Monday a videotape aired on Al-Jazeera showing Jill Carroll wearing a conservative Islamic veil. She was reportedly crying as she spoke to the camera, asking that all female prisoners held by U.S. and Iraqi authorities be released. The footage was grainy and carried a January 28 datestamp and a logo showing the name of the Revenge Brigades militant group.
Jill Carroll is an innocent journalist who was trying to tell the story of the Iraqi people. Many Iraqis have been calling for her release.
Last April, a U.S. rights activist who raised millions of dollars for civilian victims of U.S. military action was killed in Iraq. Marla Ruzicka was killed near the Baghdad airport by a car bomber. She worked to get compensation for the victims of the wars in Afganistan and Iraq.