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|Samir Kuntar: Vile By Any Human Standard, David Price-Jones|
18 juillet 2008-07-28
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Samir Kuntar is the Lebanese who infiltrated
Many, perhaps most, countries would have found a way to take Kuntar’s life, if only in a shoot-out during his capture following the murders. In
Hezbollah, the Iranian proxy now in the process of taking over
For reasons of its own, which may be wise or unwise, moral or immoral,
Now every human being is responsive to the inborn taboo against killing. To overcome that taboo is difficult, and requires at the minimum the kind of primitive hate that societies usually make their best efforts to overcome. Hate, prejudice, and ignorance are necessary, and even quite simple levels of civilization keep these irrational sentiments under some sort of control.
There must be Arabs who feel the normal human revulsion at what Kuntar did, and there may well be some with the courage to speak out against his infamy (though none that I know of have done so). But the very opposite happened. A reception committee of the high and mighty of his native
Rationalizations or excuses of course can be found to cover this glorification of murder. Arabs feel shame at their impotence and failure, for instance, so pretend that their defeats are victories. Or these Lebanese and Palestinian dignitaries know that they have to whip up hate in order to stay in power. Or that lack of education makes it possible to mobilize Muslims to believe they have a duty to kill those of other faiths.
All of that is specious. The Nazi S.S. killed Jewish children with a brutality similar to Kuntar’s, but they did not then appear on public platforms to boast to the world of what they had done; on the contrary they kept their crimes as secret as they could, thereby acknowledging the survival somewhere in them of a guilty conscience. But here are important and supposedly responsible men who find it in themselves to embrace, encourage, and hold up as a model a man as vile as any, as though there was no such thing as conscience, and never has been. By every human standard, this is degradation, this is depravity.
© David Price-Jones
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Mis en ligne le 28 juillet 2008, par M. Macina, sur le site upjf.org