Friday, January 28, 2011

Professor Ted Honderich Letter Published at The Guardian: Palestinians Have Moral Right to Terrorism

Ted Honderich, the Grote Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic, University College, London, has a published letter in The Guardian calling on the moral right of Palestinians to terrorism.

Melanie Phillips has it, "
Moral Depravity," and the link to The Guardian:
The revelations in detail (Report, 25 January) of the intransigent greed, the escape from decency, of Israeli governments in negotiation with our selected leaders of the Palestinians, serve one purpose among others. They provide a further part of what is now an overwhelming argument for a certain proposition. It is that the Palestinians have a moral right to their terrorism within historic Palestine against neo-Zionism. The latter, neither Zionism nor of course Jewishness, is the taking from the Palestinians of at least their autonomy in the last one-fifth of their historic homeland. Terrorism, as in this case, can as exactly be self-defence, a freedom struggle, martyrdom, the conclusion of an argument based on true humanity, etc.
The guy's a well-known terror sympathizer, it turns out.