- Oct 16, 2003
I think that is a great quote, but I wish that was said by an American, unfortunately it is "only" a quote from a Turkish business woman. It continues with:We have great respect for Europe. You know why? Because of human rights. Because of high standards and norms of human rights. And that is why we respect Europe.
The reason why I wish that it was said by an American is that it seems to me that too many Americans has, in the quest to fight terrorism, lost focus on the importance of the human rights and the importance of keeping the same standards for all people, enemy or no enemy. The reason is simple, we may all very well find ourselves being the enemy of someone else some time.And that is why we want to be part of Europe.
I don't care that Europe is the area that is mentioned, it might just as well have been Japan or some other place that make efforts when it comes to human rights.
If our goal is to work for a more peaceful world we must promote the human rights at all levels if we are to succeed.
Just needed to vent.