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Justice is revenge

The forced abduction, humiliating torture, burning and brutal murder of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, an innocent young Palestinian from East Jerusalem, was a suspected act of frustrated bullyrag revenge for the killings of three Israeli teenagers whose disappearances and deaths have heightened tension in the volatile region.

Hate crimes carried out by vigilante right-wing settler extremist mobs are known as "price tag" attacks. A US State Department report documents at least 400 price tag attacks in 2013, most of which went un-prosecuted according to the United Nations. I was brought up as a compassionate humanitarian to believe that we are all blood brothers and sisters, and that we should follow the example of man's best friend. Dogs read our moods, not our minds, and don't hold grudges, act in petty ways or seek revenge, which is like biting a dog because it bit you.

Don't repay anyone evil for evil. Those who fight fire with fire will end up with disintegrating ashes and singed fingertips. A black eye for a jaundiced eye; an abscessed tooth for truth. Your knife, my back; my gun, your head. The greatest revenge is to prove your almighty self by accomplishing what others say you cannot do.

No Holds Bard Charles Frederickson

Bangkok


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