Anglican Down Under, in a world seething with comment via blogs, tweets, bebos, facebooks, etc, tries to offer something distinctive by focusing on Anglican matters from a 'Down Under' perspective. But occasionally one feels like making a little note about the wider world.
In this case, well done New Zealand for NOT attending the UN conference on racism.
Courtesy the BBC, here is President Ahmadinejad on Israel, speaking at the conference:
"Following World War Two, they resorted to making an entire nation homeless on the pretext of Jewish suffering. They sent migrants from Europe, the United States and other parts of the world in order to establish a totally racist government in the occupied Palestine. In compensation for the dire consequences of racism in Europe, they helped bring to power the most cruel and repressive, racist regime in Palestine."
Yes, it's just this sort of condemnation based on untruths, half-truths, and miscontruals which leads to world peace.
NZ - a few days out from another ANZAC Day commemoration - knows that world war is always imminent when the ranters get their grip on real military power. As Iran, apparently, is not far from doing.
May the Lord have mercy on us all!