We do not wish and do not need to expel Arabs and take their places.— David Ben-Gurion
Emotional Ethnic Conflict quotations
10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery and tone of voice.
Canada has an experience of governance of which much of the world stands in dire need. It is a world of increasing dissension and conflict in which a significant contribution is the failure of different ethnic, tribal, religious, or social groups to search for, and agree upon, a common space for harmonious co-existence.
In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the universality of Western culture suffers three problems: it is false; it is immoral; and it is dangerous.
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
Iraq has no history of ethnic conflict.
Equipping one side of an ethnic conflict and then prodding it to resolve its ethnic problems by force of arms is a very bad policy.
Racism is not nearly as important as poverty.
That's the same around the world. What look like ethnic problems are really economic issues. If you look closely at all these conflicts around the world, they come down to poverty and economics and resources. The more poverty, the worse the war.
Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.
I look white to a lot of people. And I'm not. I'm African-American. I'm mixed. I like to call myself Mulatto because that definition fits. So, you know, I've dealt with the conflict my whole life between how I look and my actual ethnic and racial identity.
The Crimea is not a disputed territory.
Unlike the case of Georgia and South Ossetia, there has been no ethnic conflict there.
Certainly, protecting oppressed people, stopping ethnic conflict and promoting responsible governance are worthy goals. But none is as important for American security and prosperity as keeping the peace in the Middle East, Europe and East Asia.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Ethnic and religious conflict remain the most intractable and dangerous problems in the world today.
But the forces of evil have not abdicated.
The malevolent ghosts of hatred are resurgent with a fury and a boldness that are as astounding as they are nauseating: ethnic conflicts, religious riots, anti-Semitic incidents here, there, and everywhere. What is wrong with these morally degenerate people that they abuse their freedom, so recently won?