Monday, August 02, 2004

The horror we are fighting

Another hostage murdered:
Turkish foreign ministry identified the victim of a shooting shown on a web-posted video as Murat Yuce, a cleaner working for the Bilintur catering company.

The video shows a hostage who identified himself as Yuce and as blindfolded was being shot in the head by one of three hooded gunmen as they shout Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest).

The masked man fired two more bullets into the victim's head after he fell to the ground, his face down in a pool of blood.
We must see this war through to the end.

Athena posts a link to the video. Be warned that it is graphically violent.

Horrid though the video is, its shock effect seems considerably less than that of the video of Nick Berg's beheading. Here is a discussion of the different sorts of terror videos.