Who was Nick Berg? Nick Berg liked to play the saxophone. When he was at high school he was a member of the marching band and neighbors would hear him practicing in the evenings at his parents' house, the music seeping out through the walls. He was a friendly young man. His friends said he had an independent spirit. The 26-year-old liked science and he liked to travel. When he was at college he went to Ghana and helped build houses out of mud, returning home considerably thinner and with his pockets empty because he gave away most of his money. Now Mr. Berg is dead, murdered in the most terrible way in a place thousands of miles from his home and light years away from the life that he led in the Philadelphia suburbs. He had supported the war and wanted to help rebuild Iraq, said his father, Michael, a retired schoolteacher. "He's a helping guy," Mr. Berg Sr. told reporters: "He looked at it as bringing democracy to a country that didn't have it." Mr. Berg was beheaded in Iraq by extremists apparently closely linked to the senior al-Qa'ida operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who took him hostage and then made a video of his execution which they posted on to an internet website. Mr. Berg's body was discovered dumped next to a road in Baghdad last Saturday. Translation of the Arabic Text Read by the Executioners Praise to Allah who honored Islam with His support, humiliated the infidels with His power, controlled everything with His Command, and tricked the infidels. Prayers and peace be upon the one that raised the banner of Islam with his sword. Nation Of Islam, Great news! The signs of dawn have begun and the winds of victory are blowing. Allah has granted us a great victory, in one of his battles in Fallujah. Thanks to Allah alone. Nation of Islam, Is there any excuse left to sit idly by? How can a free Muslim sleep soundly while Islam is being slaughtered, its honor bleeding and the images of shame in the news of the satanic abuse of the Muslim men and women in the prison of Abu-Ghraib. Where is your zeal and where is the anger for the religion of Allah? And where is the jealousy over the honor of the Muslims and where is the revenge for the honor of the Muslim men and women in the prisons of the Crusaders? As for you, scholars of Islam, it is to Allah that we complain about you. Don’t you see that Allah has established the evidence against you by the youth of Islam, who have humiliated the greatest power in history and broken its nose and destroyed its arrogance? Hasn’t the time come for you to learn from them the meaning of reliance on God and to learn from their actions the lessons of sacrifice and forebearance? How long will you remain like the women, knowing no better than to wail, scream and cry? One scholar appeals to the free people of this world, another begs Kofi Annan, a third seeks help from 'Amr Musa and a fourth calls for peaceful demonstrations as if they did not hear the words of Allah "O Messenger, rally the believers to fight!" Aren’t you fed up with the jihad of conferences and the battles of sermons? Has the time not come for you to lift the sword, which the master of the Messengers was sent with? And we hope that you will not intervene as usual by denouncing what we do to please the Americans. The Prophet, the master of the merciful has ordered to cut off the heads of some of the prisoners of Badr in patience. He is our example and a good role model. As for you, Bush dog of the Christians, we promise you things that will displease you. With Allah’s assistance, hard days are coming to you. You and your soldiers are going to regret the day that you stepped foot in Iraq and dared to violate the Muslims. Another message for the collaborator and traitor Pervez Musharraf; we say to you, we can not wait to welcome your soldiers. By Allah, we will target them before the Americans and will avenge the blood of our brothers in Wana and others. As for you, mothers and wives of the American soldiers, we say to you that we offered the American Administration the chance to exchange this prisoner for some of the prisoners in Abu-Ghraib, but they refused. We say to you, the dignity of the Muslim men and women in the prison of Abu Ghraib and others will be redeemed by blood and souls. You will see nothing from us except corpse after corpse and casket after casket of those slaughtered in this fashion. "So kill the infidels wherever you see them, take them, sanction them, and await them in every place." (Translation by the National Virtual Translation Center and made available on the Internet by the Tides Foundation World Report)
President of Novistrana
19th January 2003
whats the point of this thread?. It's old news, and well frankly known news now.
The point of this thread is to show the sad truth...*remembers last Nick Berg thread and holds his tongue* however...you are actually right...that's why this thread should either be moved, merged, or closed.
Actually, this thread was quite well done. (in my opinion-opinion subject to change :p) Karma for you Tipsy.
Thankyou Zab556. Appreciate your comment. I was just saddened by what people can actually do to other humans. Is it nature? Or simply cruelty? I mean, Nick Berg was a good semeritan and didn't deserve any of the treatment he had actually recieved.
I really don't know what would cause people to be so cruel like that. yes, they hate America, but still... My personal opinion is they're possessed...
I am a mean boss ⬆️⬆️⬇️⬇️⬅️➡️⬅️➡️??
6th April 2000
They're reacting the same way the religious fanatics would react if our country were invaded by a culture totally different from how we percieve as a better society.
Product Manager | GameFront.com
Isn't there enough Iraq/War/Bush/Berg/Terrorist/Abuse/Iraq/Abuse/Berg/Bush/USA/Iraq threads already? If you go to the pub you can join in with the rest of the 'Patriots', and I'll tell you why you should blame your parents for Nick Bergs death.
President of Novistrana
19th January 2003
Yes there is enough......... I'd like to see some new topics anything but politics and iraq war shit.
The cream of the crop
20th August 2003
im making a thread called "same 'ol shit, different day"