Friday, February 02, 2007

Martyrs

Michael Yon in Iraq has the heart-rending tale of an attack on a mosque thwarted by a real Martyr:

...The closer a counterfeit comes to the genuine article, the more obvious the deceit. As the murderer dressed in women’s clothes walked purposefully toward his target, there was a village man ahead. But under the guise of a simple villager was a true Martyr, and he, too, had his target in sight. The Martyr had seen through the disguise, but he had no gun. No bomb. No rocket. No stone. No time.

The Martyr walked up to the murderer and lunged into a bear hug, on the spot where we were now standing...

Read Mike's entire dispatch here.

h/t Black Five

5 Comments:

At 6:55 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

G'mornin Joe..what a heart wrenching story..........

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

This was so moving.

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

A real and true martyr.

How heart-wrentching.

 
At 9:16 PM, Anonymous serendip said...

Touching and heart-breaking

 
At 9:51 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

a good story with a tragic ending.

 

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