Al Najjar: Increase in Violence is Against Civilization

Taqiyah Al Najjar, member of the Bahrain Women’s Association for Human Development , said that violence takes different forms: individual or collective, and can be action or reaction. The worst form of violence is the one that uses ideological justifications to degrade others. Her comments came during the Arab Thought Forum, held in Alexandria on 13-15 December 2010.

Al Najjar believes that the level of violence in any society is an indicator of how civilised the society is, and its ability to absorb the differences in opinions and beliefs without causing civil strife. She added that diversity and coexistence are always a source of enrichment to any nation.