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A century of Apologies may appease the harmed souls.

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Submitted by Norma Fares (Lebanon), Sep 30, 2008 at 19:48

Apology and thank you, this 2-in1 culture is, with no doubt, a must-valuable-refined culture for a society to develop in human, healthy and efficient manners.

In Today's savage world, this 2-in-1 culture is unfortunately, dangerously degrading. Value like any other i.e. constructive commitment to noble causes, is replaced with self-interests, dishonesty, corruption, a non-sense competition with less social and human responsibility.

All that is able to succeed --and it is-- in to guiding eyes towards a so-called human goal corrupted by non-sense high-self-esteem that is equal to ego...equal to ignorance. When education or knowledge distances itself from human values --i.e. truth, justice, honesty, respect, recognition and love-- it has no value, I think.

Apologies to Dr. Pipes are appreciated. But criticizing Dr. Pipes' and or other great visionary thinker's thoughts/articles [then apologizing] for the only pleasure to criticize is, in my modest view, neither accepted nor appreciated. Neglecting, sometimes, seems to be the right option to opt.

Being born and raised in the Middle East, Arab world remains the best lab. for the worst human behavior ever:

It reminds me of the recent and only apology of Hezbollah to the Lebanese army for one of his militant-intentional-crime i.e. shouting an on-duty-Lebanese-soldier in one of the Hezbollah-restricted area --even to the Lebanese army--in south of Lebanon a few weeks ago:

What about the soldier and his family? I asked a friend who is an ex-lieutenant, supportive of the Army Institution.

"He is gone", he sadly responded.

He is gone? What a barbaric conception about the mission of the National Army constitution of a nation. I continued.

Errors happen in war. He said.

That's not a war to speak about errors [in war]. It's the Hezbollah-gangster behavior against our Lebanese national army. I said.

Hezbollah did apologize. He handed the criminal to justice…What else do you want the army to do? He asked me.

An official statement from the Army constitution that rejects such an apology for its total irrelevance and that the Lebanese National Army doesn't and won't accept such a gangster behavior from Hezbollah. I suggested.

We cannot do that. My friend said.

So stop claiming the revival of the state of constitutions where laws rule a nation. It's that 5th-century-Lebanon that you want. I concluded.

For what and what the bad souls of the majority of Arab-regimes-world must apologize?

For their disrespect to the other opinion or for their oppression to good citizens? For their consistent-5th-century-backward policy of making people poor, needy and illiterate citizens or for their encouragement to embark backwardness?

For their non-acceptance for non-Muslims i.e. Jews and Christians or for their persistent eager and pleasure to eliminate "sinners" i.e. Jews because they are pigs and dogs; because they are Jews?

For what and what the bad souls of the majority of Arab-regimes-world must apologize?

For their Arab-institutions-bosses who value a corrupted-dishonest employee to fire a good-cooperative-professional one with a professional consciousness?

For their rejection of truth when they don't-can't-refuse to read or for the endless passion of majority of Arab wealthy people to some superficial activities i.e. special numbers for cars and mobile phone where people die out of food and water somewhere on this planet?

For what and what the bad souls and non-objective people of Arab World and of the whole planet must apology?

A century of apologies may appease us, the harmed souls i.e. the people of truth and justice: The people of Life.

Thank you Dr. Pipes for your great article. Whether you win apologies from those people or not, trust, you are our winner i.e. a great analysts of the Middle East affairs.

Norma Fares from Lebanon.

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Muslim Awareness Week at UCI-Nov 17-20 [452 words]gary fouseNov 11, 2008 00:20142684
Thank You for All Your Work and Information [27 words]Way to Go DanielOct 30, 2008 09:01141435
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Mr. Pipes speaks the truth... [92 words]JulieOct 11, 2008 14:34139946
A century of Apologies may appease the harmed souls. [606 words]Norma FaresSep 30, 2008 19:48139400
USA must follow Israel way, Ask islamists to show loyalty [227 words]AngelFeb 11, 2009 16:56139400
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too droll [76 words]BronsonSep 22, 2008 07:30138925
truth will prevail ! [40 words]Phil GreendSep 21, 2008 00:53138922
1holocausts done by muslims [131 words]G.VishvasSep 20, 2008 19:13138907
the decline of the rational mind... [101 words]donvanSep 21, 2008 21:07138907
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To Shakeeb, about doing independent research [176 words]G.VishvasOct 11, 2008 09:17138907
Your due. [64 words]LynnSep 20, 2008 12:10138896
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