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March 11, 2006

Peace Activist Hostage Found Murdered In Iraq

To quote Metallica Megadeath, Peace Sells, But Who's Buying? Not these guys:

Word spread quickly through the Quaker congregation that one of their own would not be coming home. Tom Fox's body was found Thursday evening, three days after he didn't appear in a video of Christian activists who had been taken hostage in Iraq. But members of the Hopewell Centre Quaker congregation in Clear Brook said they would not let their sadness overshadow the importance of what Fox was trying to accomplish. "The important thing is the legacy lives and Tom lives with us," said Paul Slattery, a member of his support group of Langley Hill Friends Meeting.

Fox, 54, was the only American in a group of four Christian Peacemaker Teams members who were taken hostage last year by a previously unknown group, the Swords of Righteousness Brigade.

A video showing the other three hostages β€” James Loney, 41, of Toronto; Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32, a Canadian electrical engineer; and Norman Kember, a 74-year-old retired British professor β€” was shown Tuesday on Al-Jazeera television.

Fox was found near a west Baghdad railway line with gunshot wounds to his head and chest, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Saturday. A U.S. military official in Baghdad confirmed that American forces picked up Fox's remains Thursday evening. Falah al-Mohammedawi, an official with the Interior Ministry, which oversees police, said Fox was found with his hands tied and gunshots to his head and chest.

I admire the man's bravery and idealism. He put his life on the line for his beliefs... something Samarra Cindy isn't willing to do.

Still, he just didn't seem to believe the terrorists. They say again and again they want to kill all infidels and polytheists. It's time to maybe begin taking them at their word.


Oops: Yes, I am a heavy-metal posuer. That correction hurt.


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