Monday, May 08, 2006

The Killing of Atwar Bahjat (UPDATED: It's Sort of a Hoax)


The Mudville Gazette has the details of yet another victim of Dubya's "religion of peace", a Muslim woman journalist who, well, here's a snip:

First she was stripped to the waist, a humiliation for any woman but particularly so for a pious Muslim who concealed her hair, arms and legs from men other than her father and brother.

Then her arms were bound behind her back...the condemned woman has been blindfolded with a white bandage...It is stained with blood that trickles from a wound on the left side of her head. She is moaning, although whether from the pain of what has already been done to her or from the fear of what is about to be inflicted is unclear.

A large man dressed in military fatigues, boots and cap approaches from behind and covers her mouth with his left hand. In his right hand, he clutches a large knife with a black handle and an 8in blade. He proceeds to cut her throat from the middle, slicing from side to side.

Her cries — “Ah, ah, ah” — can be heard above the “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) intoned by the holder of the mobile phone.

Even then, there is no quick release for Bahjat. Her executioner suddenly stands up, his job only half done. A second man in a dark T-shirt and camouflage trousers places his right khaki boot on her abdomen and pushes down hard eight times, forcing a rush of blood from her wounds as she moves her head from right to left.

Only now does the executioner return to finish the task. He hacks off her head and drops it to the ground, then picks it up again and perches it on her bare chest so that it faces the film-maker in a grotesque parody of one of her pieces to camera.

The voice of one of the Arab world’s most highly regarded and outspoken journalists has been silenced. She was 30.
With so many examples of this sort of barbarism available, why is it that the Catholic Church is bashed as being the most repressive religion to women simply because they don't ordain women as priests? Why are the fascist Democrats already planning to investigate and impeach Dubya when the Islamofascist's global jihad against modernity rages on, sending Europe scurrying for dhimmitude? After the jihad succeeds, won't the Left be wistful for the days when gays and women were merely discriminated against and not murdered?

Probably not. :(

***** UPDATE *****

A reader's comment calls into question the above story and a check back to the Mudville Gazette shows that they updated the story after this post went up, adding:
Update 8 May 1550 UTC:: Questions have been raised concerning the identity of the victim in the video described in this story. According to this wikipedia entry photos of Atwar Bahjat's body prove she was not decapitated. The photos linked from the entry, while gruesome, are not conclusive.

What's known at this time: Atwar Bahjat was kidnapped and murdered while covering the Samarra bombing. The author of the London Times' story has been with the paper for some time, and is self-identified as "a friend of Bahjat who had worked with her on a variety of tough assignments". According to that Times story, the paper received a video of an execution that concludes with a close-up of the victim's face. The author has seen the video. The video is "cell phone" quality. The author says the victim is Atwar Bahjat.
While the particulars of this story are still not 100% certain, what isn't in dispute is that this woman was killed and Dubya didn't pull the trigger or cut her throat, not that the fascist Left cares about the distinction.

This is also why the blogosphere and new media are supplanting the Treason Media: It's responsiveness to reasonable challenges and self-correcting nature. As readers sent in their contests, both MG and Dirkworld have endeavored to get the facts straight and posted them where all could see. Compare that to Dan Rather and Mary Mapes, both of whom are still peddling the line that they didn't do anything wrong and that their fake documents were still valid, 18 months after their careers were claimed by their failed suicide bombing attempt to sway the 2004 Election to the candidate they were in collaboration with.

(Attempted to post @ 14:15 EST but Blogger is having a glitch.)


***** SECOND UPDATE - IT'S A HOAX!!! ******

The rapid, self-correcting nature of the Blogosphere is doubly reinforced by this update at The Jawa Report:
The Jawa Report can reveal that the Times and Halal Jabar, the author of the article, are victims of a hoax. The video actually shows the gruesome murder of a Nepalese man by the Army of Ansar al-Sunna in Iraq from August of 2004. The man was one of 12 victims executed by the terrorist organization--the other 11 were shot (original story, video, and images of 12 Nepalese murdered in Iraq here).

The Times describes the Nepalese murder video precisely. However, the video delivered to the Times was actually a low-quality version of a much higher quality film originally made by Ansar al-Sunnah. The Times video also is edited to exclude the murder of the other 11 hostages.

The Army of Ansar al-Sunna has murdered dozens of civilians in Iraq. The organization is an offshoot of the Army of Ansar al-Islam--a Kurdish Islamist organization. The group routinely murders those suspected of collaborating with the U.S. and Iraqi governments. Before the group murders their hostages they accuse them of 'apostasy', a crime punishable by death under Islamic law. They therefore justify their murders as 'executions' for 'crimes' committed against Islam.
I expect the usual moonbat Kool-Aid chugger catcalls about how untrustworthy the Blogosphere is in posting these sorts of stories, but keep in mind that...

1. Atwar Bahjat was killed by Islamofascist warriors, albeit by bullet, not beheading.

B. Practitioners of Dubya's "religion of peace" murdered TWELVE people for "apostasy", including the man who's death video was turned into this hoax.

3. The folks duped were the Sunday Times in London. The bloggers just posted what this supposedly legit media outlet posted, but when questions were raised, the Blogosphere was able to ferret out the Truth in less than 24 hours. Readers of the paper know less than the readers of Dirkworld and other blogs.

The Bottom Line: Islamofscism is the greatest threat to the civilized world today. NOT Dubya. NOT global warming. NOT high gas prices and a soft opening for "M:I-3". Stark raving liberals won't take away the lessons from this incident, but sane and rational people mustn't forget them.

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