Monday, October 09, 2006

Amish girl told killer, “Shoot me first”

But as the Amish were burying their dead, there was also talk of heroics. Marian Fisher, 13, is said to have stepped forward and asked her killer to "shoot me first," in an apparent effort to buy time for her schoolmates.

Hating a Child Killer [John Podhoretz]
Rod Dreher has written a profoundly moving post about a grandfather of one of the murdered girls at the Amish schoolhouse "instructing the young not to hate" the monster who shot up that school and tied up those girls with wire. Rod writes: "Could you do that? Could you stand over the body of a dead child and tell the young not to hate her killer?


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