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An Example of a True Martyr

Not only is this an example of a true martyr, but this is also an example of true reporting from Iraq. If you are not reading embedded blogger Michael Yon by now, I hope this story starts you reading him every day.

Via Matt at Blackfive: Martyrs

Michael Yon in Iraq has the heart-rending tale of an attack on a mosque thwarted by a real Martyr:

…The closer a counterfeit comes to the genuine article, the more obvious the deceit. As the murderer dressed in women’s clothes walked purposefully toward his target, there was a village man ahead. But under the guise of a simple villager was a true Martyr, and he, too, had his target in sight. The Martyr had seen through the disguise, but he had no gun. No bomb. No rocket. No stone. No time.

The Martyr walked up to the murderer and lunged into a bear hug, on the spot where we were now standing…

Read Mike’s entire dispatch here. Be sure to hit the Support the Next Dispatch button just below the post to help Mike keep going in Iraq (I know he’s already had some significant equipment losses already).


February 3, 2007 , 9:25PM - Posted by | Iraq, Media Bias, Michael Yon, Military, Terrorism, War Effort in Iraq

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