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Topic - Empathy for robbers? What about Osama, and the rule of law?

Jimbo W on 06 Feb 2013
In reply to Trangia:

Following on from what I regard as the pretty disgusting comments that made light of a criminal's "deserving" death (at the hands of some of his victims):

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=536114

I was struck by the apparent selectivity of people's empathy for their fellow kin, from which category I wouldn't want to disclude anybody. However, in addition to the example set by people's ethical point of view on this issue, there is also consistency of ethical standards and the rule of law. I was curious therefore where people might fall on this question time debate, which I remember seeing at the time, and being quite taken aback by Douglas Murray's position:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTWB1vyePqo
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