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root2squared's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by root2squared

And you think these people were Palestinians? Or were they just Muslims?

Does it matter? There are conscientious Jewish people in Israel speaking out against the Israeli and US governments. There are Israeli soldiers refusing to serve in the occupied territories. Whether we like it or not, most of the empathy in the world is group based, whether the grouping is by religion or by nation or culture.

It's debatable whether it's reasonable to expect someone who is perceived as a representative of a state that carries out ethnic cleansing, to be met with polite questioning.

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:01:00 UTC | #442474