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Theo van Gogh and Margaret Hassan

Reader comment on item: [Theo van Gogh and] "Education By Murder" in Holland

Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Nov 16, 2004 at 16:09

News have just come out from AlJazeera that 'terrorists' have probably killed Margaret Hassan, the CARE worker in Iraq. She dedicated her life of service to Iraq for the last 30 years. Islamists have 'rewarded' her for her long life of service by killing her. Is that any different than murder of van Gogh in Netherlands? What was the crime of van Gogh? What was the crime of Margaret Hassan? If the kidnappers had realised that it was a mistake to kidnap her, they could have easily released her in some remote place, without jeopardising their own security; no, they murdered her. Obviously, to them, kidnaping and killing of any infidel is Hallal!!

After these recent episodes, will 'liberal Europe' be 'bleeding hearted' enough to send any kind of help to ANY Muslim society, whether Darfur or Bosnia or Palestine, when they cry for help -- whether due to ethnic conflict or civil war or even natural disaster or invasion from another country?. Should the world be stone deaf to cry for help from any Muslim country for any and all reasons? Should the world help pay for building of a Palestinian state or should even be against the formation of Palestinian state?

Personally, I will not contribute a penny.
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