"Persecution, whenever it occurs,
establishes only the power and cunning of the persecutor,
not the truth and worth of his belief."
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H. M. Kallen
(1882-1974)
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 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
Might does not make right.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    To persecute, in itself, is neither right nor wrong. Who and what is being persecuted? Is it bad to persecute terrorists?
     -- David L Rosenthal     
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    I believe the word persecute means to use cruel or unfair treatment. Therefore it is wrong to persecute terrorists. It is perfectly acceptable and desireable to treat them harshly and justly, i.e. kill them.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Use the dictionary. Persecute: to annoy or harass persistently. First persecute, then execute. You could annoy them to death, I guess.
     -- David L. Rosenthal     
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    Persecute: 1. oppress people: to systematically subject a race or group of people to cruel or unfair treatment, for example, because of their ethnic origin or religious beliefs 2. pester somebody: to make somebody the victim of continual pestering or harassment [15th century. Via French, from, ultimately, Latin persecut-, the past participle stem of persequi, literally “to keep following,” from sequi, “to follow” (source of English SEQUENCE).]
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    P.S. I'm sure the Christians were annoyed when they were being fed to lions.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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