Comments: Paul Johnson

One thing and only one thing comes to mind --
Eli Wiesel's Night Trilogy. He explores that issue in depth in Dawn, the second book of the trilogy. Though, while he is forced to execute a British officer in the name of the cause, he doesn't depersonalize his victim:

“I said that I wanted to go down before the time was up, to see the fellow, and talk, and get to know him. It was cowardly, I said, to kill a complete stranger. It was like war, where you don’t shoot at men, but into the night…To execute a stranger would be the same thing. If I were to see him as only he died, I would feel as if I shot at a dead man.”

Posted by John at June 19, 2004 09:50 AM

I was raised to embrace all colors, cultures and any lifestyles of people as well as thier religion. I am a probation officer who sees true evil sometimes but no where near the evil exibited in these ruthless, SOULless killings like that of Mr. Johnson. I used to believe the Muslim faith was kind and good, or atleast human. I no longer believe this. My heart has hardened toward these people. I hate to lump an entire group of people in this sub-human category, but it is getting harder and harder. We need to get out of there, protect our own people and go back to the days when we were not scared to show them we will not tolerate this. That's what we did to Japan and the Japanese were not as a whole, nearly as sick and heartless as the group we are up against today. And my grandfather was fighting them on the ground in WWII. We have got to get rid of this group or all Muslims will someday be viewed as I and many others are beginning to view them now. And I have friends who are Islamic.

Posted by shawna at June 19, 2004 10:45 AM

All I know is that they have the blood of a innocent man on their hands........ Who ever their higher power is? Will one day make them pay for such an act that can never be explained to an adult, child or their family members. My prayers go out to the family and friends and God help us all when the world is turing to this.....

Michelle C

Posted by Michelle C at June 20, 2004 11:24 PM

Thinking on how horrible these two beheadings have been, I find myself wondering why are our people even over there... After Nick Berg's death, we should have loaded up and moved'em out.. These people think they are makeing some kind of statement? I feel like shouting, "GUYS, YOUR KILLING INNOCENT POEPLE!!!" How many more innocent people will have to suffer this same fate? I pray for the families of these men, and pray for no one else to have to endure that kind of torment.. Mel.

Posted by Melinda at June 21, 2004 03:07 PM

first i'll say a pray for those in despair......Angel's east Angel's west,North and south just do your best to gaurd and watch them,while they rest.....god bless all the stolen sole's...and GOD WILL HAVE MERCEY ON THESE MURDER'S SOLE's.

Posted by Chelsea Edwards at June 25, 2004 07:11 PM

:and the Japanese were not as a whole, nearly as :sick and heartless as the group we are up against :today

This should be researched some if you believe it to be true.. It is not.

Posted by JCase at July 9, 2004 11:43 PM