It's not about comparing religious violence - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • R.Ross
    • 02.01.11 | 18:36 (IST)

    Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and various other religious groups all commit crimes of violence. Israel would fare poorly if rated in religious terms as a State committing constant violence and using terrorist tactics to maintain occupation and colonisation. The reality is that in Egpt and Pakistan people do not live with democratic freedom and neither do they in Iraq which is under American occupation. Israel on the other hand is a free and supposedly democratic country so the death of one peaceful protester fighting for justice does count for more. In other words democratic and free nations are held accountable as they should be to a far higher standard of behaviour.

    from the article: 11 Israeli activists arrested after protest at home of U.S. ambassador
    First published 12:00 02.01.11 | Last updated 12:00 02.01.11
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