US not alone in boycotting Durban II

Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and the U.S. have now joined Canada and Australia in boycotting the U.N. sponsored racist anti racist conference known as Durban ll, scheduled to open this week on April 20.  Appropriately, that date is Hitler's birthday--may his name and soul be blotted out for eternity.  
Not being some starry eyed naif but an experienced realist (no, not a cynic) I realize that many of the countries choosing not to attend this Orwellian racist festival are doing so not so much because they're repelled by the racist and bigoted leaders who are demanding ever harsher actions against Israel and Zionism.  It seems that those running this farce are also demanding special privileges for Muslims, such as harsh punishments against those who defame Islam and the people who follow it. 

The newly boycotting countries are home to increasingly radical Muslim minorities who are refusing to assimilate while demanding special privileges and thus are slowly beginning to realize how following the agenda of Durban ll will negatively impact their own countries.  

Not so incidentally, according to the leaders of Durban ll, it is perfectly fine, nay even praiseworthy,  for Muslims to defame Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and other non believing infidels. 
Turning the tables on Durban ll organizers, Anne Bayefsky of  Eye on the UN  delivered a powerful blast against the murderous Durban ll  hypocrites.

The eyes of millions of victims of racism, xenophobia and intolerance are upon YOU, the representatives of states and the United Nations. And instead of hope you have given them despair. Instead of truth you have handed them diplomatic double-talk. Instead of combating antisemitism you have handed them a reason for Jews to fear UN-driven hatemongering on a global scale. 


This week you decided which states ought to serve in a leadership role at next week's conference. Among them are some of the world's leading practitioners of racism, not those interested in ending it. (Cuba, Libya, Iran)  You have also decided to hand a global megaphone to the President of a state which advocates genocide and denies the Holocaust. (She is referring to Ahmadinejad of Iran.)

You could have fought racism. You chose instead to fight Jews. You could have promoted the universal standards against racism already in existence. You chose instead to diminish their importance in the name of alleged cultural preferences. You could have protected freedom of expression. You chose instead to undermine it by twisted concepts of incitement. You could have brought victims of racism together in a common cause. You chose instead to pit victims against each other in an ugly struggle for meagre recognition. For those democracies that remain under these circumstances you are ultimately responsible for what can only be called an appalling disservice to real victims of racism, xenophobia and related intolerance around the world.