So what, when it takes off its high heels and Spanx, is the AOC? The answer is encapsulated in my headline, extrapolated from this report by ever-informative UN expert Claudia Rosett:
In 1991, under pressure from the U.S., the U.N. finally repealed [the "Zionist-is-racism"] resolution. Now, the noble-sounding Alliance of Civilizations, serviced, sheltered, and praised by the U.N., is providing a platform for similar bigotry.
So, what exactly is this U.N. Alliance of Civilizations?
Headquartered in midtown Manhattan, with a lineage that tracks back to the government of Iran, the Alliance can best be understood as a glorified slush fund, run chiefly by a number of Muslim-majority countries — Turkey and Qatar in particular — busy leveraging the U.N. label. Officially, the Alliance advertises itself as promoting global “respect and tolerance.” In practice, it functions more as a matchmaking service between the left wing of Western politics and the anti-Western actors and agenda of a dominant lobbying bloc in the U.N. General Assembly, the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)..."Matchmaker, matchmaker, kill me a Jooo, do it for me, and Allah, too..."