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Writing Assignment #8 12-7-07

Writing Assignment #8 12-7-07 - right to life By killing...

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Ryan Wisneski December 7, 2007 Writing Assignment #8 Haig Katchadourian argues against terrorism saying that all forms of the act are wrong. One type that he clearly states is wrong is a moral or religious type of terrorism. Firstly moral and religious terrorism fails the principle of discrimination, which states that you should not kill non combatants. The targeted are innocent victims that are killed to make a point to the intended victims. This terrorism also violates the proportionality condition. This condition says that it is wrong to use excessive force when a lesser force could be used to bring about the same effects. An example of this is using a bomb to kill one person when a single bullet would work perfectly fine to achieve the goal. Katchadourian also argues that terrorism is not always used as just cause. It is only acceptable to use a form of terrorism for retaliation and revenge only if it is being deployed on you. Lastly moral or mental terrorism is wrong because it violates a person’s
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Unformatted text preview: right to life. By killing someone you are unlawfully taking their life and thus proving that terrorism violates this condition. The last condition that Katchadourian gives, stating that terrorism violates one’s right to life is not always true as it must be to prove his point. If a terrorist is committing their act of terrorism in revenge on another terrorist that has killed many innocent people, then he does not violate the others right to life. The terrorist that first killed the innocent people is in the wrong and forfeits his right to life by taking the life of others. The second act of terrorism is thus saving many innocent people from the same fate that the others were given. Terrorism is justified if there is an option between killing some terrorists rather than killing hundreds, or even thousands of innocent people. It is the lesser of the two evils and saves others from an unjust fate making it not only permissible but the right decision. Ryan Wisneski December 7, 2007...
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