A SPOT OF SANITY FOUND
AT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
The above picture was taken from Martin Scheinin’s, pro-detainee anti-Gitmo documentary, “Freedom’s Shadows”. Scheinin is Finnish Professor of Constitutional and International Law and “UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism”, and an avid activist for the release of Gitmo detainees.
The man is a total empty suit.
The reason why the Tundra Tabloids mentions Scheininm is due to the recent release of his film in Finland (which the TT blogged about last week) that basically does the very same thing AI whistle blower, Gita Sahgal, accuses her human rights organization of doing. Scheinin and Amnesty International have been using the detainees as pawns against the West’s war on Islamofascim, in elevating Jihadist’s “rights” over common sense and over the rights of the people the jihadis have attackes and whose colleagues are still trying to murder.
Lets just call this story a “voice of reason crying out in the lefty loonish wilderness”, to stop, think and re-prioritize their agenda and campaigns. I guess AI’s promoting a jihadi who agrees entirely with the Taliban as a “defender of human rights” was a bit too much for even this woman to take. KGS
NOTE: Have you ever tried to reason with activists from AI or HRW? If you have, then you know that it’s like trying to reason with a three year old.
H/T: The Religion Of Peace
A SENIOR official at Amnesty International has accused the charity of putting the human rights of Al-Qaeda terror suspects above those of their victims.
Gita Sahgal, head of the gender unit at Amnesty’s international secretariat, believes that collaborating with Moazzam Begg, a former British inmate at Guantanamo Bay, “fundamentally damages” the organisation’s reputation.
In an email sent to Amnesty’s top bosses, she suggests the charity has mistakenly allied itself with Begg and his “jihadi” group, Cageprisoners, out of fear of being branded racist and Islamophobic.
Sahgal describes Begg as “Britain’s most famous supporter of the Taliban”. He has championed the rights of jailed Al-Qaeda members and hate preachers, including Anwar al-Awlaki, the alleged spiritual mentor of the Christmas Day Detroit plane bomber.
Amnesty’s work with Cageprisoners took it to Downing Street last month to demand the closure of Guantanamo Bay. Begg has also embarked on a European tour, hosted by Amnesty, urging countries to offer safe haven to Guantanamo detainees. This is despite concerns about former inmates returning to terrorism.
Sahgal, who has researched religious fundamentalism for 20 years, has decided to go public because she feels Amnesty has ignored her warnings for the past two years about the involvement of Begg in the charity’s Counter Terror With Justice campaign.
“I believe the campaign fundamentally damages Amnesty International’s integrity and, more importantly, constitutes a threat to human rights,” Sahgal wrote in an email to the organisation’s leaders on January 30. “To be appearing on platforms with Britain’s most famous supporter of the Taliban, whom we treat as a human rights defender, is a gross error of judgment.”