The man who gifted himself to savages 4

From Wikipedia:

James Wright Foley (October 18, 1973 – c. August 19, 2014) was an American photojournalist who was abducted in northwestern Syria on November 22, 2012, while working for the US-based online news outlet GlobalPost. He was beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL, or ISIS, or IS for the Islamic State] at an unknown desert location in August 2014 …   ISIS posted a video to YouTube depicting Foley reading a prepared statement urging Americans to stop their support for the U.S. government for its bombing campaign against ISIS targets. US intelligence confirmed the authenticity of the video. His family has confirmed that he is dead.

His mother, Diane Foley, said he “gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people”.

So a hero and martyr? A deeply moral man who would willingly give his life for a humane cause?

For a different understanding of James Foley and his activities, we quote from a Front Page article by Daniel Greenfield:

James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda.

What was Foley’s agenda?

He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo.

In the conflict between Israel and Hamas, his tweets and retweets were chock full of pro-terrorist propaganda. … Foley was fanatically anti-Israel …

When Austin Tice, an actual freelance journalist was kidnapped by Jihadists, Foley ridiculed the idea that Jihadists had kidnapped him. Surely Syrian Jihadists wouldn’t do that sort of thing.

Except they did.

When Newsweek’s Muslim Rage cover story came out, Foley mocked it too. Raging Muslims. How silly and Islamophobic.

James Foley, from Rochester, New Hampshire, was one of those romantics who step out from a world of safety to flirt with violence, the more extreme the better; imagining that his opinions against his own country and condescendingly sympathetic to its ideological and terrorist enemies, would make him a gift to them, protected and invulnerable.

In the event, the savage Muslim jihadis didn’t give a damn for his opinions. They killed him because he was an American.

A would-be traitor to his country, he was forced to die for it.

Which is an exquisite irony. A collector’s prize piece.

It is widely assumed that Foley’s words as he knelt awaiting his beheading were coerced. But it is quite possible that they were sincerely  meant.

Posted under Commentary, Iraq, Islam, Israel, jihad, Muslims, Palestinians, Syria, United States, War by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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  • liz

    “Imagining that his opinions against his own country and condescendingly sympathetic to its ideological and terrorist enemies, would make him a gift to them”… That’s exactly the way Obama thinks. He thinks he’s god’s gift to Islam. And as president, he’s giving them the entire country, to which they will do the exact same thing they did to this reporter.
    Just unbelievable the depth of stupidity that educated people in this country have sunk to, from college students, to reporters, to presidents.
    And then you have the even more unimaginable stupidity of the useful idiots that riot and loot at their instigation, demand more free stuff, and vote them into positions of power.

  • Don L

    I saw the parent’s press conference wherein the mother made the “help syrians” comment. These parents’ speech and mannerism were off-putting and reeked of “It’s OK ISIS, we know you had to do it…we understand; we love you”. Seeing the item above…now it makes sense. My impression was the parent’s were well off and dripped of the elitist ‘wealthy guilt’ and America is bad intellectualism.

    So this reminds me of the story of the guy trying to save a deadly snake by carrying it as he swam across a raging river. About halfway across the snake bit the guy. The guy asks the snake, ” Why did you bite me? Now we’ll both drown. The snake replied, ” It’s what I do…I’m a snake!”. Foley wanted to save the muslim snakes. It seems the parents never taught little James: You play with fire you get…

    • liz

      This sounds just like the parents of the deserter, Bergdal. And he and this reporter have the same things in common, too. Bergdal just lucked out in getting away with his life.

      • Don L

        Wow…! Great capture! Geez Liz…y’r good! !!!