In light of an article dated yesterday, Jan. 18 on this website in the news clips under the heading "US, China and Iran: Three Peas in a Pod", exposing their common human rights violations of prisoners (along with Canada's whitewashing of the U.S.'s), I feel it is important to draw your attention to an SCE blog from several weeks ago that was not featured, but which had a great impact on me.
It detailed what amounts to a continued de facto alliance within the UN of these same three nations, supported by mainly Sharia countries, to hamstring a general UN effort to abolish the death penalty world-wide. If the death penalty seems to you a remnant of a more barbaric age, you must realize that the current governments of ALL these three nations are out of synch with your moral code. Not just one or two, ALL three. If you favor the death penalty, you might stop for a moment and ponder that part of your moral code, at least, is in synch with the governments of ALL these three nations, not just one or two, but ALL. In clear conflict with the rest of the developed world, and most non-Sharia emerging nations as well.
Cheney/Khamenei, Siamese twins, separated at birth, now happily reunited...in a snow-pea pod....with pork on it....just...some....food for thought....
Upon researching, I discovered that the General Assembly did pass a SYMBOLIC MORATORIUM on the death penalty on December 15, 104-54. Along with the US, Iran and China (and to my surprise, India and Japan) those countries against were almost EXCLUSIVELY Sharia ones or very small island countries in the Caribbean and Pacific. For information on the resolution and the vote, go here: (Resolution is at the top; the vote is at the bottom under Annex VI):
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