Tom Fox was tortured before being shot. His non-American fellow captives live, for now. Never mind that Tom Fox thought himself on the side of his captors. Never mind that he stood with Palestinians against Israeli “oppression”. Never mind that he opposed the War in Iraq. He was an American and for that he was slaughtered.

He joins Laurence Foley, Nicholas Berg, Robert Dean Stethem and many other Americans killed for little more than being Americans.

The lesson to all non-Muslim Americans is simple: if you fall into the hands of Islamic terrorists they will kill you, even if you didn’t vote for George Bush. You might not believe that you are at war with them but they certainly believe they are at war with all Americans.

They will separate Americans from other nationalities just as the Nazis separated Jewish POWs from their fellow GIs for special treatment.