Cocky Muslim Diplomat Tells Nikki Haley To ‘Shut Up’ — Lord Have Mercy On His Soul
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is not a woman you want to mess with. One cocky Muslim diplomat found that out the hard way after telling her to “shut up.”
According to IJR, Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said he believes U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley should “shut up” and stop criticizing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Erekat’s comments about Haley were a reaction to a speech she delivered to the U.N. on January 25.
“President Abbas declared the landmark Oslo Peace Accords dead,” said Haley. “He rejected any American role in peace talks. He insulted the American President. He called for suspending recognition of Israel. He invoked an ugly and fictional past, reaching back to the 17th century to paint Israel as a colonialist project engineered by European powers.”
Haley continued, “A speech that indulges in outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories is not the speech of a person with the courage and the will to seek peace.”
Haley then questioned, “I ask here today, where is the Palestinian King Hussein? Where is the Palestinian Anwar Sadat?” referring to the Jordanian and Egyptian leaders who made peace with Israel. “If President Abbas demonstrates he can be that type of leader, we would welcome it. His recent actions demonstrate the total opposite,” she stated.
Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat on Saturday accused the Trump administration of trying depose the Palestinian leadership in a “coup” and told the “impudent” US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley she should “shut up” with her criticism of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Erekat, who has led the Palestinian peace negotiations and is secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, singled out Haley, who slammed Abbas for a recent speech that was full of anti-Semitic tropes.
Erekat said that Haley’s “impudence” has gone as far as calling for removing Abbas from power. [Source: The Times Of Israel]
“She called for overthrowing the democratically elected Palestinian president,” Erekat complained. “This is the president who led the peace process and promoted the principle of the two-state solution. Now this [US] ambassador is accusing him of lacking courage, and is calling for replacing him,” he added.
“The Palestinian people are loyal to their martyrs, prisoners, wounded, struggles, steadfastness, and heroism,” continued Erekat. “This is the reality. The Palestinians are the only ones who are entitled to hold their leaders accountable.”
“Nikki Haley needs to shut up and realize that the Palestinian leadership is not the problem,” said Erekat. “Instead, the problem is the Israeli occupation and the policies it continues to pursue. I’m not saying that we don’t make mistakes; every society and every government makes mistakes,” he continued.
“US and Israeli officials are saying that any Palestinian leader who insists on East Jerusalem becoming the capital of Palestine and is committed to the right of return, in accordance with United Nations resolution 194, should be removed from power and replaced,” he added.
“The Palestinian leadership has told the Americans and Israelis that, even after 1,000 years, they will not find any Palestinian who will collaborate with their scheme. We will take [President Donald] Trump’s decision [to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel] to the International Court of Justice and we will seek membership in more international agencies,” said Erekat.
“We don’t seek a confrontation or a fight with the US administration. On the contrary — they are the ones taking several steps. The US administration is itself saying that it’s not an honest broker in the peace process. Therefore, we are seeking, together with international parties, to convene an international conference for peace,” he concluded.
If this cocky Muslim thinks that Nikki Haley will sit down and “shut up” simply because he wants her to, he’s got another thing coming. Haley will continue representing President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda at the United Nations whether diplomats like Saeb Erekat like it or loathe it.