Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Margaret Hassan

And when they heard that she had been kidnapped, they came onto the streets of Baghdad in their wheelchairs to demand her release. Children from a school for the deaf came out holding placards demanding the release of "Mama Margaret".

"If it wasn't for her, we would probably have died," Ahmed Jubair, a small boy in a wheelchair said that day.

"She built us a hospital and took care of us. She made us feel happy again."


The British government believes that Margaret Hassan, the Director of CARE in Iraq, has been killed by a hooded militant after being kidnapped.

She had served Iraqis for over 25 years, was an Iraqi citizen, and married an Iraqi.

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I can only hope that the insanity of this act will draw out the sanity of those in Iraq who might otherwise stand silent.

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