Ethicists Without Borders on the Crisis in Syria

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Ethicists Without Borders on the Crisis in Syria

April 17, 2018

The poison gas attack that killed and injured scores of people, including children, on April 7, 2018, in Douma, Syria, shocks our consciences. We are a group comprised mostly of ethicists representing an array of religious, philosophical, and methodological perspectives. One of the things about which we agree is that the intentional, direct killing of civilians, including children, who are noncombatants and pose no threat to anyone, is never morally justified. Chemical weapons are both immoral and illegal; their use is always indiscriminate and their effects always inhumane. The United States, the United Kingdom, and France have expressed their confidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his military were responsible for using these chemical weapons. All those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria, regardless of their side or affiliation in this civil conflict, must be…

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