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Christian “Peacemaker” Teams

Kathryn, you let off those pitiful Christian “Peacemaker” Teams way too easily. If you go to their website you’ll notice the headline reads: “CELEBRATE THE PEACEMAKERS’ RELEASE”

They weren’t “released/” They were “rescued” by brave British-US Special Forces risking their lives. If you’d waited for their “release.” you’d be celebrating over their corpses and severed heads.

The stunted morality of these Christian “Peacemakers” is apparently boundless. They evidently didn’t grasp the lesson of their long capture and the murder of their comrade – that, even if you spend weeks on end with them and even if you agree with them, the jihadists still decline to acknowledge even the most basic common humanity. Even though you’re objectively on their side, to the jihad you’re still “the other”. The late Mr. Fox didn’t need to acquire Stockholm Syndrome: he was already on the “insurgents”’ side. But they killed him anyway.

That’s what it boils down to, every time.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.


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