I have a real problem with the way the media is reporting the beheading of Nick Berg and the most recent victim, Kim Sun-il.
According to this AP report:
An Iraqi militant group has beheaded its South Korean hostage, Al-Jazeera television reported Tuesday.
The pan-Arab station said it had received a videotape showing that Kim Sun-il had been executed.
The Beeb reports it as such (looks like a slightly modified AP filing):
Islamic militants in Iraq have beheaded a South Korean man they were holding hostage, al-Jazeera television reports.
The Arabic satellite channel said it had received a video tape saying Kim Sun-il, 33, had been executed.
Kim Sun-il was not executed. He was murdered. This is not a stupid nitpicking like the ‘suicide-bombing’ v. ‘homicide bombing’ nonsense. When the term execute is used, it brings with it the implication that the sentence waslawful.
This was not- this was cold-blooded murder by a bunch of cretinous thugs. Hell- this wasn’t even in accordance to any version of Islamic law.
So stop using the term executed in these cases. They were murdered, and they are victims.
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BTW- The Back Country Conservative reminds us that these savages may have ten other captives.