When the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave his opening speech in the second “Durban Convention” for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday 04/20/2009 evening, all European countries which did not yet boycott the conference - left the hall demonstratively.
But most of the world, much over 80% of the nations, stayed at the hall, listened carefully to the speech of hatred toward Israel, the Zionism, the Crusaders (an Jihadi term refers to all the European Christian countries), the American military corporations, the UN Security Council, which according to Ahmadinejad is aimed to “humiliate most of the nations in the world and racist discrimination”, the slave trade and the current economic crisis, the punch line of his speech was “they (the Western Powers) forced on us their system”. Furthermore many of the delegations applauded and showed their support. If there was a message from Durban 2 it was - we had enough from your (western Democracies) moral arrogance. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is, maybe, a ridiculous figure in the Western Democracies but a prominent leader in the rest of the world, similar to Hugo Chavez from Venezuela.
The next day, on Thursday 04/21/2009, Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir made his 6th’ international tour to Ethiopia since the international warrant for his arrest, issued on 03/04/2009, over the alleged genocide in Darfur, by the International court in Hague (see - Dangerous SUDAN).
Omar al-Bashir visited Black African nations, Arab states and attended the Arab League summit in Qatar, on 03/31/2009, and was welcomed as a legitimate head of state. African, Muslim and Arab countries clearly said that they are not subject to the International court, which, in their eyes, is yet another patronizing Western tool to dictate Western values on the rest of the world.
One of the ambitions of Bush’s administration, in the context of “war on terror” was to promote, in fact often to impose, democracy. In the Palestinian Authority the free elections brought to power the Hamas, diminished any prospect of Israeli Palestinian peace and the Hamas is now in its last preparations to implement Shariaa law in Gaza. In Pakistan, under huge American pressure a new democratic regime was elected in 02/2008. Since then Pakistan is crumbling from within. On 04/13/2009, the Pakistani Parliament approved the implementation of Shariaa law in Swat District in order to appease the Islamists. They, instead, expended their operations and their demands to the neighbor district of Buner, just North to the capital Islamabad (see - Taleban-Buner).
In Afghanistan, where only NATO-ISAF bayonets are still keeping the democratic, so to speak, regime in power, the President Hamid Karzai signed recently a new law, backed by influential Shiaa clerics and Shiaa political parties, which limits the rights of women from the Shiaa minority to refuse their husbands sex, unless they are ill. Women will also need to get permission from their husbands if they want to leave their homes, unless there is an emergency (see - .Afghan New Law)
In Iraq, with its long secular tradition, democracy is still fully dependent on the good will of senior Shiite clerics, some of them related to Iran, and on the powerful presence of American troops. It is still premature to say if the Iraqi democracy is indeed viable without the American presence (see - FRAGILE IRAQ).
In Somalia the new regime, formed after the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from the country in 02/2009, approved, on 04/18/2009, unanimously, to introduce Shariaa Islamic law in the country (see - Shariaa 04.18.09).
Bush’s campaign to promote democracy turned to be a failure (see - IMPOSING DEMOCRACY). Islamic law and Shariaa prevailed, in many forms, all over the Muslim World from Turkey to Pakistan. Most of the world signaled very clearly in Durban 2 they had enough from Western patronization, arrogance, supremacy and hypocrisy and they want to live their way even if it does note suite the Western World.
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