Saturday, March 11, 2006

CPT Member Murdered In Iraq

*** Updated 11/12 ***

Tom Fox, the lone American among the four members of the Christian Peacemakers Team that were kidnapped in Iraq last year, has been murdered.

In a statement, the CPT released this:
In response to Tom’s passing, we ask that everyone set aside inclinations to vilify or demonize others, no matter what they have done. In Tom’s own words: "We reject violence to punish anyone. We ask that there be no retaliation on relatives or property. We forgive those who consider us their enemies. We hope that in loving both friends and enemies and by intervening nonviolently to aid those who are systematically oppressed, we can contribute in some small way to transforming this volatile situation.”
I have no need or desire to villify or demonize others. This is a task that God has reserved for himself.

When beings prey so freely and remorselessly on the defenseless they place themselves in dire straits. This should be a day of reflection for Muslims. A day when they can look at the harvest of what they have sown and decide whether it is good. There is no middle ground. There is no sentence that can begin with a condemnation of this act that is tempered with a "but" at the end. There is no understanding this act because it is without justification.

I think that God reserves for those of such blatant evil a special place in hell -- a personal place where individual punishment is granted for individual sin. May the devils that committed this crime suffer it fully. That Tom Fox would forgive them is irrelevant.

This is between them and God. Tom Fox is with the Lord.

Thank you Drudge, even on this sad day.


It wasn't enough that the terrorists murdered an unbeknownst accomplice in Tom Fox, but they also saw fit to torture him prior to his death.

From Reuters.

And yet, to the CPT, America and Israel are the bad guys.

CPT: Supported proudly by The Mennonite Church USA.

1 comment:

stonehands said...


Thank you for your thoughts, roug.