Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Islamic Public Relations Coup

You have to hand it to the Islamofascists. Just when we begin to question whether we in the West have sunk to their level of barbarity, they remind us what true barbarity looks like.

Since the news media is suddenly squeamish about publishing disturbing images that might provoke American outrage at Muslim terrorists, I have posted a link to the video of the beheading of Nicholas Berg here. And still photos are here. Interestingly, you won't seem them in the European press.

Beware, these sounds and images will stay with you for a very long time. The video was produced by our enemies. Next time someone says George Bush is the enemy, remind them that to our real enemies your head is the same as Nick Berg’s. Regardless of what the United States does or doesn’t do, these people would murder you just as enthusiastically as they did Mr. Berg.

The New York Times, which restrained itself from publishing a picture of the Berg beheading above the fold or from even describing it in anything but the most antiseptic terms, ran a long story today about a prisoner of the Americans who was mistreated in captivity. He was humiliated, deprived of sleep, he may have even been forced to wear women’s underwear – an unspeakable torture for a proud and stylin' jihadist.

Yet, as of the interview, he was alive. His head was firmly attached to his body. In fact, we wasn't even in prison anymore.

A double standard? Thankfully, yes.

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