My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Salman Rushdie statement on Amnesty International...

Here's his statement...
Amnesty International has done its reputation incalculable damage by allying itself with Moazzam Begg and his group Cageprisoners, and holding them up as human rights advocates. It looks very much as if Amnesty's leadership is suffering from a kind of moral bankruptcy, and has lost the ability to distinguish right from wrong. It has greatly compounded its error by suspending the redoubtable Gita Sahgal for the crime of going public with her concerns. Gita Sahgal is a woman of immense integrity and distinction and I am personally grateful to her for the courageous stands she made at the time of the Khomeini fatwa against The Satanic Verses, as a leading member of the groups Southall Black Sisters and Women Against Fundamentalism. It is people like Gita Sahgal who are the true voices of the human rights movement; Amnesty and Begg have revealed, by their statements and actions, that they deserve our contempt.


Blogger LYNN said...

Amnesty International has just become another leftist organization that supports anything that is anti-West. They support anyone that hates the West and ignore the rest. For example, AI has been silent about the genocide of the Christians in Iraq yet they support ex-Gitmo detainees who lie. Rushdie was right to call them out on it.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe now people will finally accept Amnest International is a far-left organization tied up with the far-right Islamists.

12:29 PM  

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