David Horowitz and gang never cease to amaze.
From their crackpot intellectualism to their red-baiting antics, it's clear
the folks over at FrontPageMagazine.com are nothing short of fascist.
On April 25, Ann Coulter wannabe and FrontPage darling
Debbie Schlussel had
this to say about the death of peace activist Marla Ruzicka, who, as I am
sure you know, was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq earlier this month:
"It's time to stop worshipping at the alter [sic]
of this false heroine. There are plenty of young American men and women … who've
been brutalized or killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But none of them got the
… coverage that Ruzicka got – unless they were anally raped or … played pro
football. That should tell you … about the media's outlook … : American soldiers
fighting for freedom – bad; vociferous activist bimbette … – very, very good.
While it's a sad day when any American gets killed by Islamic terrorists, it's
measurably less sad when that American aided and abetted them. … For Marla Ruzicka,
some might call it, poetic justice."
Not kidding. Schlussel actually claims Ruzicka "aided
and abetted" terrorists. She also has the impudence to whine that the mainstream
media hasn't backed the U.S. war, or lauded fallen U.S. soldiers as heroes.
Yeah, right. The media Schlussel so vehemently attacks has yet to print the
names of all those innocents who have been killed by the bullets and bombs of
Nice try though, Deb.
The 28-year-old Ruzicka was the founder of Campaign for
Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), an NGO that began as a one-person outfit
and slowly grew into a vital operation that compiled statistics of Iraqi civilian
casualties. Marla and her team (which included several Iraqis, one of whom,
Faiz Ali Salim, died alongside Marla) pursued the casualty figures by going
door to door in some of the most heavily bombarded areas of Iraq. I'd like to
see Debbie do the same without the protection of her hallowed military regime,
let alone her makeup kit.
Unlike the U.S. soldiers in the country who are there
to kill, Marla was there to end the U.S.-led occupation. She was attempting
to raise awareness of the mounting civilian death toll by pressuring the U.S.
media to acknowledge the atrocities.
No, Marla's death wasn't "poetic justice," as Schlussel
smugly contends. It was the unfortunate consequence of her own bravery.
The Horowitz crew has no pity, let alone integrity. So
we shouldn't be surprised at Schlussel's rant – that's how the befuddled minds
of the fanatical right work: you are either with us or against us. And if you
are against us, you may as well die.
So I think it's about time we all said "no" to the iniquity
of David Horowitz and the ghouls who write for FrontPageMag.com. Why not take
a minute and drop the callous diva a line? Let her know what you think of her
Debbie Schlussel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.