Top human rights officials with the United Nations have issued a scathing condemnation of President Donald Trump, saying the White House commander-in-chief is wrongfully infringing upon the civil rights of ISIS jihadists.
By breaking tradition with leftist lawmakers and announcing support for certain tactics aimed at getting information from terrorists — like waterboarding.
And now the world’s Muslim apologists, not to mention leftists, are in a bind.
This is almost too ludicrous for words.
From the Express:
“The United Nations’ top rights official accused US President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by his apparent support for torture techniques, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in their fight against militants.
“Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein also lambasted British Prime Minister Theresa May for threatening to change human rights laws if they got in the way of security operations, saying her words would give heart to authoritarian governments.
“The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told an audience in London late on Monday that strident statements in the wake of attacks risked undermining international rights treaties.
“Mr Ra’ad al-Hussein said: “If other leaders start to follow the same rhetorical course, undermining the (U.N. Convention against Torture) with their words, the practice of torture is likely to broaden, and that would be fatal.
“‘The Convention would be scuttled, and a central load-bearing pillar of international law removed.’
“Mr Trump said in late January that he thought the practice of waterboarding – a form of simulated drowning – worked as an intelligence-gathering tool.
“But he also said he would defer on the issue to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis who disagrees with him about the technique’s usefulness.
“Mr Ra’ad al-Hussein said he was worried by Mr Trump’s “persistent flirtation” with a return to torture. …
“Mr Ra’ad al-Hussein also rounded on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s rights record – police say almost 9,000 people, many small-time drug users and dealers, have been killed since he took office.
“He said: ‘The president of the Philippines has spoken openly about extra-judicial killings.
“‘And the president of the United States of America has said that torture could be necessary in certain circumstances.
“‘There is no longer any pretence. They are breaking long-held taboos.
“‘The dangers to the entire system of international law are therefore very real.'”
Oh well: America doesn’t abide an international law. Rather, the United States is a sovereign country, guided by a Constitution an self-governance.
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