Saturday, March 19, 2011

Who's Responsible For Lack Of Human Rights In Arab World?

Luke Ford writes:

On his radio show yesterday, Dennis Prager said: “Fascinating that we have heard of no reports of demonstrations in Syria. It gives you an idea of how effective the totalitarian state is. Even Iran has had massive demonstrations.

“When one looks at that part of the world, what do people blame for the lack of elementary liberty and rights on? It’s an important question and everyone who cares about the world ought to think about it. Ironically, if you care for Arabs, you have to think about it. What has prevented the development of human rights in virtually the entire Arab world and parts of the Muslim world outside of it?

“If you say colonialism, a lie that is so large that the only question I have with regard to it is — do you really believe it?"

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This week’s Torah portion (parasha) is Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36.