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Charming society...women treated as property and suicide bombing The Voice of Lews Therin - 29/04/2004 11:57:41 AM

I draw several conclusions from the article:

1. People who commit these bombings are often not just "sacrificing themselves for the cause" ; this is a belief I have held for some time. Many are in poverty because of the economic condition in the Occupied Territories, and want their families to earn the stipend they get upon becoming "shahids". Others are depressed and marginalized. Often it is a combination of a variety of factors, where a belief that "Allah" condones the act is merely a footnote.

2. Palestinian society is nonetheless backwards, and the Occupation just lets people blame Israel for a lot of things it has nothing to do with. The way women are treated in their society is reprehensible and I don't give a damn what any "cultural relativists" will say about respecting ignorant, stupid, self-destructive backwards cultures, our society is more evolved and humane. Illiteracy, religious fanaticism, economic underdevelopment - name your reasons, but the simple fact is that Palestine has a LOT of maturing to do.

3. I really feel sorry for the woman because I see a depressed, lonely woman who was cast out by her peers because of circumstances beyond her control. She had no voice, no personality, no ability to choose what life she would take. She could only choose her death.




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A very interesting article on female suicide bombers - 29/04/2004 09:19:37 AM 212 Views
haha.... - 29/04/2004 09:22:51 AM 37 Views
- 29/04/2004 09:25:18 AM 22 Views
tragic - 29/04/2004 09:40:37 AM 27 Views
yes - 29/04/2004 09:43:29 AM 19 Views
yup - 29/04/2004 09:47:34 AM 15 Views
A bitter irony - 29/04/2004 09:58:17 AM 22 Views
indeed *NM* - 29/04/2004 09:59:49 AM 5 Views
I haven't quite decided what I think on the palestinian issue... - 29/04/2004 10:23:48 AM 21 Views
well, my two cents - 29/04/2004 10:34:34 AM 21 Views
Re: to increase the living standard, - 29/04/2004 02:57:00 PM 16 Views
first give them autonomy, then *NM* - 29/04/2004 05:31:32 PM 8 Views
How? - 29/04/2004 05:41:34 PM 16 Views
what do you mean? - 30/04/2004 03:02:20 AM 14 Views
There's a few problems with that. - 30/04/2004 05:24:58 AM 11 Views
I like this line - 30/04/2004 05:28:31 AM 10 Views
What? - 30/04/2004 06:58:11 AM 11 Views
Interesting piece - 29/04/2004 10:32:46 AM 13 Views
Re: Interesting piece - 29/04/2004 10:36:19 AM 14 Views
Charming society...women treated as property and suicide bombing - 29/04/2004 11:57:41 AM 22 Views
yes *NM* - 29/04/2004 11:59:53 AM 5 Views
Intriguing look - 29/04/2004 11:59:25 AM 19 Views
indeed - 29/04/2004 12:01:47 PM 12 Views
it makes me wonder - 29/04/2004 12:17:09 PM 25 Views
it will change, though - 29/04/2004 12:20:45 PM 21 Views
that's partly true - 29/04/2004 12:26:24 PM 20 Views
well - 29/04/2004 12:38:35 PM 18 Views
Obviously the bombings would stop if Israel just left them alone. *NM* - 29/04/2004 02:54:53 PM 7 Views
Peace is a two way street - 29/04/2004 04:06:32 PM 15 Views
And one side controls the stoplight. - 29/04/2004 04:21:20 PM 14 Views
They'd have to negotiate first - 29/04/2004 04:23:15 PM 14 Views
Out of curiosity, why do they need peace? - 30/04/2004 12:37:27 AM 13 Views
To stop pointless voilence that, if, allowed to continue forever... - 30/04/2004 11:49:19 AM 9 Views
Religion is a tricky thing - 29/04/2004 02:37:54 PM 13 Views