June 8th, 2010
11:46 AM ET

Unenlightenment and the 'Holy Land'

Arsalan Iftikhar
Special to CNN

As a global community, we would probably like to believe that our ongoing human experiment has been driven by the enlightened advancement of collective human thought. Because as Mahatma Gandhi said, "I have nothing new to teach the world. ... Truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills."

Yet the current mix of perpetual war and poverty, extremist terrorism and global racism raises the question of whether the human race has completely lost its collective mind.

This sobering condition is no more apparent than in the ironically named "Holy Land" - Israel and Palestine - where civilized humanity has seemingly gone to die a very painful death.

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