Monday, May 08, 2006


Part of me died when I saw this cruel killing,” reports Hala Jaber in the The Sunday Times (UK).

Atwar Bahjat: Executed by Savages“EVEN by the stupefying standards of Iraq’s unspeakable violence, the murder of Atwar Bahjat, one of the country’s top television journalists, was an act of exceptional cruelty.

Nobody but her killers knew just how much she had suffered until a film showing her death on February 22 at the hands of two musclebound men in military uniforms emerged last week. Her family’s worst fears of what might have happened have been far exceeded by the reality.”

This news is a MUST READ. [Warning: Not on a full stomach]

And pass the story on to others. All those who need yet another example of the savage acts commited by Muslim terrorists in the name of Allah.

Her cries — “Ah, ah, ah” — can be heard above the “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) intoned by the holder of the mobile phone [which was used to film the butchery of her execution.].

For this, there can be no diplomacy. No reasoning or rationale. As Michelle Malkin concludes, “Insanely evil.”

It is the year 2006, and while the civilized world worries collectively about such things as the environment and the less fortunate, for many religious extremists in the Middle East, this Stone Age barbarism is considered acceptable if not even commonplace.

As Greyhawk observes in the Mudville Gazette, “the London Times reporter can’t resist a mild apology for their act:”

Just as Bahjat bore witness to countless atrocities that she covered for her television station, Al-Arabiya, during Iraq’s descent into sectarian conflict, so the recording of her execution embodies the depths of the country’s depravity after three years of war.

Greyhawk concludes:

In truth, it represents a depth of depravity achieved over centuries. From the description, her killers hadn’t just conceived or improvised their method of execution on the spot — they seem to have been well practiced. But such is the nature of the enemy in this war, and perhaps this is their most sacred and well honed knowledge: if a brutality can be inflicted that exceeds all human ability to comprehend, the humans will find a way to deny it.

Or excuse it.

Or simply look the other way.

We will never look away. And we will help others know the truth.

It’s what we’re fighting against: evil.

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