UN: Slavery Not Always A Crime Against Humanity

The UN sent a sternly worded warning to Boko Haram about kidnapping young girls and selling them as sex slaves (emphasis mine):

"We warn the perpetrators that there is an absolute prohibition against slavery and sexual slavery in international law. These can under certain circumstances constitute crimes against humanity," U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a news briefing in Geneva.

Just under "certain circumstances"? So, by default, the UN is conceding that under some circumstances slavery is not a crime against humanity.

If I were an Islamophobe, I'd suggest those circumstances involve Islam. The possibility of Muslims being offended is a greater concern than protecting the lives of 276 schoolgirls.

The UN also warned Nigerian officials not to upset any Boko Haram militants during rescue attempts:

Any rescue attempt must be made in line with international human rights standards, Colville said, noting previous "allegations of excessive use of force by the Nigerian military in anti-Boko Haram operations".

Yeah, we wouldn't want any child-rapists harmed now, would we?

(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

Posted by: DMartyr at 02:48 PM

Comments

1 Hey, Hater

All of these girls were above the age of 9. Therefore they are eligible to be rapedaccording tosharia. That is unless they are menstrating or pregnant. After they stop menstrating or give birth, then they can be raped. It's culture, so you better shut your mouth.

Obama says, "Respect it..." or else...

Posted by: Kuffar at May 07, 2014 03:33 PM

2 I guess a nuke would be a use of excessive force. I can't think of anything else that would be, including chain saws, on them.

I have to think about that nuke thing though.

Posted by: Kafiroon at May 07, 2014 05:04 PM

3 What are they talking about? This has been going on for centuries and the UN is just NOW coming out with some kind of warning because these girls were kidnapped. It's horrible. It's beyond disgusting, but slavery NEVER STOPPED in certain parts of the world. The UN knows this. There are millions of young women that have been and are continuing to be sold into sexual slavery. These women are trafficked into very developed and so-called modern European countries. There are women that are trafficked into sexual slavery even here in the U.S., and we are acting like this is the first time we are hearing about it? I am outraged that it took a tragedy like this for slavery and human trafficking to be front and center as an issue. It should have been and should be one of the most important causes of the modern age - to finally stamp out slavery world wide once and for all - everywhere.

Posted by: MistressOverdone at May 08, 2014 11:33 PM






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