The City Council has voted to place a University of North Florida professor on the Human Rights Commission despite objections raised by one organization that claims to be against terrorism.
UNF President John Delaney vouched for Parvez Ahmed, calling him "a man of peace," according to First Coast News.
Ahmed was once involved with CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. That is reason enough to ask questions because the group has had people associated with it who have been cozy with terrorist organizations.
But the real question the council should have asked is, why do we need an anachronism like the Human Rights Commission?
Jacksonville is not Darfur. No one's human rights are being violated on a daily basis, if at all.
It seems to be that this commission is made up of liberals who meet monthly and pontificate, and it exists simply for political correctness. It produces nothing of any value to the community as far as I can see. If any discrimination exists, there are plenty of venues to rectify such problems.