Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Solidarity Among Journalists

Sami al-Hajj, the Sudanese cameraman held in Guantánanmo, has called on the captors of Alan Johnston to release the BBC reporter. Johnston was captured by a militant group in Gaza two months ago. Said al-Hajj: "while the United States has kidnapped me and held me for years on end, this is not a lesson that Muslims should copy."

The United States styles itself as a champion of liberty and democracy, but al-Hajj's noble defense of Johnston must make us wonder what kind of example the U.S. is now setting for the world.

More from Reuters.

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