CPT Activist Killed in Iraq
Fox tried to mend country ripped apart by horrific violence
Up until the day before his abduction, Tom Fox kept a blog called Waiting in the Light. The following is from a post in which Fox responds to a day in May 2005 that saw 31 people dead, 42 injured, and 17 abducted in Baghdad: "Imagine if these events took place in one day in Washington, D.C. or London, England. A state of emergency would be declared (Baghdad has been under a state of emergency for almost six months) and martial law would be imposed. Many civilians would probably stay home and some might leave the area. There would be nothing else on the media except coverage of the bloodshed. Life as normal would cease, as the populace would look to their government for leadership in bringing the chaos under control. The populace would demand that this complete breakdown of the social fabric be mended immediately. But eventually the populace would look for answers. Why did these horrible events transpire? What led up to this total meltdown of civil society? Who created this nightmare situation?"