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Culture of cruelty

Reader comment on item: Caught on Tape: The Middle East's Culture of Cruelty

Submitted by Paul Winter (Australia), May 17, 2009 at 03:25

Many years ago I could not understand how Robert Fisk would dare to state on air what a cruel person Saddam Hussein was. Later I came to realise that in the Arab/Mohammedan world, cruelty is not a shameful trait, but a matter of pride. He who inflicts suffering as a matter of whim or to uphold his honour, is a man to fear, but far more importantly, to respect. And with such societies our democratic governments want to come to terms through appeasement and by selling out Israel, a fellow democracy?

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