June 9th, 2010
04:39 PM ET

Unenlightenment and the 'Holy Land'

Editor's note: Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com and legal fellow for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, D.C.

As a global community, we would probably like to believe that our ongoing human experiment has been driven by the enlightened advancement of collective human thought. Because as Mahatma Gandhi said, "I have nothing new to teach the world. ... Truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills."

Yet the current mix of perpetual war and poverty, extremist terrorism and global racism raises the question of whether the human race has completely lost its collective mind.

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  1. Kevin

    Whole of of anti-Israeli or anti-Palestinian comments below. This is why they won't stop fighting. Humanism is weak in that part of the world, and bias strong.

    June 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
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