More On Jill Carroll
I apologize for some repetition here, but this older (18 January 2006) article by Debbie Schlussel is the one I had wanted to publish first, but had a little trouble finding.
It provides some details about Jill Carroll's attitudes and views in addition to the ones in the more recent one below, and I thought them interesting enough to bring up here, even though the MSM no longer appears interested in her for the time being.
If you are anything like me, you wanted to hear, at the very least, that Jill had learned something about Islam from her experience, but it would appear that it only strengthened her pre-existing views favoring Islam.
Debbie gets the meat of this article from the Jordanian press.
"Check out this outrage from our 'ally in the War on Terror,'Jordan," she says:
"The state-run, state-sanctioned Jordan Times spews the official position of the country's Hashemite King Abdullah. And apparently, the official position of the Kingdom is that if you are an American citizen who supports American policy in the Middle East, and you are kidnapped by insurgents, you are the 'right target.' You deserved it and should be beheaded.
"But if you oppose U.S. policy in the Mid-East, LIKE JILL CARROLL DOES, then you are the 'wrong target.' Check out The Jordan Times Sunday 'editorial' on the Christian Science Monitor free-lancer:
"The kidnappers who abducted her could not have chosen a more wrong target. True, Jill is a US citizen. But she is also more critical of US policies towards the Middle East than many Arabs. . . . Jill has been from day one opposed to the war, to the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
"More than just being sympathetic with average Iraqis under war and occupation, Jill is a true believer in Arab causes.
"From Arabic food to the Arabic language, Jill has always wanted to know and experience as much as possible about Arab identity, and she is keen on absorbing it, learning, understanding and respecting it.
"She doesn't just "like" Arab culture, she loves it. . . . It is simply unconscionable for any Arab to want to harm a person like her.
"Jordan Times' Beheading Candidates: Nick Berg (Okay), Keith 'Matt' Maupin (Okay), Jill Carroll (not Okay).
"Predictably, the Terrorist News Network (a/k/a Al-Jazeera) is eating this up.
"Oops, we almost forgot. Jill was good friends with Treasonatrix Barbie.
"So, there you have it--the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's sickening, official view: If you are a pan-Islamist American, you deserve to live and be released by your captors. But if you are a patriotic American and not a far-lefty wacko, it's the Nick Berg treatment for you . . . and deservedly so.
"Shukran (Thank you), King Abdullah. Moumtez (Excellent)."