In a Knight-Ridder wire story (thanks to LGF) about the release of James Brandon, the British journalist who had been held by the mujahedin in Iraq, a spokeman for Al-Sadr admits what we knew all along: most journalists are willing dhimmis, transmitting the jihadist agenda.
A kidnapped British journalist was released Friday with minor injuries less than 24 hours after gunmen seized him from a hotel in the southern port city of Basra. James Brandon, 23, on assignment for the Sunday Telegraph, was shown in a video on satellite television with kidnappers who threatened to kill him unless U.S. troops withdrew from Najaf, the holiest of southern Shiite cities. Brandon reportedly was released after al-Sadr aides intervened on his behalf.
“Journalists are our brothers, our friends,” said Sheik Salah al Ubaidi, an al-Sadr spokesman in Baghdad. “They reflect our opinions and convey our voices to all of the world.”