Tom Fox, one of four peace activists taken hostage in Iraq by the The Swords Of Righteousness Brigade in November, 2005 was found shot in the head and chest in Baghdad. Tom Fox was 54 and dedicated his life to the peace cause with a group called Christian Peacemaker Teams.
The fates of the other three hostage's Canadian James Loney, 41; Canadian Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32; Briton Norman Kember, 74 is unknown.
Interior Ministry Lt. Col. Falah al-Mohammedawi said Fox was found with his hands tied and gunshot wounds to his head and chest. There were cuts on his body and bruises on his head, indicating torture, he said. The corpse was dressed in Iraqi-made clothing.
Fox's body was found near a railway line in Dawoudi, a mixed Sunni-Shiite area that has been largely shielded from violence. Shocked local residents on Saturday condemned Fox's abduction and killing.
"We mourn the loss of Tom Fox, who combined a lightness of spirit, a firm opposition to all oppression, and the recognition of God in everyone," Doug Pritchard and Carol Rose, co-directors of Chicago-based Christian Peacemaker Teams, said in a statement.
It is a shame that peace activists have to be killed before some in this world will wake up and realize that this is not a fight or occupation of a country, but a fight against an evil racist and theological force bent on world destruction and terror.
If you want to mourn someone try this guy (don't mourn the author, I've mourned him and others at the website enough, mourn for the fellow he talks about).
Tipped by: The Jawa Report and In The Bullpen