Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein

Via Daily Mail:

Donald Trump would be ‘dangerous from an international point of view’ if elected, the U.N. human rights chief said Wednesday, defiantly doubling down on his recent expression of concerns about ‘populist demagogues’ that prompted a rebuke from Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations.

In a broad-ranging news conference touching on issues including violence in Yemen, Syria and sub-Saharan Africa, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said some remarks by Trump are ‘deeply unsettling and disturbing to me,’ particularly on torture and about ‘vulnerable communities.’

‘If Donald Trump is elected, on the basis of what he has said already and unless that changes, I think it’s without any doubt that he would be dangerous from an international point of view,’ Zeid told reporters in Geneva.

The comments from Zeid, a Jordanian prince, are likely to fan a debate in U.N. circles about whether he has been overstepping his mandate as the High Commissioner for Human Rights with comments on the U.S. presidential nominee and on nationalist, xenophobic leaders in parts of Europe.

It doesn’t help that his home country has its own problems.

In Jordan, according to the U.S. State Department, Muslim women are not permitted to marry non-Muslim men and the man must convert for their marriage to be considered legal under sharia law, which guides the Middle Eastern country.

If a Christian woman converts to Islam, her Christian husband must also convert for the marriage to be legal. And if a Muslim husband and his non-Muslim wife divorce, she loses custody of the children after they reach seven years of age.

And earlier this year, the Committee to Protect Journalists detailed Jordan’s crackdown on the media with a report saying the arrests ‘tarnish[ed] Jordan’s image as a reformer.’