This weblog entry complements one dating from 2011, "Palestinians Attack Their Supporters." What had been a specifically abhorrent Palestinian specialty seems to be spreading, revealing yet another dimension of a sick region. (August 23, 2014)
Malcolm Kerr, president of the American University of Beirut, killed in January 1984, perhaps by Palestinians.
- Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya and previously a political officer at the US consulate in Jerusalem, killed in September 2012 by Libyans (not Palestinians) and much mourned by the PLO for his sympathy to them.
- Chris Stone, associate professor of Arabic and head of the Arabic Program at City University in New York as well as the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), stabbed in the neck (presumably by an Egyptian) near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo in May 2013 and survived.
- James Foley, an American journalist, was apparently beheaded by ISIS in August 2014. (Apparently because the video of his execution skips the actual killing.) His former fellow hostage, Nicolas Henin, explained Foley's views: "James got hold of a Koran in English and he was fascinated by it. There were times he read it without interruption. … He was exasperated by widespread Islamophobia, and he wanted to build bridges between the Christian and Muslim worlds."
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