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ramadan says no morality in that choice to kill children, condemns the act not the killer

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Submitted by myth (Netherlands), Dec 8, 2009 at 10:42

"explicable" means that there is a clear cause-consequence relation between context-childmurder. This implies there is no choice based on morality involved, it is forced upon the killer by causality. From that perspective the condemnation of the childmurder is not applicable to the situation at all for there never was a moral choice in the first place. I do believe I understand Ramadan's argumentation right. Essentially this is a very much islamist argument which places acts based on sharia law outside the sphere of open moral choices. Another indication of this anti-moral attitude lies in the condemnation of the act, not the killer. the act again has no part in moral choices, only people have.

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