Littman: Not cut short here
We have featured David Littman’s writings and reports on his adventures at the UN many times here at Jihad Watch. He has long fought against the foes of free speech at the UN Human Rights Council, and now the dhimmi Canadian rep there helped make sure that he would not be able to speak about antisemitism in Islamic texts and teachings.
“Jewish speaker outraged after debate cut short,” by Steven Edwards for Canwest News Service, March 9 (thanks to all who sent this in):
UNITED NATIONS “” Canada’s top diplomat at the United Nations in Geneva used his position as debate chair to cut short an accredited speaker as he detailed anti-Semitism in Islamic-sourced books.
The action by Ambassador Marius Grinius took place in the UN’s Human Rights Council, where Muslim and Arab countries regularly deliver harangues against the “Zionist Entity” “” a term many of them use to describe Israel.
He said David Littman, delivering a joint statement for the Association for World Education and the World Union for Progressive Judaism, had been “off topic” as the chamber debated a series of human rights reports.
Littman said his bid to call for a “universal condemnation” of defamations of Judaism was appropriate because a report dealing with freedom of expression and hate speech had been at the top of the agenda list.
“There was no valid reason for me to be stopped by the chair,” he wrote in a letter of protest to Grinius Monday.
“We are constantly stopped by points of order by (Muslim) delegates . . . It is very depressing to be censored this time by the Canadian chairman.”…
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