The Killing of Atwar Bahjat

in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
A horrid story:

"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." (from

The war on Islamo terrorists must not only continue, it must ramp up. Let us not rest until everyone one of these pigs has been brought to justice. We must demand that those who harbor terrorist turn them over or those harboring must be considered and treated like terrorists. These are not the kinds of people you negotiate with. They are the kind of people you kill. So be it.


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