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One more step down the road

 6th April, 2008

"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them," Obama said. "And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Presidential candidate Barry Obama

19th December, 2011

The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urging countries to take effective steps “to address and combat such incidents.”

No member state called for a recorded vote on the text, which was as a result adopted “by consensus.”


Critics regard the measure as an attempt to outlaw valid and critical scrutiny of Islamic teachings, as some OIC states do through controversial blasphemy laws at home.


The U.S. representative, John Sammis, said the United States was pleased to join the consensus.

So, Barry wants to criminalise his own words then?

H/T Jihadwatch – UN condemns telling the truth about Islam, Obama Administration joins in


  1. Tim Newman says:

    Was there a footnote in the document to the effect of “Except Jews”?

  2. Paul Marks says:

    The P.C. mob (i.e. the Cultural Marxism mob – Frankfurt School and so on) have joined up with the Islamist mob – the use the same language and they support the same proposals at the UN (and in universities all over the West).

    So many people said it was “impossible”, because of the differences between the two factions (on women, on homosexual act and on…..), but it has happened.

    And OF COURSE they do not include their own speech.

    Anti Jewish speech is fine (as long as it masked as “anti Zionism”) and anti “Redneck” speech is certainly fine – Obama is hardly going to convict himself.

    The allience did not start yesterday – it started years and years ago, and is based on the old doctrine that the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend.

  3. JuliaM says:

    No, of course not. Dear ol’ Barry O’Blimey is just borrowing a concept from an earlier (opposing) president, to whit: ‘It’s not (insert here) when the president does it!’

  4. NickM says:

    Hmm… I suspect there is something deeper or the Frankfurter types are really dumb about recent history. The shah was over thrown by Islamists and the left and it didn’t go well for the left either in terms of whatever vision they had for Iran or indeed their own necks.

    OK, deeper… I’m sticking my neck out here but I believe many on the left admire Islam’s capacity to grip all of human life where an Islamist regime such as the IRI holds sway. In some sense this goes back to the late C19th/early C20th lauding of Islam in various intellectual circles in the West particularly in Britain. This frequently at the expense of the Jews who were seen as “not linked to the land” but to grubby commerce and/or grubby Marxism or whatever and were intrinsically trans-national. This is a sort of romantic noble savage type idea. For a wonderfully batty example John Buchan’s works, particularly “Greenmantle” which revolves around a plot during WWI to support a Mahdi type figure in taking over the Ottoman Empire and force them out of the war. The guy is frequently described using terms like “saintly”.

    Of course the weird conspiracy of Jews as Marxists *and* capitalists doing down decent volk was a central plank of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”.

    Oddly enough by most standards John Buchan was not left-wing in the slightest.

    But that was a work of fiction Nick. Well flash forward to the real world in the ’70s. A US intel report back then used the same words about Ayatollah Khomeini. Curious really.

  5. GW says:

    Those two make quotes make for a nice juxtaposition.

    That UN Resolution that you cite is wholly aimed at making any criticism of Islam unlawful. That would be the final nail in the coffin for every and all effort to reform Islam, and particularly the worst of it, Wahhabism. What the hell the U.S. is doing joining that resolution is beyond me.

  6. CountingCats says:

    The EU supported it as well.


  7. CountingCats says:


    Musta been, right next to the one excepting Christians. I suspect that there will be one excepting Hindus, Buddhists, Animists, Shinto and so on as well.

    We all know one, and only one, religion will be protected by this claptrap if it does become international law.

    Where would the BBC be if they couldn’t sneer at Christians?

  8. GW says:

    For what its worth, I posted a long essay on this bs UN Declaration a few years ago. If it is of any interest:

  9. Thornavis says:

    Nick M. I think you’re right with that analysis, Kipling was quite admiring of Islam too ( or perhaps more accurately of the northern Indian/ Afghan muslims ) although he wasn’t antisemitic.
    It’s funny how the left never learns, they’re always amongst the first to suffer when their longed for revolution arives.

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