[R-G] Hizbollah condemns killing of Nick Berg
david.mcr at earthlink.net
Sat May 15 21:36:25 MDT 2004
thanks Tom. Will send on.
> [Original Message]
> From: Tom Condit <tomcondit at igc.org>
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> Date: 5/14/2004 8:31:46 PM
> Subject: Hizbollah condemns killing of Nick Berg
> Reuters May 13, 2004
> Hizbollah slams beheading of American as un-Islamic
> Beirut - Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrilla group condemned Wednesday the
> beheading of an American hostage by Iraqi militants as an ugly crime that
> flouted the tenets of Islam.
> "Hizbollah condemns this horrible act that has done very great harm to
> Islam and Muslims by this group that claims affiliation to the religion
> mercy, compassion and humane principles," the Shi'ite Muslim group said
> a statement.
> An Islamist Web site Tuesday carried a video clip of the execution of the
> man who identified himself as Nick Berg, with a statement saying a group
> linked to al Qaeda did it in revenge for the abuse of Iraqis by U.S.
> Hizbollah said Berg's killing had diverted the world's gaze from an
> escalating furor over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by occupation soldiers.
> "The timing of this act that overshadowed the scandal over the abuse of
> Iraqi prisoners in occupation forces prisons is suspect timing that aims
> serve the American administration and occupation forces in Iraq and
> excuses and pretexts for their inhumane practices against Iraqi
> The Syrian-backed group which the United States deems "terrorist" said
> executors' behavior was closer to "the Pentagon school -- the school of
> killing and occupation and crimes and torture and immoral practices that
> were exposed by the great scandal in occupation prisons."
> Tom Condit
> tomcondit at igc.org
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