August 23, 2005, - 3:10 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Steven Vincent, an acclaimed American art critic, writer, and author who supported the war in Iraq, is dead because he became romantically linked to his Muslim translator in Iraq, Nur Veidi.
In an early August honor killing, Vincent and the woman were shot and left for dead. She barely survived. He did not. The acclaimed author of the book, “In the Red Zone” (about the war and its aftermath), was interesting in that he lived in the East Village, but wrote in places like Commentary, the Wall Street Journal, and FrontPageMag.com (where many of my columns are also posted).
Unfortunately, the media coverage of Vincent’s murder is bereft of any mention of the reason he was killed–bigotry over a non-Muslim’s relationship with a Muslim female. A search of Google News for “Steven Vincent” and “honor killing” yields zero results. The honor killing of Vincent is never even alluded to. But this eclectic man, who befriended many Iraqis and was there frequently, is Exhibit A that no matter how much you befriend and help the enemy, you will always be an Infidel, worthy of fatal punishment.
Male Infidels take note: Sleeping with the enemy could kill you.
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