Daily Israel Report

Muslim Student Attacks UN Rights Council for Anti-Israel Bias

A Muslim student spoke for European Union of Jewish students at the UN Rights Council. “Why is Israel condemned while Arab violators or ignored?”
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 4/5/2011, 6:45 PM / Last Update: 4/5/2011, 6:34 PM

Muslim student Amran Hussain, speaking on behalf of the European Union of Jewish Students, recently spoke out for Israel a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, where he castigated the Council for anti-Israel bias.

“Why is Israel consistently and conspicuously singled out for condemnation on the grounds of human rights violations, yet the world turns a blind eye to the human rights situations in the Arab countries …or the Far East...or Africa?” he asked

Hussain told the Council he came to the session “to remind you of the moral obligation we all have here today to protect the only country in the world whose very existence is constantly under attack.

"The world was very quick to condemn Israel for defending itself from unrelenting rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza. I ask you, what about the human rights of Israeli Jews, Israeli Muslims [and] Israeli Christians living constantly in fear of attacks from Hamas."

He added, ”There are members of the international community present today who do not even accept the existence of Israel…. 

Hussain says that he is “an active campaigner for human rights and justice all over the world [but] has always remained disheartened by the disproportionate and unfair focus of the Human Rights Council on Israel, the disregard to human dignity for Israelis and the ignorance shown to some of the worst human rights violators around the world.”