July 15, 2005

U.N.: Hey Islam! Hey West! Let's be friends!

UN seeks to bolster ties between West and Islam (link)

The United Nations, acting after deadly suicide bombings apparently driven by Muslim extremism hit London, launched an initiative on Thursday to build new bridges between the West and Islam.

They said "acting" in the same sentence as the word "United Nations."

They funny.

The campaign's aim was to "bridge divides and overcome prejudice, misconceptions, misperceptions, and polarization which potentially threaten world peace," U.N. chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. [Maybe they need Sandra Bullock as the new U.N. spokesperson. Then they'll kick ass after they speak. And, yes, I saw Miss Congeniality 2...) --ed.]

Recent events had "heightened the sense of a widening gap and lack of mutual understanding between Islamic and Western societies -- an environment that has been exploited and exacerbated by extremists in all societies," he said.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan was pursuing the "Alliance of Civilizations" initiative, at the suggestion of Spain and Turkey, after 54 people were killed in suicide bombings in London by three British Muslims of Pakistani origin and a Jamaican-born Briton.

The campaign has no firm plans yet but is expected to present recommendations and a plan of action in late 2006.

They can't fix anything in the concrete (Sudan, Kosovo, Iraq, Sierra Leone...the list goes on...)---therefore, how can anyone expect them to bridge the divides and "misconceptions" of Islam?

And **NEWSFLASH**, Kofi, ol' buddy... I can't believe your U.N. "anthropologists" haven't informed you that "mutual respect" and "cultural tolerance" are not inherent in all societies..... that's the reason why THERE IS A WAR GOING ON!


Does anybody else feel another UNESCO program coming on?

Posted by Kyer at July 15, 2005 12:30 PM | TrackBack