The Free Money Fund

While I bear no animus toward Daniel Pearl and his family, this strikes me of an abuse of the original purpose of the 9/11 fund. While Daniel was certainly a victim in every sense of the word, his job and life’s decisions did also certainly put him in harms way. To me this opens the door to a free terrorist insurance program. By free I mean funded out of my pocket, as a tax payer.

NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is seeking compensation from the September 11 victims’ fund, saying her husband, like the victims of the attacks, was a U.S. citizen targeted by Islamic extremists.

Why stop at only Islamic terrorists or at innocent victims. Why not compensate the the family of Rachel Corrie a US activist (and Darwin Award candidate) who jumped around like a chicken on the front of an Israeli bulldozer until it ran over her.

The IDF also killed Rachel Correy, a U.S. activist for the group. She was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in March 2003, when she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian house in Rafah

Israel at the time was demolishing houses and tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists.

Aaron has some further comments concerning Rachel Corrie.

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My reason for bringing her into the discussion is that once you qualify anyone but a direct 9/11 victim, you greatly open up the definition of victim. A lawyer or family member could certainly portray the view that Rachel was a “victim” of Israeli terrorism, while just the opposite is closer to the truth.

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