May 30, 2008

Egyptian's Bid for UN Post in Doubt After Call to Burn Israeli Books

The United Nations' continues to guarantee that it remains a cesspool of Muslim ethnocentrism and Jew hatred. Via NY Sun:

UN diplomats said Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni's candidacy to become director-general of UNESCO may now be doomed, after he told the Egyptian parliament that if any Israeli books were found in Egyptian libraries, he would burn them.

Such a statement is "couched in the language and actions of Nazi 'Minister of Culture' Josef Goebbels," the director for international relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Shimon Samuels, said in a letter.

"An aspirant book-burner, who threatens to wield culture as a weapon, cannot head the intellectual arm of the United Nations."