How Islam or Arab culture works considering HR is not relevant! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark B.
    • 10.03.06 | 15:46 (IST)

    To all those people who are arguing that in the Islamic world, in Arab countries and culture there is no or hardly space for human rights (groups): you are right but that is no reason to dismantle or attack the human rights groups from Israel and America / the west. Otherwise we will become like them! Remember Roosevelt ( or was it Truman?) after the first pictures and evidence of the Nazi concentrationcamps arrived; "let us not be like them". Also the fact that Palestinians do not engage themselves with human rights, either to their own people or to the Israelis, does not mean they are legitimate targets and their human rights may be violated. It's a matter of what do you stand for regardless of the otherone's conduct. You do not have to become a torturer and a murderer because your neighbour is one. You are responsible for yourself! Keep civilisation alive!

    from the article: Patriotism sans borders
    First published 00:00 10.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 10.03.06
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