I believe that the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.
I believe all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of kinship, love and tolerance.
I don't believe in distinction of any kind, such as
- race, colour, ethnicity, nationality
- sex, gender identity
- sexual orientation
- language, culture
- religion, spirituality
- political opinion
- any opinion
- origin (social, national or any other kind)
- age
- weight, size
- looks, beauty or lack of it
- disability or illness, visible or invisible, of mind or body
- property, wealth
- birth
- other status or identity

Sunday, April 27, 2008

About some countries' attitude towards human rights

Muammar Gaddafi has said about human rights that that is bull the rich, Western countries can afford.

OIC and AL back Sudan and think China is a "record guy" for not letting such bagatelles and stupidities like human rights stop them from trading with Sudan.

OIC has also forced through a change on IDHR - now it's a violation of human rights to criticize Islam, Sharia laws and Mohammed.

Venezuelan Minister on social affairs says that it's more important to provide food and literacy to people than human rights like freedom of expression...

"Human rights in France or in Europe means the marriage of homosexuals and, on the other hand, polygamy is not a human right"
-- Muammar Gaddafi

What does Quran say about polygamy?

"And if you fear that you cannot act equitably towards orphans, then marry such women as seem good to you, two and three and four; but if you fear that you will not do justice (between them), then (marry) only one or what your right hands possess; this is more proper, that you may not deviate from the right course."
(Quran 4:3)

It really doesn't say it's ok... because you can not "do justice between them". Not that I have anything against polygamy. If someone wants to marry several women/men, go ahead. It's your life and harms no-one, so it's not my business. Marrying children do harm the children.

Also, why do people automatically think "polygamy" means a MAN marrying several WOMEN?
If you accept polygamy, you have to accept a WOMAN marrying several MEN. And a MAN marrying several MEN... and a WOMAN marrying several WOMEN - and a WOMAN or a MAN marrying several MEN AND WOMEN >:->

Universal Declaration of Human Rights is based on the idea that all humans born are of equal value and should not be treated differently from each other.

Within a proper understanding of UDHR this would not be possible nor accepted by the society:

"He never sent her (his 12-years-old daughter) to school because he said that it would drive them from their tradition, they would start asking questions, and not want to marry until they are 19 or 20."

Education IS a human right

"All rights are important, but it is a lot more important to feed oneself than to be part of a political party, to have an honorable job than to live in a democratic system, to know how to read and write than to have freedom of expression."
Mari Pili Hernandez, the Venezuelan Vice-Minister of Foreign Relations for North America

No human right is more important than another. They all are building blocks for a sustainable society, and where ONE human right is violated, the society does not have a sound and solid foundation.

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