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Politics : Formerly About Applied Materials
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To: Lazarus_Long who wrote (70920)10/24/2003 12:08:50 PM
From: zonder  Read Replies (1) of 70976
 
Are you missing my attentions, Laz?

I believe we agreed that:
(1) Honor killings are rare. About as rare as the Amish killing their kids by not allowing them to be vaccinated against common diseases.
(2) ME is in fact much safer in terms of murder and rape, than most other places, the US in particular (see the statistics website I provided in an earlier post)

In your latest post, it seems you want to go into various other stuff, like how Europeans didn't stop killings in ex-Yugoslavia until Americans made them, etc. You seem to think that is relevant.

I am just not going to go into a comparative valuation of just which region is more horrible than the other in terms of conservative traditions/belief systems/violence etc taking lives. Suffice it to come to an understanding on the fact that ultra-conservative ways of life and religious beliefs take lives unnecessary.

It is equally horrible everywhere - whether that be Jews killing one another because they don't believe in organ donation, ultra-conservative Middle Easterns killing their own daughters because they have "shamed" the family, American state killing a criminal under "capital punishment", or the Amish killing their own kids by not allowing them to be vaccinated.

And no, this doesn't make neither the ME, the US, nor Israel a horrible place.
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