I couldn't think of an equivalent English proverb, so I checked a long list of proverbs and still didn't find a match. Based on a quick review, it seems that most English proverbs focus on personal responsibility, and either give advice for living responsibly or emphasize of the consequences of imprudent actions.
However, English has a verb, "to turn a blind eye," which means to refuse to acknowledge. In common use, turning a blind eye is generally used in reference to unlawful, immoral, or unjust actions. The Obama administration is no longer allowing politicians to turn a blind eye to injustices perpetrated in the name of freedom. That verb is the closest example of English that I could find to your proverb.
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