Trials: Death Without Dread

What the Latin American male calls machismo, a hypersensitive awareness of his own masculinity, is rujūliyah to an Arab. When payment for a wrong must be exacted in blood, it is rujūliyah that steels the avenger's hand. It is rujūliyah that can rob death of its dread. It was perhaps ruj#363;liyah that took Sirhan Bishara Sirhan to a serving pantry in Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel last June and there cost Senator Robert Kennedy his life. And it was ruj#363;liyah that attorneys for the young Jordanian assassin were forced above all to battle in their efforts last week to spare him...

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