This link to the murder of contractor Nick Berg is not for the weak of heart.
Nick Berg was decapitated with a knife and his body found on Saturday. Al Qaeda is claiming that he was executed for the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison.
The story is in the Extended Section. Suffice it to say I believe that these men cannot die enough for what they have done.
Update: When I got home from work today, I ran into a neighbor in our elevator. I asked her if she saw the news about Nick Berg. She said that heard about it but now she won't watch TV for awhile because she won't see Muslim leaders condemn the brutal murder and she would see Palestinians celebrating in the streets. I really hope that she's wrong on both counts.
Update 10PM CST: Just saw Fox report that CAIR has already issued a statement condemning the murder.
American Beheaded In Iraq (CBS/AP) A video posted Tuesday on an Islamic militant Web site showed the beheading of an American civilian in Iraq, and said the execution was carried out by an al Qaeda-affiliated group to avenge the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers.Absolutely disgusting. These are the kinds of people that we are fighting against. These are the kinds of people that want to get into the United States, Britain, Italy, Australia, Poland...and kill us all.
The video pictures of the execution showed five men wearing headscarves and black ski masks, standing over a bound man in an orange jumpsuit — similar to a prisoner's uniform — who identified himself as Nick Berg, a U.S. civilian whose body was found on a highway overpass in Baghdad on Saturday.
"My name is Nick Berg, my father's name is Michael, my mother's name is Suzanne," the man said on the video. "I have a brother and sister, David and Sarah. I live in … Philadelphia."
There was no way to be certain the tape was authentic.
After reading a statement, the men were seen pulling the man to his side and putting a large knife to his neck. A scream sounded as the men cut his head off, shouting "Allahu Akbar!" — "God is great." They then held the head out before the camera.