Jihad Watch reader John passes along this sad news about a frequent poster at Jihad Watch, Dominic — necessitasnonhabetlegem.
Your email address was found by me in my brother’s address book on his computer and because of that I felt that as Dominic’s oldest brother and executor I have to inform you that my much loved brother Dominic was called home to God in the early hours of Tuesday morning. My dearly beloved brother was involved in a road traffic accident at about 19:30hrs. on Monday evening on his way back to London after a weekend archaeological rescue dig in the Home Counties. It appears at the moment that Dominic deliberately drove his Porsche off the road in order to avoid a road traffic accident in front of him. In so doing his car hit a concrete lamp-post stanchion and he sustained serious injuries. Dominic was taken to the A&E Department of a local NHS hospital and went into emergency surgery about an hour and a half later. We are assured by the hospital chaplain that Dominic received the last rites shortly before going into the operating theatre and was conscious enough to respond appropriately. After a six hour operation he was released in a comatose condition into intensive care. He was called home to God at three-thirty-five a.m. on Tuesday morning without regaining conciousness. I and his parents…. (Rest of the paragraph has personal information.)
In accordance with our family traditions we will say Mass in the Anglican Rite for the repose of Dominic’s soul every day for one year after his calling home starting at 8:00 a.m. every day. Should you wish to join us in that prayer whichever religion you may follow then please say the appropriate prayers of your Rite or Religion at about 08:15 a.m. each day and know that we will be reciting the Kontakion in his memory at about the same time. Dominic, my dear, dear little brother will be remembered in the Mass thereafter on each anniversary of his death and birth for ever.
Please forgive this bald and bare email. I never anticipated that I would have to act so on behalf of the little brother whom I loved so much and who meant so much to me. My eyes and my senses are clouded by my tears and much as I trust that I will see him again it is hard for me and my family to accept that such a vibrant and ardent little person is gone from us into the greater glory of God.
“Eternal rest give unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.”
“Oh, my brother know, if you know naught else, that I loved you!”
Jihad Watch reader Arjun adds:
I was shocked at this mail. The days since are just a blur. I did not even have the courage to send a condolence mail. It is only today that I will send my last respects. I have yet to face reality. Our Dominic is no more. Posters who want to send condolences please send them at firstname.lastname@example.org. I shall forward them to his family.