In the adjoining museum devoted to the history of the Jews of Worms, there is a chilling photograph of the synagogue going up in flames during Kristallnacht.
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While not a defensive war, the First Crusade was a war of vengeance. The Christians were out to avenge the sufferings of their Savior, the humiliations He was forced to endure every day...
The war for Jerusalem, in their words, was one of West vs. East. When the crusaders successfully conquered Jerusalem, observers at home marveled over what they, as Westerners, had accomplished.
Since it became clear that the culprit of the horror in Norway was not a Muslim jihadist, but a self-proclaimed "Christian Knight," the popular perceptions of terrorism are being questioned.
Our purpose here is to discuss the ethics of torture. More concretely, I will address the question of whether it was morally justifiable for the United States government to employ "enhanced interrogation techniques" sometimes classified as torture.
Let's be practical about it -- not getting along with Muslims is pretty much the best way for good Americans to take their minds off the fact that they can't get along with each other anymore.
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