Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Margaret Hassan's Murder

A few weeks ago I put up a post about the kidnapping of Margaret Hassan, the director of CARE International in Iraq. Today, a video came out showing her cold-blooded murder. To quote a BBC story:

The video apparently shows a militant firing a pistol into the head of a
blindfolded woman wearing an orange jumpsuit.

When I heard this news earlier today, I felt sick to my stomach. As I mentioned in my post a few weeks ago, Margaret Hassan was a truly decent human being - almost like an Islamic version of Mother Teresa. I am truly saddened by her murder.

It irritates me that the mainstream news media like the BBC continue to embrace political correctness and use terms such as "militants" or "insurgents" to describe Ms. Hassan's murderers. These people murdered an innocent human being in cold blood. To call these bastards "militants" or "insurgents" is an insult to the legacy of all freedom fighters throughout history.

These cowards hide behind their religion, and use Islam as a justification for their murderous actions; and yet their actions go totally against the teachings of their religion. The woman they kidnapped was also a Muslim who had dedicated her life to helping the poor and helpless. They murdered this helpless woman in cold blood, and blocked a major charity from helping the children of Iraq. On its own, this act is one of unspeakable evil. But, the fact that it was carried out in the name of God makes it far worse.

The thugs and butchers who perpetrated this diabolical act are by far the lowest form of life on the planet. Swamp scum looks down on them in their ignominy. Dogs and pigs are clean compared to them. And, when they die, I'm sure God will save a particularly miserable part of hell for them in return for their dishonoring Him by committing such a heinous crime under His name.