-Free Zone.

Tom DeWeese is the president of the American Policy Center, a grassroots, activist think tank headquartered in Warren, Virginia. It maintains an Internet site at www.americanpolicy.org where you can secure a package of information to make your community a UN-Free Zone. (c) Tom DeWeese, 200l All rights reserved.

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