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Old 14.01.2015, 11:12
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

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What they have in common is that both hate those who oppose the common good.

The common good, of course, is often just a euphemism for the the point of view of whoever happens to be speaking.

If the trueness of a (non personal) statement depends on who is speaking it, that sort of goes against the concept of all men being equal.
We might go around in circles about racism and racists, but to me this lady is spot on. There won't be any real discussions. Not now, and probably not later.


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Those of us who value freedom need to understand better what it means. Especially in a world which is both coalescing and splitting apart, where technology has unleashed hope and possibilities as well as limitless hate, where political and religious control is tightening. To seek to be free is a big responsibility. Too big and scary for some people, Western Muslims in particular. This is the debate that needs to open up now within Islam. Will it? No. And that’s our tragedy.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...n-9971118.html
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