What do you think is the world’s easiest job?

Weatherman? Telly Savalas’ barber? Fan mail coordinator for Stockard Channing? Sure, all easy jobs, but I have another one for you. A spot on the Saudi Arabian Human Rights Commission.

Now you may agree that this has to be one of the easiest jobs in the world, so you may be surprised to find out how busy they are lately on the commission. What are they busy doing? Insuring religious liberty of course. No, not in Saudi Arabia, don’t be silly. They are busy insuring religious liberty in Europe. This is way beyond the pot calling the kettle black. From Arab News (Ht to Pewsitter.com)

According to a source at HRC, the government-funded rights body will also address various human rights issues in Europe: when Muslims are unjustly interrogated, treated with disrespect, physically or mentally abused, or not allowed to practice their faith freely such as Muslim girls being prevented from wearing the hijab (head cover) in some schools.

Of course all people should be treated with dignity and their innate freedom of religion respected. But this call for freedom coming from Saudi Arabia just takes the cake. This is the country that demonstrates its profound respect for religious freedom by banning all other religions except Islam and even that is limited only to the Sunni branch. Conversion to any religion other than Islam is punishable by death. Practice of any other religion, even for non-Muslims, is against the law. All in all, the poster child for religious liberty.

Frankly, I couldn’t even believe it when I read that they even have a human rights commission. This concern over religious liberty in Europe notwithstanding, being on the Human Rights Commission in a country that recognizes no human rights still has to be one of the easiest jobs in the world. Perhaps it is only slightly more difficult than heading Iran’s Jewish Defense League.