but I still remember that in 2002, in response to Israel (finally) taking decisive military action against a wave of terrorist suicide-murders, the Danish General Workers Union canceled an order from an Israeli company, and announced that “we call for the hundreds of thousands of members of the union to refrain from buying products manufactured in Israel.” So forgive me if my heart doesn’t bleed for the Danish workers whose jobs are at risk from another branch of Islamic extremism. Two wrongs don’t make a right, and I certainly don’t wish the Danes any harm; I just don’t feel any urgent need to go out of my way to help them.
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