Ian O'Doherty: Well, that seems fair
Published 30/05/2011 | 05:00
One of the weird things about the Far Left and their compadres in the professional human-rights brigade is their rather selective approach to moral outrage.
And while these people are fully entitled to believe, for instance, that the West Bank is the 'biggest concentration camp in the world' -- a frequently used, and deliberately disgusting reference to the Holocaust, but that's free speech for you -- they also seem strangely silent on, for example, North Korea. Or Tibet. Or Cuba. Or the plight of Venezuelan dissidents. Or Iran. Or Zimbabwe.
But this week they have a chance to show that they are genuinely compassionate and committed people and not just pathetic ideologues with an anti-American, anti-democratic agenda.