A group calling itself The Swords Of Righteousness Brigade
has taken 4 people hostage in Iraq and released a video of them. Those taken hostage are American Tom Fox
, 54; Canadian James Loney
, 41; Canadian Harmeet Singh Sooden
, 32; Briton Norman Kember
The terrorists have sunken to the level of taking 74 year old men hostage. The terrorists say that the 4 are using peace activist as a cover for being spies.
The video can be found at the Political Teen and Doubletap
The Jawa Report has much more, including an email from the Christian Peacemaker Teams, the activist group the 4 worked for.
Captain's Quarters passes on word that blogger Hammerswing75 personally knows Norman Kember and is asking for your prayers:
Mr. Kember is a good friend of my parents and a longtime member of my Granny's church, Harrow Baptist. I remember seeing him a few years ago when I stopped by in England to visit my Gran. We were at the church and he came over for some conversation. "I remember when you were this tall", putting his hand down by his knees. He is an extremely nice man who went out of his way to be friendly. His wife Pat, who possesses an equally wonderful character, must be in absolute shock.
You have my thoughts for sure Hammerswing.
In The Bullpen has some additional commentary on the 4, who seem to have been documenting "war crimes committed by US Soldiers" and even more here
The Corner tells us that the Christian Peacemaker Teams reports on their site
CPT does not advocate the use of violent force to save lives of its workers should they be kidnapped, held hostage, or caught in the middle of a conflict situation.
So just let them be slaughtered? What the hell kind of policy is that? There's peace and then there is pure stupidity.
Say Anything has more on the peace activists blaming the US/UK for the hostage taking. We sure wouldn't want to actually blame the evil bastards who have actually taken the hostages would we?
All Things Beautiful has a lot more as well.
Ace Of Spades
Outside The Beltway
Six Meat Buffet
killing , or hurting poor people is totally wrong
these losers ( iraqi gangsters ) are hiding somewhere
and killing inocent people is wrong
cowards and losers dont have guts to fight face to face
i do feel sorry for everyone who lost their life in this battle . i really hope this will stop ( killing inocent people ) . . . . . . its shaking the whole world ( people are dying . . . . .poor people , kids , females )
soul is crying now , please stop this killing game
not good and if you bad people really wanna fight - have guts to fight face to face ( dont hide yourself in a gutter , where you have reached hell already )
Posted by: Abhi on March 11, 2006 02:32 PM