Tuesday, July 22, 2008

We Need to Hear from More People Like This One

National Post Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Re: Grim Exchange For Israel As Soldiers' Bodies Returned, July 17.

I read with revulsion of the celebrations in my native country over the return of terrorist Samir Kuntar; never in my life have I been more ashamed to be Lebanese.
That someone who murdered innocent civilians would be hailed as a national hero stands against the core of human decency that I would have expected from my fellow citizens. Kuntar crushed the skull of four-year-old Einat Haran, after forcing her to witness the murder of her father, Danny. These are the acts of a cold-blooded killer that ought to be reviled. Instead they are being championed by my countrymen and used as propaganda to further fuel the murderous agenda of groups such as Hezbollah.


SuperRaizy said...

It sounds good, but do we know if the letter was really written by a Lebanese person?

torontopearl said...

Superraizy, that's an excellent point. I left off the person's name deliberately but his first name is also Samir. It is a class one type of newspaper and they'd no doubt confirm the information sent for letters to the editor. I'd like to think that it's a legit letter...although you've easily planted a small seed of doubt in my mind. :)