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They've already got one

It's called "France."

Islamic states want permanent seat on UN Security Council

Foreign ministers of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) opened a meeting with a call for a Muslim permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

OIC secretary general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu urged a greater role for Muslim countries in world affairs and demanded a "permanent representation for the Islamic world on the UN Security Council".

"The Islamic world, which represents one fifth of total mankind, cannot remain excluded from the activities of the Security Council which assumes a fundamental role in keeping security and peace in the world," he said Tuesday.

Let's pretend for two seconds that this proposal isn't patently ludicrous on its face. If we were to oblige the OIC, shouldn't we also offer a permanent UNSC seat to the Jewish nations, i.e., Israel? Somehow I doubt our Muslim friends would find that acceptable. Let's assume the Christian and Buddhist nations are already well represented. So how about a Hindu seat? A Shinto seat? Hell, how about Scientology?

Go too far down this road and you've made an utter, PC mockery of the ideal the U.N. is meant to represent.

Hm, on second thought, I guess there's really nothing to lose....