Tuesday, July 19, 2005

And while we're having a little United Nations fun...

Check out UN seeks to bolster ties between West and Islam:
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.
Never fear, the kleptocrats are here!
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.
Hmmm, is that like convincing Islamofascist wingnuts not to murder people?
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.
I must have missed the Baptist suicide bombers, but tell me more - what exactly are the UN weenies going to do?
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.
Golly! It's another UN exercise in padding expense accounts. They have that down pat.