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Monday, February 13, 2006

To Understand Is Not To Excuse

Don't get me wrong, I'm not excusing the people who responded to the cartoons with violence. The initiation of violence is always wrong. But, having said that (and having recognized the fact that, yes, the newpapers have the moral right to publish whatever they want to publish), it won't hurt us to try to understand why some people have responded to the cartoons with violence.

And it doesn't hurt us to try to understand why some people would fly airplanes into skyscrapers, even though we do not (and must not!) excuse those actions, either.

That's why I suggested, in my previous post ("Cartoons: The Straw That Broke The Camel's Back?"), that it might be worth our while to read Jacob Hornberger's article, "Why They Hate Us" (http://www.fff.org/comment/com0602d.asp).

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