Update 2018 09 16
The 2011 Celebration of Racism planned for New York highlights the UN’s lack of common sense with respect to its ranking of priorities in addressing phobias and ‘isms.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Canada withdraws from UN celebration of racism
By Lorne Gunter
[Celebration of racism] If you liked the Ground Zero mosque, you’re going to love what the United Nations has planned for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack in New York next fall.
Next September, while New York commemorates the loss of 3,000 lives in the terror attack on the World Trade Center, the UN plans to host a conference in Manhattan that will condemn what it calls the “escalation of Islamophobia.” Undoubtedly, a lot of talk time will also be devoted to condemning Israel as racist and describing that country’s relations with the Palestinians as a crime against humanity….(Full Story)
It is neither the last nor the first such effort by the UN.
For immediate release
Statement of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, in response to the recent escalation of Islamophobia and manifestations of intolerance.
[New York, 14 December 2015] The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, expressed grave concern at the outpouring of intolerance and hate speech in public discourse and in the media in
recent weeks, which has focused particularly on Muslims.
“We are sickened by blatant manifestations of hatred and intolerance, including by public figures in response to terrorist attacks by violent extremists,” the Special Advisers said, “particularly the deliberate and dangerous spread of misinformation and the manipulation of people’s fears and concerns for political gain.”…. Full text
The UN is apparently very concerned about Islamophobia, a term that is used in 580 of the UN’s documents identified by its search engine. The first ten entries on the search-return list identify another lesson.
The UN uses the term Islamophobia frequently in conjunction with other deplorad phobias or ‘isms. Using the examples provided in the instances of the first ten entries on the referenced search-return list, the following examples (and the respective frequencies of UN documents in which they were used) can be determined:
- “anti-Semitism and Islamophobia” (40)
- “Islamophobia and homophobia” (7)
- “Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia” (2)
- “Islamophobia and discrimination against Muslims” (1)
Ranking the various phobias and ‘isms thus discernible (along with the respective frequencies of UN documents in which they were used) produces this list, with entries ranked them in order of UN priority of concern:
- racism (13,806)
- xenophobia (8,132)
- “anti-Semitism” (1,482)
- homophobia (1,148)
- Islamophobia (580)
It is doubtful that a more exhaustive analysis of the UN’s priorities regarding phobias and ‘isms will displace racism from its top-rank position on the list of phobias and ‘isms of concern to the UN. Still, it will not hurt to make a quick check for terms that are of concern to many people but did not show up on that cursory examination:
- feminism (1,675)
- sexism (541)
- misogyny (45)
- misandry (2)
There you have it, misandry (hatred of men), affecting roughly one half of the world population, is of virtually no concern to the UN. Therefore, for the uninitiated, if the UN is unconcerned about misandry, it stands to reason that men and boys can rest assured, misandry does not exist, and men do not have to fear that the UN will have any concerns about them any time soon.
However, beware of feminism and homophobia. The UN’s concerns over those two issues are to be feared far more than the UN’s concern over misandry or the hatred of men and boys. That will not eliminate the clash of perceptions by Muslims and those by the social engineers at the UN.
It is doubtful that many Muslims will come to agree with the UN that Islamophobia be lumped in with homophobia. It is not likely that Muslims like to see that Islamophobia receives only half as much concern by the UN as homophobia does. Add that UN concerns over anti-Semitism outrank UN concerns over Islamophobia by a factor of three, and it is obvious that it will be quite some time before Muslims will consider the UN their friend.