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Insane according to whom?

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Submitted by steven (Japan), Apr 6, 2012 at 23:39

We forget to note that different cultures have vastly different ideas of what is considered insane or appropriate. In many Muslim countries it is considered perfectly acceptable to kill family members for honor, while in western countries we tend to see anyone who murders as insane until proven otherwise. Killing is an acceptable mode of behavior in many cultures but if a person commits murder in a western country, they must be tried according tot he laws and cultural perceptions of that country. It is akin to having Americans imprisoned in China, Turkey or even SIngapore (remember they wanted to lash the American tourist caught with drugs?). So culture must be taken into account.

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