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Victoria's Kind but Faulty Logic

Reader comment on item: Time to Profile Airline Passengers?
in response to reader comment: Profiling is not the answer.

Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Aug 29, 2006 at 11:15

Victoria, while we can concede that you are applying logic to solve a serious problem, it is indeed faulty logic. Comparing profiling to identifying innocent Jews or terrorists is, well just plain foolishness. And of course it is just as foolish to listen and to reason with terrorists or those who support them. For you can neither change their mind nor they yours.

I'm an avid fan of Dr. Pipes and have been reading his website for over 3 years. I've yet to see a hater of Jews or Israel or a supporter of Hamas, Hezbollah, PLO or Palestinians have a change of heart based on written exchange of ideas. And yes, Jesus Christ did teach us to love our neighbor as ourselves. But He also taught us not suffer those who break the law. I'm referring to the incident, where he cleansed the temple of the buyers and sellers. He did not politely ask them to leave, instead He forcibly removed them.

Similarly, Israel needs to remove those who would harm their people and not debate with them or suffer their presence. If Israel had chosen to emulate your logic, they would have ceased to exist 58 years ago.

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