Terrorists have no Human Rights!

About: Declaration of Independence

     If indeed you are a terrorist, you have no human rights.  No Human would be a terrorist. It is not a matter of criminality, it is a matter of humanity. It is not a matter of civil wrong-doing it is a matter of whether you belong in civil society, anywhere,  at all.
     The challenge is moving the individual from suspect to terrorist in the jury of the World.  See some of the stuff in google terrorism human rights = this in google news.
     The terrorists use the excuse that war is terrorism & therefore we are at war with those who differ from us.  They have their points. Both war & terrorism are against the Golden Rule.
     The final challenge of dealing with Evil in this era of human evolution is to find the Holy Grail within us to balance the Evil within & without. The first step is to declare that terrorism is not human & reject it within & without by displacement with love.
     I have referenced our own Declaration of Independence as a model. The first 2 paragraphs (those before the list of grievances against King George) should serve as a preamble; the rest should shame terrorists for being what they abhor & are fighting against.
     Aligned, but too watered down is:
Charter For Compassion (¶3): ... We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings"even those regarded as enemies.
... the above is nice language, but lacks the impact of what I have in mind - shame the terrorists without haggling about war, security & self-defense.
(*) ; maybe then some of it will rub off on our war-making as well.


  1. love
  2. terrorism
  3. human rights
  4. shame


Mark de LA says
B.O begins to sound a bit like my declaration above:
TWS: ... The President’s strategy is absolutely clear about the threat we face. Our enemy is not “terrorism” because terrorism is but a tactic. Our enemy is not “terror” because terror is a state of mind and as Americans we refuse to live in fear. Nor do we describe our enemy as “jihadists” or “Islamists” because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenant of Islam, meaning to purify oneself, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children.
...but is anybody buying it?  The whole article (blog) is worth reading & pondering .
Is there the political & military & constitutional will to back up these words?

Seth says
M 2010-05-19 09:09:17 13791
seth 2010-05-19 08:27:55 13791
Well someone who has been proven to be a terrorists is a criminal and as such should be punished and shamed.  Society shouldn't, and doesn't, give them a pass because they are fighting a war.  In fact they are sometimes declared "stateless enemy combatants" and not afforded the rights of either citizens or prisoners of war.  But they still are persons who are human and should be treated as such.  The process of proving that they are terrorists should not assume that they are terrorists. That is no excuse to deny them their human rights.  But then i probably missed your point.

Yes, you probably did. What you say is acknowledged; touched lightly in my 2nd paragraph above. What I want to do is make terrorism politically incorrect in the mind of the terrorist before he turns it into some kind of an act. I want that shame to burn white-hot throughout his mind & body until it obliterates any thoughts of those 72 virgins waiting for him (or whatever)!
Good intentions !  ... not quite sure how you do that

Mark de LA says
Given that the conversation for such has been started already - the first step has been accomplished - spread & enlarge the conversation for the possibility that terrorism is no longer acceptable for humans to engage in - it is anti-human.  Some rationale is that if you focus on NOW most of the excuses to take part in the abhorrance vanishes.  NOW - no The Crusades are happening. NOW no prophets are expounding (that I know of).  NOW no future messiahs or Caliphates exist. Both the past & the future are not nearly as detailed as the present - NOW! We are all free to BE! Make promises & requests to have this conversation with others.  Spread the Golden Rule. Here is one way.

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