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Nissim Dahan's Blog – November 2008 Archive (3)

Where does Self-Defense End, and Terrorism Begin?

Almost every legal system recognizes self-defense as a legitimate legal defense. If somebody is coming at you with an ax, and you have a reasonable concern for your life, and you have no means of escape, then you have the right to protect yourself, even if it means shooting the guy in the head. In short, the right to defend oneself is the right to take the life of another.



But is it possible that the right to defend oneself is being stretched so thin, that it crosses over into the… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on November 21, 2008 at 8:21pm — 6 Comments

Where is the Honor in Honor Killing?

Every once in a while we hear of an “honor killing” carried out by a family member against one of their own. A recent article about an Iranian father who stoned his daughter to death, for bringing “dishonor” to him and to his family, is a case in point. The girl may, or may not, have consorted with a man without the father’s approval, but he took it upon himself to restore his “honor” in the cruelest way possible, by taking the life of his own flesh and blood.



How is it that people… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on November 12, 2008 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

Can Barack Obama Deliver On A Vision of Hope?

Barack Obama is the president-elect; a momentous event in the annals of American history, and an inspiration to people all around the world. President-elect Obama campaigned on a vision of hope, and in many ways, his life’s story inspires a sense of hope: born into relative poverty, raised by a single mother, abandoned by his father, turning away from the reckless abandon of his youth toward the pursuit of the finest education, turning away from the pursuit of profit toward helping his own… Continue

Added by Nissim Dahan on November 6, 2008 at 11:45pm — 2 Comments

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