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Huan Yi
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“According to the statement issued by the ministry Friday, shop owner Ahmed al-Anzi molested the boy and then strangled him with a length of rope. He then stabbed the boy's father to death when the man came looking for his son.”

London-based rights group Amnesty International criticized al-Anzi's execution and crucifixion.

"It is horrific that beheading and crucifixions still happen," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui of Amnesty International in a statement Friday.”


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So who is sick?


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Dear Huan Yi,
  
                    Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, of Amnesty International, didn't ask who was sick.   Amnesty International in The United States has, in my opinion, gotten away from the primary mission of that organization by criticizing in U.S. government and U.S. government policy.  There may be a lot there to criticize, but it is not Amnesty's job to do so, and taking on that job has gotten that organization into unfortunate hot water.

     The job of Amnesty International is to call attention to violations of human rights in other people's countries and write letters to those governments  calling attention to those violations and asking that fair trials be given and legal procedures be followed.  It is in opposed to torture by anybody upon anybody.

     If it sees violations in human rights by the United states government, it is supposed to have overseas members of Amnesty International write the appropriate letters to members of the united states government, not U.S. members.  This offers protection for members in countries that are somewhat less tolerant of dissent than folks here in the United States.  By going against this policy and encouraging U.S. members to write to the U.S. government as members of the organization he weakens the protections afforded to foreign members of the organization.  

     Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, of Amnesty International, did make a statement against the use of cruel punishments as a display of the State's Power.  This is the job of members of Amnesty, to confront abuses of state power and to show that the eyes of the world do notice when a nation acts in a cruel fashion as a matter of State Policy.  As the United States has done against Russia and China, for example, in the past, and with good reason; and as much of the world has had good cause to do against us in recent years.

     "Who is sick?"

     Well, as a rule, crazy folks are generally a bit less violent than the rest of us.  Besides, they not often well organized enough to be really good at treating people really badly on the scale required to be really sick.  Really.
It takes a State to do that.  Which is why I say Thank You to Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, of Amnesty International.
 
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