The world will be in danger if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein. The U.N.'s top human rights official said Wednesday that the GOP nominee's views on minorities and his talk of authorizing torture in interrogations, banned under international law, are "deeply unsettling and disturbing."
The use of half-truths is a very clever political device. Because as every propagandist knows, you allow the listener to fill in the rest.Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
Zeid has previously accused Trump of spreading "humiliating racial and religious prejudice" and warned of a rise of populist politics that could turn violent. Trump has said he would immediately reauthorize the waterboarding of suspected militants if elected on Nov. 8, contending that "torture works." The Republican has also campaigned as tough on national security and has promised to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
We have to be on guard to see that in the end, vulnerable populations, populations at risk, do not again see their rights deprived because of a view that is in the ascendancy based on false premisesZeid Ra'ad al-Hussein