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Saudi Arabia: The World’s Next Human Rights Watchdog?




|| By FITSNEWS || Ah, Saudi Arabia. Our “partners in peace.”  Well … except when they’re secretly subsidizing terrorist attacks against our country.  And then goading us into another “War on Terror.”

It’s clear who is in charge in the relationship, isn’t it?

Anyway, according to reporter Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon, Saudi Arabia is making a push to lead the United Nations’ Human Rights Council … a move which comes “just days after it posted a slew of new job openings for executioners who would help carry out beheadings amid a massive uptick in state-sanctioned killings in the country.”

As of this week, Saudi Arabia has beheaded 85 people – almost as many as it beheaded in 2014.  Nearly half of these beheadings were for non-violent, drug-related offenses.  Obviously this website supports capital punishment – and if the Saudis want to behead people as part of their “war on drugs,” whatever.  That’s their business.

But we don’t have to be their allies.  Or sell them weapons.  Or give them our tax dollars.  Or welcome their immigrants.  And we sure as hell don’t have to support their shameless bid to lead a global government’s “human rights” panel.

“The fact that Saudi Arabia is on the U.N. Human Rights Council at all is more than sufficient to make a mockery out of the entire body,” Michael Krieger of Libety Blitzkrieg writes. “Nevertheless, it appears this ridiculous membership isn’t enough for the Saudis.”

Krieger isn’t the only critic.  U.N. Watch – a human rights advocacy organization – ripped the Saudi effort.

The group referred to Saudi Arabia’s gambit as a “despicable act of cynicism by a regime that beheads people in the town square, systematically oppresses women, Christians, and gays, and jails innocent bloggers like Raif Badawi for the crime of challenging the rulers’ radical brand of Wahabbist Islam.”


How can a country which openly discriminates on the basis of gender, religion and sexual orientation – which doesn’t recognize basic human freedom – be in any way responsible for overseeing “human rights?”

America should publicly rebuke this … but we won’t.

After all these are our “partners in peace.”