Voices against murder

15 February, 2011

 

Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes:

Is it time we started to create an asymmetric war of words against the terrorist, and who should be doing that?  The most powerful advocates of peace against brutality are the victims.  Their voices can produce the irreproachable counter-narrative against the barbaric violence which seeks the cover of religious or political respectability.

I am going to keep this brief because I want you spend the time listening to a fascinating dialogue between Rachel Briggs who heads Hostage UK (providing support to the families of hostages) and Carie Lemack, whose mother was killed in the 9/11 attacks, and who has subsequently dedicated herself to giving a voice for the living victims parents, children, families,  friends of murder sanctified by another name.  Hers is a remarkable story.   Listen to the podcast, and watch the clip of her Oscar nominated documentary.

 

Richard Burge

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