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Hostility by default?

Reader comment on item: [London Terrorism:] British "Covenant of Security" with Islamists Ends

Submitted by Boris (United States), Jul 8, 2005 at 16:25

How far a cynical and corrupted interpretation of Supreme Law can go? "If we want to engage in terrorism, we would have to leave the country." This quoted individual does not condemn terrorism in general, he only condemns it if terrorism is conducted from a particular country! It seems the spirit of the law does not have much value, only the letter of the law does.

Mr. Pipes, your article demonstrates to me one more time that the quality of any religion depends not on how much it is right or wrong, but how much it is vulnerable to possible misinterpratations. And here it is! The Law says "do not attack the inhabitants of a country where you live in safety". Therefore, you CAN attack "the inhabitants of ANOTHER country", period. The Law has nothing against it! Excellent logic!
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