MIM: As Debbie Schlussel points out, "peace activist" Maria Ruzicka's elevation to sainthood by the secular left, after being "loved to death" by the enemies she so deeply emphasized with, belies the fact that she to aided and abetted America's enemies, under the guise of humanitarian concerns while callously and maliciously endangering the lives of American soldiers.
Ruzicka' s posthumous 'sanctification' by the radical Islamists of CAIR and other groups (see below) is more proof, if any is needed , of what David Horowitz described in his book as the" Unholy Alliance" between the radical leftists and radical Islamists.
The obscene hypocrisy regarding violence on the part of Muslims vis a vis non Muslims was highlighted by the recent torture and murder of a so called "Christian peacemaker" who was tortured and shot by his Iraqi kidnappers. Instead of condemning the brutal execution - his fellow 'peacemakers' "prayed for the kidnappers" and blamed the United States government.
The travesty was complete when the American and coalition forces they had been jeopardising though their aid to the enemy freed the hostages who stated to journalists that they had not "wanted force to have been used in an attempt to free them".
As Dutch cartoonist Gregorious Nekschot pointed out - it's only the 'progressives' who are open to other cultures.
Apparently the Christian 'peace makers' have a soft spot for their terrorist abductors. In their twisted weltaanschauung the Muslims who tortured and murdered their American colleague were only acting according to their culture, and it is not for Westerners to make value judgments and condemn them ,since they are to be held responsible for their brutality. After their rescue by the American and coalition partners the "peace makers" said they had not wanted violence used to free them!
According to Dr.Daniel Pipes in his blog "Working undercover as Christian Peace Activists";
Christian Peacemaker Teams showed its colors responding to the abductions: "We are angry because what has happened to our teammates is the result of the actions of the U.S. and U.K. government due to the illegal attack on Iraq and the continuing occupation and oppression of its people." Note the total absence of "anger" at the people who kidnapped its members.
MIM: In a Time Magazine article the Head of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, whose group never to advocate for terrorist 'rights', revealed the group's the double standard - that if the alleged abuse is being carried out by non Westerners, it is acceptable and can continue.
"...Saddam was an awful dictator, but there are many awful dictators in the world, and toppling an awful dictator, in my view, does not justify military intervention..."
MIM: For their part - the radical Islamist Islamic Society of North America, whose name is their mission statement posted an announcement about the release of the remaining three "Christian Peacemakers" on their website under the heading "Freedom Joyous Freedom."
ISNA stated that their joy was tempered somewhat after one of the four "was found dead" implying that one of the hostages had croaked of natural causes so as not to have to report that it was Islamic terrorists who called themselves "The Swords of Righteousness Brigades" that had tortured and executed the radical "peace activist" before dumping his mutilated body . But with corpses turning up daily in Iraq these days why should Muslim organisations like ISNA go into technical about the torture and shooting death of a Western hostage?
MIM: Announcement on the ISNA website:
Friday, March 24, 2006
Plainfield, IN - The Islamic Society of North America expresses joy and gratitude to God that the three Christian Peacemakers, James Loney, Harmeet Singh Sooden and Norman Kember have been found alive and rescued from captivity. We are tempered in our joy by remembering their colleague and partner Tom Fox who was found dead a few weeks earlier. We continue to be concerned about the many others who have been abducted in Iraq, including countless innocent Iraqis and American journalist Jill Carroll. We pray that peace and stability will soon come to Iraq and we encourage all those working towards this end to continue their courageous efforts.
Director of Communications and Community Outreach
The progressive Dutch are the only ones who still remain open to other cultures :
"This Islamic butchershop is so very interesting !"
Meet the Real Marla Ruzicka
By Debbie Schlussel
When The New York Times, "Nightline," and CNN nominate a young blonde for sainthood ahead of the Pope, it's time for a reality check.
Especially when that blonde, Marla Ruzicka's sole purpose is to legitimize our enemies, cause problems for U.S. troops already in harm's way, and morally equate dead terrorists with victims of 9/11.
Jane Fonda lite—but without having been spat upon by right-thinking veterans.
The recent death of Ruzicka, an American "activist" in Iraq, elicited an orgy of gush—everywhere from Time Magazine to The Guardian of London to Al-Jazeera.
