Monday, September 7, 2009

UNESCO Deserves An Authentic PROVEN Leader, not a HATER

Comment #26.
New York Times
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
September 7th, 2009
9:23 am

Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
September 7th, 2009
4:23 am

Quoting [my emphasis added] from Roger Cohen's valuable expose article on Farouk Hosny, Egypt's Culture Minister:

Questioned in Parliament [last year] about the presence of Israeli books in the Alexandria Library, the minister replied: “Let’s burn these books. If there are any, I will burn them myself before you.”

Did the devil make Hosny say it? Hosny blabbed himself into being unfit to head UNESCO. He has only himself to blame. Hosny is accountable for what he says. He said what he said, just last year.
Wowie, Hosny, what made you change your mind? Cheap ambition?

Now Hosny wants the plum, prestigious (hey I want it too, Farouk, doesn't mean I'll get it) UNESCO job, so he's disavowing his assertions before Egypt's Parliament, that is supposed to represent the PEOPLE of Egypt. Disavowal comes easy to a person from an intolerant, non-secular, religious and political culture in which blasphemy is a central tenet.
Worse, Hosny said it in Parliament, Farouk Hosny chose to lie to his own people, THE PEOPLE of Egypt. Should he then be given the opportunity to lie to all the peoples of the member-states that constitute UNESCO. Why?

This guy is even worse than Van Jones, Obama's green man, who rightly lost his job this week, even though he conveniently ate his incendiary words about the Bush administration's direct involvement in 9/11.

Farouk Hosny should get the Van Jones treatment and be booted out, not elevated. Hosny is a hater.

Hosny deserves to lose his present job as Egypt's C[Vulture] Minister, not promoted to head UNESCO. That would be an illustration of the Peter Principle in action.

Chithra KarunaKaran

Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice
New York Times copyright
An Egyptian for UNESCO

Talk of naming Egypt’s culture minister, Farouk Hosny, to head Unesco raises issues of Arab prejudice and cultural bridge-building.

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