Thursday 8 December 2016

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.

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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.

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