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Human shields in Iraq switch attention to blocking Franklin Graham
Lark News Services ^

Posted on 04/02/2008 12:42:21 PM PDT by mnehring

AL QUT — Ellen Trowbridge, 35, of Vermont came here to defend Iraqi people against what she calls an unjust invasion of American military might. Now that the war is over, she's staying to protect Iraqi people from minister Franklin Graham.

"Apparently, he's coming here in the middle of May," says Trowbridge, the group's leader, who still glances at the sky as if worried about approaching bombers. "We aim to find out his schedule and keep him out."

Trowbridge came here two weeks before the war began and took up a post at an Iraqi elementary school, where she's slept on a cot for the last two months as bombs fell all around her. But instead of going home once Iraq capitulated, she and a growing group of American, Canadian and British self-designated "human shields" have moved to the border with Kuwait. They vow that workers from Samaritan's Purse and other Christian charities will have to run them over to get in the country.

"This is about theological sovereignty and the right of self-determination," she says. "If Franklin Graham gets in, that'll be a symbolic victory for the west against these Muslim people, no matter how much food these so-called charities bring in. We stand with the Iraqis against spiritual imperialism."

American troops have been ordered to hold their fire and disband the human shields peacefully, if confrontation becomes inevitable. The human shields say they will stay until they're sure the "spiritual borders are secure."

Samaritan's Purse and other ministries declined to comment, other than to reaffirm that their "plans for assisting the suffering people of Iraq have not changed." •


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: antichristian; culturewar; humanshields; islamicimperialism; islamicsupremacists; muslimlands; notapeacemovement; usefulidiots

1 posted on 04/02/2008 12:42:22 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehrling

“This is about theological sovereignty”

So why aren’t they manning posts in the USA against the constuction of Saudi funded mosques?

Liberal bigots against Christianity is what they are.


2 posted on 04/02/2008 1:08:09 PM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 “I have a bridge (to sell you)...” - Barack H. Oba)
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To: mnehrling

Just wow.


3 posted on 04/02/2008 1:22:57 PM PDT by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: day10; weegee

It’s satire y’all..


4 posted on 04/02/2008 1:26:13 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehrling

I fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

/red face


5 posted on 04/02/2008 1:27:51 PM PDT by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: mnehrling
Theological sovereignty?

Spiritual imperialism?

Sounds like a lot of good old-fashioned anti-Christian hate.

6 posted on 04/02/2008 1:30:48 PM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: day10
The best satire sounds plausible, and this one sure does.
7 posted on 04/02/2008 1:32:10 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehrling

What a bunch of useless loons!


8 posted on 04/02/2008 1:52:17 PM PDT by gramho12
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