Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Tom Fox

I might've mentioned before that Tom Fox, the recently slain peacekeeper, had ties to our little community here?

"Fox studied at EMU’s(Eastern Mennonite University) Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in the spring of 2004 before going to Iraq with the Chicago-based Christian Peacemaker Teams."  Click here: The Daily News Record: Search Details

Anyway,Tom Fox had a blog:

 
which I came across via Sean Dustman at Doc in the Box http://docinthebox.blogspot.com/
 
Let me tell you, it was quite eerie to read this man's words, knowing already as I read it that he had been murdered. It was also incredibly sad.
 
What made me think of this today was a letter to the editor in our paper:
 
Troops Should Be Mentioned

AS a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, I am disappointed.

Mr. Fox’s death is a tragedy. However, in all the reports I have seen or heard not one mention is made of thanking the brave members of the U.S. military and the Iraqi Forces who risked their lives to find and free him and his friends and who may have been wounded or even killed while trying to find and free him.

These brave men and women of the U.S. and Iraqi military are continuing to look for and free the remaining hostages. Some of them may be killed or wounded.

Is your piety so one sided that you have no care and concern for those who may disagree with your viewpoint, yet have risked and may have even given their lives to save the life of your friend?

Philip Buskirk
Harrisonburg

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