This is what happens when right wingers and orthodox reject liberalism - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bronxite10
    • 09.05.14 | 21:26 (IDT)

    Western tenets like, "All men are created equal" and "Liberty, Egality, Fraternaty" are thrown out the window. Tenets like, "We're the majority culture/religion so watch your step" and "We will get you for a breach of our orthodoxy or for blasphemy" are substituted. Authoritarianism often follows in its wake. If decent people do not oppose illiberalism, they will allow the flowering of society that no one in their right mind would want to live in. South Africa of 25 years ago is not the only model to avoid. Israel needs to avoid the model of contemporary Pakistan as well.

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    First published 09:41 09.05.14 | Last updated 09:41 09.05.14
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