Argument: Terrorists relinquish most of their right to protection under the law


  • Michael Levin. “The Case for Torture”. Retrieved 12.4.07 – “There is an important difference between terrorists and their victims that should mute talk of the terrorists’ ‘rights.’ The terrorist’s victims are at risk unintentionally, not having asked to be endangered. But the terrorist knowingly initiated his actions. Unlike his victims, he volunteered for the risks of his deed. By threatening to kill for profit or idealism, he renounces civilized standards, and he can have no complaint if civilization tries to thwart him by whatever means necessary.”


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