December 18, 2007, - 11:46 am
By Debbie Schlussel
If this doesn’t tell you everything about the United Nations and its sub-agency UNICEF, nothing will. Sent by reader Ari, this is the scoop of Brian C. Ledbetter of Snapped Shot. (Ari saw it on the excellent blog, Dissecting Leftism).
This is the photo UNICEF chose as its 2007 Photo of the Year. Read the caption that appeared with it, below, on the AP wire:
U.S. freelance photographer Stephanie Sinclair poses with her winning photo of the ‘UNICEF Photo of the Year 2007’ competition in Berlin, Germany, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. The photograph shot by U.S. freelance photographer Stephanie Sinclair shows a wedding couple in Afghanistan who could not be more opposite. The groom, Mohammed, looks much older than his 40 years. The bride, Ghulam, is still a child; she just turned 11. Stephanie Sinclair works as a freelance photographer based in Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Brian of Snapped Shot writes:
Recall that the agency has tasked itself with–and is held responsible for–the well-being of children around the world. [This is] how UNICEF decides to illustrate this calling.
What better way to care for the well-being of children than by celebrating the forced marriage of an 11-year-old girl to a man over 30 years her senior, right?
Good thing the United Untied Nations still has its priorities in order.
As Ari writes,
Eeuuww! Eeuuww! Eeuuww!
Couldn’t have said it better, myself.
This is how the U.N. “protects” children. And this is also Islam.
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