The United Nations is coordinating an attack on religious freedoms through their Special Rapporteur on Religious Freedom or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed, the very individual charged with protecting religious freedoms!
Shaheed’s report accuses conservative religious institutions and their believers of human rights abuse, criticizes religious Africans who oppose introducing books into their schools that promote homosexuality, and suggests an expanded role for the state in doctrinal matters if a religious institution has “harmful discriminatory gender norms.”
This report comes during the COVID-19 lockdowns, when we have witnessed an absolute crackdown on religious populations globally.
Houses of worship have been forced to close and there have been severe restrictions on the free and public exercise of faith. Many measures have even escalated to outright threats by local and state governments, some threatening the arrest of pastors, shutting off power and water to worship facilities, or the shut down of places of worship permanently.
Hype surrounding COVID-19 has made it easier for organizations opposed to religious freedom, along with influential governing bodies, to attack and suppress our right to exercise our faith.
This is why it is so peculiar for the UN Special Rapporteur, who is specifically appointed to protect and defend religious freedoms, to label traditional and long held religious beliefs “human rights violations.”
Whether it was intentional or not, Shaheed’s report goes against the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights which includes the following:
Article 1: 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 brotherhood.
Article 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Article 18: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Article 20: (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
Article 20: (2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
There are 193 sovereign states represented at the United Nations, many of whom have deep roots in religion or express support for their citizens' religious values and freedoms.
Shaheed’s direct defiance of the very purpose of his office is not only concerning, but needs to be called out and rebuked.
This report degrades the freedoms of the faithful as secondary to so-called “rights” to abortion and membership in LGBT+ groups. But really, the gist of the report is that your faith has no place in the public square.
Negative sentiments towards the UN continues to grow, and this report will merely fuel those opinions.
Here are just a few other examples of where the UN has recently gone astray:
- The UN Security Council rejected a move by the U.S. to “snapback” sanctions on the radical Iranian regime, the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism.
- The WHO’s disastrous handling of the coronavirus pandemic, their reliance upon Chinese propaganda on how to deal with COVID-19, their controversial Director-General’s ties to China and his cover-up of previous epidemics before his tenure with the WHO.
- The UN Human Rights Council allowed the Chinese regime, which is an infamous human rights violator, to sit on their panel which selects the world’s freedom monitors. The UN is now considering China for a seat on the full Council itself.
- The UN’s endorsement of Antifa.
- The office of UN Women pushes ideologies which promote calling biological males “women,” while Iran sits on the Status of Women Commission, even though they openly allow for female abuse and discrimination.
- UN Peacekeepers have left trails of sexual abuse across the globe.
The United Nations is not an elected body and is primarily accountable only to itself.
The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief has crossed the line. There must be accountability. This report is yet another nail in the coffin of this globalist organization which is proving itself to be more and more of a biased ideological puppet rather than a defender of humanity and our blessings of freedoms and rights.