The Nobel Peace Prize is meant to be given out to people who have performed an exceptional act of kindness or bravery. It is usually reserved for someone like Mother Teresa, who was awarded the prize in 1979 after spending 50 years serving people in the slums of Calcutta.
PS Republic reported that when he was given the award in 2009, Barack Hussein Obama had done nothing like that and had in fact done very little to deserve it. After Donald Trump’s peace deal with North Korea, many felt that he was far more deserving of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize than Obama ever was. Sadly, hopes for Trump to get the award were shot down this week when a committee member said that Trump is no longer “moral leader of his country or the world” because of the recent fake outrage over the immigration controversy.
“What is happening at the border where he is separating children from their parents is a sign that he is no longer the moral leader of his country or the world,” said Thorbjorn Jagland, who is also the secretary general of a human rights watchdog, Council of Europe. “He cannot speak on behalf of the so-called free world.”
While Obama was likely happy at first that Trump is not going to receive the award that he got himself, he’s probably changed his tune now after learning that his own Nobel Peace Prize has come under newfound scrutiny since Trump’s name was presented for it. A growing number of people are calling for Obama to give back his award, as he beat out many far more deserving candidates for it in his year.
One of these candidates Obama beat was Dr. Sima Samar, who risked her life to fight for the rights of women and girls in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. The first Hazara woman to obtain a medical degree from Kabul University, she has had to flee her country many times to save her life, but she has always insisted on returning to help others. She does this at great risk to herself, as this is an area where feminists are routinely killed or sprayed with acid by extremists.
In contrast, Obama had been in office for just two weeks when he was nominated for the awards. Geir Lundestad and his colleagues rejected Samar so that they could boost Obama, but even he later admitted this was a mistake.
“No Nobel Peace Prize ever elicited more attention than the 2009 prize to Barack Obama . . . Even many of Obama’s supporters believed that the prize was a mistake. In that sense, the committee didn’t achieve what it had hoped for,” Lundestad said.
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