A 28-year-old San Franciscan, Ruzicka was in Iraq "to help the Iraqi people," proclaim the multi-orgasmic mainstream media memorials to her. Even the Wall Street Journal's normally excellent Robert Pollock mourned "Ambassador Marla" for being a less gnarly America-hater than the others.
Et tu, Robert?
With her cascading blonde hair and youthful looks, Ruzicka didn't look like your average greasy-haired, pot-smoking, hackey-sack-playing, crunchy radical. And the media swooned over her, the newly-anointed Vanity Fair pin-up in Birkenstocks.
But looks are deceiving. Marla Ruzicka was no mere peace activist.
She formed the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), the goal of which was anything but CIVIC during the War on Terror or ever. Ruzicka's aim was to force the U.S. government to get an "accurate" count of "innocent civilian" deaths by U.S. troops and blackmail America into paying monetary settlements for each death.
But many of those dead included assorted terrorists, jihadists, and other collaborators and uprisers against Americans. Ruzicka had the gall to insist that these Afghani and Iraqi dead, terrorists or not, get recognition and sympathy equal to victims of the 9/11 attacks.
More outrageous, Ruzicka got taxpayer money to fund her aiding-and-abetting pursuits. Where was Marla Ruzicka on 9/11? Hint: Not asking al-Qaeda for money to count and compensate U.S. victims of terror.
Ruzicka began as a professional protester for left-wing groups in her native San Francisco. First, she was active with the anti-capitalist, anti-business Rainforest Action Network activist. Then, she was an AIDS activist, interrupting an AIDS-related speech by Colin Powell. As an anti-Bush protester, she wore a sarong with a protest-statement visible after she ripped it off her body in front of the then-Texas Governor.
Eventually, Ruzicka joined far-left Human Rights Watch and Global Exchange, falling down another rung in bad fashion taste and dumping the sarong for a hijab, as she traveled first to Afghanistan and then to Iraq. She didn't wear the hijab out of any new-found sense of Pan-Arabia modesty, but rather to be down with her new Islamist homies.
Ruzicka went to Iraq as an activist for Code Pink, which is more aptly titled "Code Pinko" by FrontPageMag.com writer Jean Pearce. Code Pink is an assortment of neo-Commie America-haters who love Fidel Castro (and Cuba under him) and Marxist Sandinista thugs (thankfully, long ago deposed) and have ties to environmental terrorist groups (Animal Liberation Front and Environmental Liberation Front).
That's bad enough.
But in Iraq, where Ruzicka traveled with the group, Code Pink functioned as a pro-Saddam—and now pro-"insurgent"—group of anti-Americans. Code Pink was in Iraq in October 2002, months before U.S. troops went in to the country, the following March. The darlings of Al-Jazeera (and our own media, unfortunately) Code Pinkos acted as human shields and anti-American protesters in the Iraqi streets, much to Saddam Hussein's delight.
But it gets worse.
Remember the Americans burnt to a crisp and hung from a bridge in the Fallujah uprising? Code Pink donated over $650,000 to those Fallujah terrorists (Code Pinkos call them "refugees.")
Back on U.S. soil, Code Pink harasses badly wounded American soldiers, protesting them outside the Walter Reed medical facility in Washington, DC. Code Pinkos disrupted last week's Congressional confirmation hearings on UN Ambassador nominee John Bolton, shouting and unfurling banners against him. They are also shadowing military recruiters to foil recruiting efforts.
The upside: there won't be enough soldiers to protect Code Pinkos' rights and freedoms.
This is Marla Ruzicka's beloved Code Pink. It's time to stop worshipping at the alter of this false heroine.
There are plenty of young American men and women Ruzicka's age and younger who've been brutalized or killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But none of them got the wall-to-wall fawning coverage that Ruzicka got—unless they were anally raped or formerly played pro football.
That should tell you something about the media's outlook on whose life is more worthy and whose death is more important: American soldiers fighting for freedom—bad; vociferous activist bimbette hampering those American soldiers and helping their terrorist killers—very, very good.
While it's a sad day when any American gets killed by Islamic terrorists, it's measurably less sad when that American aided and abetted them—and belittled our troops.
For Marla Ruzicka, some might call it, poetic justice.