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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

London mayor sympathizes with terrorists

Ken Livingstone, the mayer of London, basically said he understood why the terrorists attacked London and said they were motivated by Western policies. His statements oversimplify the issue and are disturbing in that they justify terrorism. To say that the west "fueled" terrorism gives anyone license to be a terrorist just because they strongly disagree with the policies of an organization or country. There are civilized and humane ways to dissent without killing innocent people. These comments make his previous comments condemning terrorism quite empty. Quite a contrast to the way another mayor handled a terrorist attack in his city.


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