Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Poetic Justice At Work
Khadija Abdul Qahaar, formerly Bev Giesbrecht, a self-described "level-headed, capable woman" reacted to 9/11 by channeling her hatred of George Bush into a novel direction: she converted to Islam, changed her name and set about, as her website, "Jihad Unspun" puts it: "informing the public about some of the things (she) had come to know and to give voice to the other side of war on “terrorism”."
Well, she's in a great position to hear her Taliban heros' "voice" nowadays, having so far spent about a year as their prisoner, guest, having been grabbed, invited round while doing a documentary for, of course, Al-Jazeera.
Oddly enuff, Khadija seems to have fallen victim to the common, Bush-induced delusion that her hosts are to be feared. Certainly, she looked and sounded pretty shaky in her recent video appearance, almost as if she was afraid of the two victims of American foreign policy standing by her with automatic weapons.
She even claimed to have been "kidnapped" by the Taliban, ridiculous of course, as that's the sort of thing terrorists do; and Bev, I mean, Khadija knows better.
Just read her website.
Foreign Affairs says they're "pursuing all appropriate channels" to assist in her "release". Meanwhile, The Canadian Association of Journalists is urging Harpo to secure her "release".
That's just silly of course, its just buying into the "war on terror" any canerdian 'journalist' worth their salt sees through all the time.
I'm hoping you'll join your correspondent in urging Ottawa to let the Taliban take care of their own.
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