Funding that vile international body (driven largely by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation) is as good as funding jihad, Jew-hatred, creed apartheid, gender apartheid and sharia worldwide. The OIC is made up of 56 Muslim countries and the terrorist Palestinian Authority. The OIC, Bat Ye’or explains, is nothing less than a “would-be, universal caliphate.” It might look different from the caliphates of the Ottomans, Fatimids, and Abbasids. It might resemble, instead, a thoroughly modern trans-national bureaucracy. But, already, the OIC exercises significant power through the United Nations, and through the European Union, which has been eager to accommodate the OIC while simultaneously endowing the U.N. with increasing authority for global governance. Among the other organizations that Bat Ye’or says are doing the OIC’s bidding are the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations, the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, and the European Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Cooperation (PAEAC).
This is long overdue and most welcome. From the outset the UN set out to fail. They have failed the tortured, the oppressed, the poor, in incalculable ways. The graft and corruption is endemic to the institution Those who contribute little or nothing have enormous say.
The alternative? A different organization. “The United Democratic Nations,” an organization of free nations. Shared values. This seems to be one of the malignancies of the UN. How can democracies and dictatorships co-exist in a world body successfully. They can’t. And so immediately the organization is/was destined to fail. The United Nations has been worse than ineffective. It has been outright complicit.
The world has changed a great deal from the time of the United Nations birth in 1945, and so has the United Nations. The United Nations was founded in the wake of the holocaust. The objective was to insure it never happen again. Ironically, it seems to exist now only to insure that it does. Sixty years ago democracies, both nascent and well established, comprised the majority of the founding nations of the UN. The members of the General Assembly were strategically aligned primarily along what would become the lines of the Cold War. America was confident that the UN would be an organization which would work in tandem with American national interests in promoting the welfare of humankind and the basic rights of every human spirit.
We were wrong.
MIKE PENCE: U.S. WILL DIRECT HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST; NO MORE U.N. FUNDING
Breitbart, October 28, 2017:
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOLD CHRISTIAN LEADERS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST GATHERED IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL FOR THE ANNUAL IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS SUMMIT ON WEDNESDAY THAT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS DIRECTED THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT TO STOP RELYING ON THE UNITED NATIONS TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN AID TO PERSECUTED RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN THE REGION.
“My friends, those days are over,” Pence said, adding that the Obama administration paid more than one billion dollars for humanitarian aid, with the majority of the funding funneled through the U.N.
“Yet the United Nations has too often failed to help the most vulnerable communities, especially religious minorities,” Pence said. “The result has been that countless people continue to suffer and struggle needlessly.”
Pence called it a “sad reality” that the main U.N. presence in terror-ridden places like Syria and Iraq is their flag posted on abandoned buildings in places where persecuted Christians are not even present.
“And while faith-based groups with proven track records and deep roots in these communities are more than willing to assist, the United Nations too often denies their funding requests,” Pence said.
“Our fellow Christians and all who are persecuted in the Middle East should not have to rely on multinational institutions when America can help them directly,” Pence said, announcing Trump’s order to the State Department to “stop funding ineffective relief efforts at the United Nations.”
“And from this day forward, America will provide support directly to persecuted communities through USAID,” Pence said.
“We will no longer rely on the United Nations alone to assist persecuted Christians and minorities in the wake of genocide and the atrocities of terrorist groups,” Pence said. “The United States will work hand-in-hand from this day forward with faith-based groups and private organizations to help those who are persecuted for their faith.”
“This is the moment,” Pence said. “Now is the time. And America will support these people in their hour of need.”
Aside from making the well-received announcement about the U.N. and the U.S.’s humanitarian efforts going forward, Pence also said that he and the president understand the enemy that has to be defeated.
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.
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