Is this some sort of sick joke? If I hadn't read the key word "UN", I wouldn't believe this to be true. But sadly, it is. We MUST throw these bums at the UN out of our country and defund them.
The reasons to oppose this decision are too numerous to name. But, Pamela Geller gives it a shot at Atlas Shrugs:
Saudi Arabia Elected to UN's New Women's Rights Agency
"This defies western logic, but not the agenda of the OIC-driven, sharia compliant UN. Saudi Arabia, where a 32-year-old woman is jailed for disobeying her father, where a pregnant gang-rape victim is sentenced to 100 lashes for committing adultery, where women are not allowed to drive, where women are lashed for being in the company of any male who is not a relative, where a 75-year-old could be flogged for breaching sex segregation rules, where a Saudi father weds his daughter, 10, to an 80-year-old pervert: 'according to the shari'a his marriage is legal as long as the girl's father consents,' where a child bride is turned back over to her 80-year-old husband........... must I go on?
And yet Obama continues to advance international law (the sharia) while reliquishing American sovereignty.
Rights groups condemn election of Saudi Arabia to UN's new women's rights agency, laud defeat of Iran UNwatch.org
New York, November 10, 2010 – 'Human rights groups condemned today's election of Saudi Arabia to the governing board of the UN's new women's rights agency.
"It's morally perverse to reward a country that lashes rape victims, and that systematically subjugates women in every walk of life, with the power to negatively influence the global protection of women's rights," said Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based UN Watch, who is currently visiting New York to monitor today's vote.
UN Watch organized a worldwide internet campaign to mobilize public opinion against the candidacies of Iran and Saudi Arabia: www.facebook.com/stopiran. The non-governmental human rights group lauded the democratic governments who pushed to defeat Iran, but Neuer expressed "deep regret that there has been complete silence on the offensive election of the fundamentalist and misogynist regime in Riyadh. The realpolitik of oil should never justify actions that legitmize the discrimination of women."'"