Doing the Enemy's Work

[Ottawa Citizen/RealClearPolitics] David Warren - The two Fox News journalists held hostage in Gaza were released after their captors had made tapes of them dressed as Arabs and announcing they had changed their names and converted to Islam. Two years ago, an heroic Italian captive, Fabrizio Quattrocchi, asked to make whimpering statements as part of the video of his execution in Iraq, ripped at his hood and instead declared, "This is how an Italian dies!" to his contemptible captors. He must have upset them: for they shot him instead of sawing off his head. In making his stand for human dignity, he also turned one of their propaganda videos into one of ours. Why did Fatah make the video in Gaza? They made it to show the whole Muslim world, via satellite television, what wimps these Westerners are. That they'll do anything at all to save their lives. That is the substance of most Islamo-fascist propaganda: that the West consists of straw men, of men easily pushed over.

2006-09-01 01:00:00

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