Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A True Hero of Comedy: Walid Hassan

From the BBC: Walid Hassan, the Shia Muslim star of al-Sharqiyah TV's sketch show Caricature, was killed in western Baghdad on Monday. Mr Hassan was shot dead by unknown gunmen while driving to work through the city's Yarmouk district. His killing was the latest in a series of attacks on Iraqi broadcasters."He was an actor who made fun of the miserable situation in our country," a grieving fan told Associated Press news agency."But some people don't like that, so he was assassinated to silence him," he added.

Just another terrible symptom of a world gone mad. I know it doesn't mean anything, but I have to apologize to all the people who have suffered because of our country's misguided invasion of Iraq.


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