Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Collective punishment

Judea Pearl (The death of relativism) is clearly a fine person, and is right to insist that the tragedy of her son Daniel Pearl's death demands an end to "false logic that all forms of violence are equally evil", and that "there can be no comparison between those who take pride in the killing of an unarmed journalist and those who vow to end such acts". I strongly support this.

What would she say of actions such as the one taken by an IDF bulldozer in April 2002, which in the middle of the night and allegedly without warning flattened the home of Mahmoud Omar al-Shu'bi, killings his father Umar, sisters Fatima and Abir, brother Samir and sister-in-law Nabila who was pregnant, as well as their three children aged four, seven and nine, while they slept (Families cannot sue firm for Israel deaths)?

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