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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Free Jill campaign

The Committe to protect bloggers is starting a campaign for Jill Carroll. Naturally I am in. Jill Carroll, a freelance reporter working for the Christian Science Monitor newspaper, was kidnapped in Baghdad over two months ago. All indications are that she is still alive. The Monitor has started a campaign, using Iraqi television, to distribute a video asking for Iraqis to help find and free Jill. Jill is not a blogger but she's got that spirit. She's an independent intellect who is fascinated by the world and has a desire to speak what she sees. So let's not leave it up to the newspapers and television stations. She's ours as much as theirs. So, I would like to ask every blogger who gives a damn about individual human life and the individual human voice, to post a link to this video on their blog, to blog about Jill and to pass along our concern to friends, family and other bloggers. Of greatest import are Iraqi blogs and blogs in the Arabic and Muslim worlds that may be read by people in a position to do good for Jill. Here's a link to the Jill Carroll video. And here is the CSM's feed for their Jill page. Olivebranch Network has an informative summary of Iraqi concern and action for Jill. Done and done! Let's hope this helps!


At 3/14/2006 07:07:00 AM, Blogger Steven said...

I dont know who Jill is... but stop the kidnapping already.


At 3/14/2006 02:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

French FM calls for immediate release of 4 French nationals abducted in Gaza

France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Douste-Blazy called for the immediate release of four French nationals kidnapped in the Gaza Strip Tuesday.

Earlier it was reported that two of the four kidnapped Frenchment we released, but the report has not yet been officially confirmed. Another 13 foreigners were abducted by Palestinian gunmen throughout the day Thursday.


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