Mediamatters.org: Limbaugh on kidnapping of peace activists in Iraq: “I’m telling you, folks, there’s a part of me that likes this” — I am angry that Rush is saying such awful hurtful things (particularly since our tax dollars are paying for his hateful speech to be broadcast to American servicemembers), but mostly I’m just sad. Sad that he would say such things, and sad that our world is the way it is.
But on a much better note, here is a story about a Sunni Muslim group that is speaking on behalf of the CPT hostages… Yahoo News/AP: Sunni Group Seeks Release of Five Hostages
The four Christian aid workers were taken captive Saturday and appeared in a video broadcast Tuesday by Al-Jazeera television. A previously unknown group calling itself the Swords of Righteousness Brigade claimed they were spies.
The aid group they belonged to dismissed the allegation.
“These accusations are made routinely in these cases, without evidence of any kind and simply a justification for holding foreign nationals,” Robin Buyers, a coordinator for Christian Peacemaker Teams, said Wednesday.
In urging the men’s release, the Association of Muslim Scholars said freeing them would recognize their “good efforts in helping those in need.”
What a contrast there is between Rush and the Association of Muslim Scholars. Rush is indulging in small-minded bigotry, while AMS is going beyond their comfort zone to speak out for people who are not of the same nationality or religion.