In an exclusive story entitled "U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights", Joseph Abrams of FOXNews.com informs us that the U.N. elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women without even a request for an open vote from the United States:
"Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged 'immodest.'
Just days after Iran abandoned a high-profile bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, it began a covert campaign to claim a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women, which is 'dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women,' according to its website.
Buried 2,000 words deep in a U.N. press release distributed Wednesday on the filling of 'vacancies in subsidiary bodies,' was the stark announcement: Iran, along with representatives from 10 other nations, was 'elected by acclamation,' meaning that no open vote was requested or required by any member states — including the United States."
Under Iran’s Penal Code, adultery by a woman is punishable by stoning. Article 102 of the Penal Code states that women will be buried up to their breasts for the purpose of execution by stoning, and Article 104 provides that the stones thrown at the woman should “not be large enough to kill the person by one or two strikes, nor should they be so small that they could not be defined as stones.”
You will recall that in response to an earlier blog entry (http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.com/2010/04/jg-caesarea-middle-east-iq-test_25.html), "anonymous" wrote that "the United States is in rapid decline because of people like you, Jeffrey Grossman." If you ask me, I think the Obama administration is doing a fine job of dragging the U.S. down without any help from me.