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Advice from American student killed in Egypt

There are 66 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jul 12, 2013, titled Advice from American student killed in Egypt. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Andrew Pochter's letter tells the boy that "What is most important is that I am trying to do my best for others.

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Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#93 Aug 12, 2013
Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Article 2A: The state religion.
The state religion of the Republic is Islam, but other religions may be practiced in peace and
harmony in the Republic.

Article 14. Emancipation of peasants and workers.
It shall be a fundamental responsibility of the State to emancipate the toiling masses the
peasants and workers and backward sections of the people from all forms and exploitation.

Article 15. Provision of basic necessities.
It shall be a fundamental responsibility of the State to attain, through planned economic
growth, a constant increase of productive forces and a steady improvement in the material
and cultural standard of living of the people, with a view to securing to its citizens-
(a) the provision of the basic necessities of life, including food, clothing, shelter, education
and medical care;
(b) the right to work, that is the right to guaranteed employment at a reasonable wage
having regard to the quantity and quality of work;
(c) the right to reasonable rest, recreation and leisure; and the right to social security,
that is to say to public assistance in cases of undeserved want arising from unemployment,
illness or disablement, or suffered by widows or orphans or in old age, or
in other such cases.

Article 17. Free and compulsory education.
The State shall adopt effective measures for the purpose of -
(a) establishing a uniform, mass-oriented and universal system of education and extending
free and compulsory education to all children to such stage as may be determined
by law ;
(b) relating education to the needs of society and producing properly trained and motivated
citizens to serve those needs; removing illiteracy within such time as may be
determined by law.

Article 19. Equality of opportunity.
(1) The State shall endeavour to ensure equality of opportunity to all citizens.
(2) The State shall adopt effective measures to remove social and economic inequality between
man and man and to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth among citizens, and of
opportunities in order to attain a uniform level of economic development throughout the Republic.

Article 28. Discrimination on grounds of religion, etc.
(1) The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race
caste, sex or place of birth.

Article 41. Freedom of religion.
(1) Subject to law, public order and morality-
(a) every citizen has the right to profess, practice or propagate any religion;
(b) every religious community or denomination has the right to establish, maintain and
manage its religious institutions.
(2) No person attending any educational institution shall be required to receive religious
instruction, or to take part in or to attend any religious ceremony or worship, if that instruction,
ceremony or worship relates to a religion other than his own.

http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/research/banglad...

Constitution of the Islamic republic of Iran

Article 13 [Recognized Religious Minorities]
Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian Iranians are the only recognized religious minorities, who, within the limits of the law, are free to perform their religious rites and ceremonies, and to act according to their own canon in matters of personal affairs and religious education.

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Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#94 Aug 12, 2013
Continued from above...

Article 14 [Non-Muslims' Rights]
In accordance with the sacred verse "God does not forbid you to deal kindly and justly with those who have not fought against you because of your religion and who have not expelled you from your homes" [60:8], the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and all Muslims are duty-bound to treat non-Muslims in conformity with ethical norms and the principles of Islamic justice and equity, and to respect their human rights. This principle applies to all who refrain from engaging in conspiracy or activity against Islam and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Article 19 [No Discrimination, No Privileges]
All people of Iran, whatever the ethnic group or tribe to which they belong, enjoy equal rights; color, race, language, and the like, do not bestow any privilege.

Article 23 [Freedom of Belief]
The investigation of individuals' beliefs is forbidden, and no one may be molested or taken to task simply for holding a certain belief

http://www.servat.unibe.ch/icl/ir00000_.html
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#95 Aug 12, 2013
This short phrase is perhaps the most important piece of political thought ever published.....

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Of course, that is taken from the US Declaration of Independence from England adopted on July4, 1776.
Personally, I think an asterisk should be added after the bit about all men being "created equal".
As it happens, these distinguished ex-Englishmen were being served tea and whiskey by slaves as they were brainstorming this document...But the general sentiment is nevertheless true and admirable.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#96 Aug 12, 2013
Faith wrote:
This short phrase is perhaps the most important piece of political thought ever published.....
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Of course, that is taken from the US Declaration of Independence from England adopted on July4, 1776.
Personally, I think an asterisk should be added after the bit about all men being "created equal".
As it happens, these distinguished ex-Englishmen were being served tea and whiskey by slaves as they were brainstorming this document...But the general sentiment is nevertheless true and admirable.
Nitwit, we are talking about minority rights.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#97 Aug 12, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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Nitwit, we are talking about minority rights.
So am I.
IL Principe

Hørning, Denmark

#98 Aug 12, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
<quoted text>
Nitwit, we are talking about minority rights.
Your fat fcuking azz was never in Africa, and Your pathetic posts resembles the thinking of someone with a major inferiority complex.

Was you just posted and EDITED shows that in every islumic country there is not only de facto and de jure apartheid based on religious affiliation. It also shows what a fat and disgusting hipocrite you truly are.

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