Robert Morrison

· UN passing anti-Israel resolutions charging that “Zionism is Racism.”

· UN agencies and officials pushing abortion worldwide under the guise of “reproductive health.”

· UN involvement in China’s forced abortion practices that stem directly from its infamous “one child” policy.

· UN failure ever to mention, much less take action, when most of its Muslim member states ignore Article 18 of the UN’s own Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). That’s the one that recognizes the right of all to practice, and even to change, their religion.

The Queen hurried from the UN to Ground Zero. There, in the shadow of what will be the largest mosque in Manhattan (recently okayed by a local Zoning Board), she visited a memorial garden honoring the 67 British subjects who were murdered in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Did she see any connections?

Just last month, her son and heir, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, spoke to the Islamic Studies Center at Oxford. For those who stayed awake during his speech (irreverent British tabloids showed many nodding off), Prince Charles urged yet more bowing to Muslim spirituality as a way to “save the planet.” Might we call his speech a fatwa?

One wonders if Her Majesty has actually listened to the kinds of hate-filled speeches that gush regularly from the UN General Assembly podium. They spew more pollution than a BP oil rig. Has she seen the thunderous receptions given to the likes of Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Libya’s Muammar Khaddafi? Does she remember Yasser Arafat, who addressed the UN General Assembly with a gun strapped to his expansive middle? He got a Nobel Peace Prize, but presumably not for inventing airline hijacking for terror purposes.

One of the reasons the British monarchy’s standing in the world has fallen could well be that what the royals have to say about world affairs is rubbish. It’s been too long since the English-Speaking world thrilled to the words of Winston Churchill. He referred to London during the Blitz as “holding the title deeds of Western Civilization.” He showed courage in fighting for Britain’s altars and her homes.

Instead, we have these meaningless “walkabouts” by a well-dressed elderly lady who lowers her own moral standing in a futile attempt to lift that of the irredeemable UN. Lèse Majesté used to be a capital crime in England; it was defined as “insulting the dignity of the sovereign.” Who would have thought these royals would do it to themselves?


Robert Morrison

Robert Morrison is a senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council.