Monday, April 10, 2006

"The Tragedy Of Tom Fox"

A rather critical view on the Christian Peacemaker Teams and their support of terrorists by Andrew Walden in Front Page Magazine today.

Tom Fox, the Virginia peace activist who was found murdered in Iraq in March, may have been a pacifist. But as a member of the misnamed Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), Fox and his cohorts did everything they could to aid the propaganda war against American troops.

CPT constantly complained that our troops are too rough on detainees—especially in interrogation. CPT’s sympathies moreover were wholly with the terrorists captured by the U.S. troops. Thus they charged that the “human rights” of “thousands of Iraqis” were under assault by brutal U.S. and U.K. forces, by whom they were “detained illegally.”

In spite of this, Fox and three other CPT activists were kidnapped by these very same terrorists, operating under the name, “Swords of Righteousness Brigade” on November 26, 2005. Fox was held and tortured until the terrorists finally murdered him and, in a final act of humiliation, threw his body in a Baghdad garbage dump where it was found on March 9. The other three were rescued March 23 by U.S. and U.K. forces who had learned of their location while interrogating a terrorist detainee.

Unlike Fox, most al-Qaeda apologists in the West spread their lies, half-truths, and disinformation from safe and privileged perches. They are well protected from the terrorists they cheer by the very American soldiers they spit on. Fox was different. After years spent apologizing for and justifying violence -- so long as it was against the United States -- Tom Fox finally came face-to-face with his allies. They repaid his service by kidnapping, torturing and killing him. Fox did not quite die for his beliefs, but he did die because of his beliefs.
Read the whole article and discover CPT's tough decisions to come.

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