Media Blog

Confrontation at ‘Durban II’: Libyan Chair Silences Torture Victim

A host of countries walked out of the U.N.’s “anti-racism” conference (known as Durban II) in Geneva, Switzerland, today after the world’s most prominent racist — Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — predictably launched an anti-Semitic tirade. Here is a list of the countries that walked out.

“It is hard to find an explanation as to why exactly the Swiss, hosting the ‘Durban II’ anti-racism convention in Geneva, opted to make its guest of honor Iran’s strong man Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,” asked a producer for the British-based satellite broadcaster Sky News.

There is background about the anti-Semitic atmosphere surrounding this supposedly “anti-racism” conference here.

Earlier, Swiss federal agents escorted Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz away from the Geneva hotel where Iranian dictator Ahmadinejad and Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz were meeting, after he announced plans to challenge the Iranian leader over his views on the Holocaust.

This farce of a conference — organized by the UN, a farce of an organization — is being chaired by one of the world’s worst perpetrators of racism, discrimination, and human rights abuses: Libya.

In the clip below, a representative of Libyan dictator Col. Muammar Qaddafi — Mrs. Najjat al-Hajjaji, who chaired the Durban II Preparatory Committee for the past two years, and was elected chair of the Durban II Main Committee — silences the Palestinian medical intern who (together with five Bulgarian nurses) was tortured by Libya in order to confess to trumped up charges of spreading the AIDS virus in Libya.
The video clip was recorded by UN Watch.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.


The Latest