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West has obligation to redress colonial past

Published 15/06/2016

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I concur with the gist of Dr Kevin McCarthy's argument (Write Back, June 10) that political pluralism in Western societies has not produced yet a statesman of the calibre of Muhammad Ali.

However, this could be attributed to the racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and discrimination practised towards ethnic and religious minorities that are so entrenched in Western psyches nowadays; that prohibit Muslims from climbing up the political ladder.

Western societies are riddled with a multitude of societal ills.

Needless to say, they are still shackled with the manacles of conflicting identities and religious animosities.

Western powers have a solemn obligations to redress colonial injustices.



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