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He Was A Tyrant...

...but I find the FOX News' coverage of Saddam's execution to be more than a little bit ghoulish. While FOX is gleefully doing close ups of S

...but I find the FOX News' coverage of Saddam's execution to be more than a little bit ghoulish.

While FOX is gleefully doing close ups of Saddam's corpse, many Muslims are making their pilgrimage to Mecca and share with Reuters their distaste over the timing of the execution:

Arab pilgrims in Mecca expressed outrage on Saturday that Iraqi authorities had chosen to execute former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on a major religious holiday, saying it was an insult to Muslims.

Sunni Arabs at the haj were shocked at Saddam's hanging which followed his conviction for crimes against humanity against Iraqi Shi'ites.

"His execution on the day of Eid ... is an insult to all Muslims," said Jordanian pilgrim Nidal Mohammad Salah. "What happened is not good because as a head of state, he should not be executed."

The Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, marks biblical patriarch Abraham's willingness to kill his son for God. Muslim countries often pardon criminals to mark the feast, and prisoners are rarely executed at that time.

Think FOX will "balance" their coverage with that information? Nope, me neither.


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