The Courage of James Foley

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by Kelly For the last couple of days my heart has ached as the details of James Foley’s beheading hit the headlines. I stand in awe of writers like him, ones who use their gift in spite of personal risk. Penny Sukraj, close friend of Foley and widow of journalist Anton Hammerl said: "He was passionate about getting out there and telling the stories about the most vulnerable people and the effects of the different conflicts and wars that had ravaged their lives." Foley reported the truth about injustice and human suffering, despite the risk of imprisonment and even death. . . .

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