Monday, January 02, 2006


Steven Vincent - 50 years old on December 31, 2005


Reuters honors Steven VincentMarch
By MaryKCone in Vincent, Steven
Cold Type - Spence Publishing Company
March 15, 2006

"This month Reuters is paying special tribute to the 67 journalists slain in Iraq. Editor & Publisher reports that the journalists' names are listed continuously on Reuter's big screen in Times Square. Steven Vincent is among them..."

To accompany Steven Vincent on his journey, a few momentos were placed in his coffin: Frank Sinatra CD’s, a cigar, Bombay Sapphire gin, books by Nietzsche and Jung, a Spider-man comic, flash cards — like the ones he had been using to work on his French, Arabic and Latin.

Steven Vincent would have been 50 years old on December 31, 2005.
He has been terribly missed since his tragic departure but his passage and his legacy will be treasured for many years ahead.

We are saluting 2005 by bringing back Steven Vincent's strong spirit through this moving exchange between Lisa Ramaci and Fayrouz Hancock. Many Thanks to You both for this wonderful interview.

Interviewing Lisa Ramaci was one of the most beautiful and powerful tributes which was recently published by Fayrouz Hancock - An Iraqi In America on December 07, 2005.

The Steven Vincent Foundation.

In The Red Zone

Lisa lives in New York and Fayrouz , originally from Basra - Iraq, now; lives in Beaumont, Texas.
Rest In Peace 2005

"Steven Vincent was murdered in Iraq in August 2005. He died doing precisely what he wanted to do. I think that’s the most anyone can say." Jeff Harrell The Shape of Days

Full interview with Lisa Ramaci-Vincent, Steven Vincent’s wife For Open Source

Steve Vincent
By Arthur Chrenkoff
August 03, 2005

Freedom’s Reporter
Steven Vincent is murdered in pursuit of truth...
By Kathryn Jean Lopez - Editor of NRO
August 03, 2005

Steven Vincent Murdered in Basra - Cursed Souls and Murderers
By Kat Missouri The Middle Ground
August 03, 2005

By Michelle Malkin
August 03, 2005

Who Killed Steven Vincent?
By Greyhawk MudVille Gazette
August 04, 2005

Remembering Steven Vincent
By Jacob Laksin For The Spectator
August 04, 2005

U.S. Writer Critical of Militias Is Found Shot Dead in Basra
By Jonathan Finer
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, August 4, 2005

Steven Vincent, RIP - The murdered journalist's work transcends ideology
By Nick Gillespie For Reasononline
August 4, 2005

Remembering Steven Vincent
By Bruce Wolmer - Editor in Chief
Art+Auction / Louise T Blouin Foundation

Steven Vincent’s Final Days - Dealing with threats in Iraq
By Dave Enders
August 12 - 18, 2005

Steven Vincent - Observer - Art Crtic, Journalist, Writer, Blogger. True to him self.
Pro-Freedom Artists
Steven Vincent 2005

In The Red Zone
By Jamie Glazov
December 09, 2004

"Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Steven Vincent, the author of the new book, In the Red Zone: A Journey Into The Soul Of Iraq.

Photo by Leap Frog

You can visit his blog at

FP: Steven Vincent, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

Vincent: Thanks for the opportunity to be here, Jamie.

FP: You went to Iraq in the fall of 2003, and the winter and spring of 2004, traveling on your own, with no bodyguards or security of any kind. Are you courageous, noble or crazy? Or a bit of all three?

Vincent: I’ll defer notions of courage and nobility to our soldiers in Iraq—as for being crazy, that’s what my friends thought. But in truth, I managed to stay safe by slipping below the radar screen, so to speak, blending in with the Iraqi people, sometimes disguising myself, keeping as low-profile as presence as possible. Nowadays, I’m afraid that even that incognito approach would prove impossible, with terrorists paying criminals to find and kidnap foreigners ..." Read the rest.

Interview with Steven Vincent
By Jeff Harrell The Shape of Days
December 21, 2004

"...Jeff Harrell: Let’s start at the beginning. In your book, In the Red Zone, you talk about your decision to go to Iraq in terms that make it sound almost like a calling or a personal imperative. “When the Administration launched Operation Iraqi Freedom, I felt strangely excited. I wanted to join the conflict.” You also use the words “moral fervor” — seemingly without irony — to describe your state of mind. Is that how it happened? Did you feel drawn to go to Iraq?

Steven Vincent: Absolutely, to both questions. My trips to Iraq were a complicated response to 9/11. As I wrote in my book, I stood that morning on my rooftop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and watched United Airlines Flight 175 fly into the World Trade Center. That was the initial shock. Afterwards came a sense of mourning as people all over Manhattan created makeshift shrines of candles and plastered bus stops with photocopied images of the “missing” (for we could not yet admit to ourselves that the 9/11 victims were dead) ..." Read more.

Other Online Publications

Faith, Shame, and Insurgency - Life in occupied Iraq
By Steven Vincent for Reasononline
March 2004

All Articles By Steven Vincent

Steven Vincent - Publications - Art Critic
"Steven Vincent (December 31, 1955 - August 2, 2005) was an American freelance journalist in Basra, Iraq, reporting for the ,Christian Science Monitor, National Review, Mother Jones, Reason, Front Page and American Enterprise, among other publications. On August 2, 2005 he and his translator Nour Itais were kidnapped off the street in Basra by men in police uniforms, driving white police trucks, bound, gagged, taken to the outskirts of town and and shot. They were found by Iraqi police, but Vincent was dead, shot in the back at close range. Itais survived. It is generally believed he was killed because of his criticism of religious extremism in that country, expressed three days before his murder in a July 31 op-ed essay[1] for the New York Times, in which Vincent noted the increasing infiltration of the Basran police force by Islamic extremists loyal to Moqtada al Sadr. Vincent first went to Iraq in the fall of 2003. An art critic, he had changed professions after watching United Flight 175 crash into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the subsequent collapse of the towers. After his first two trips he wrote In the Red Zone: A Journey Into the Soul of Iraq and maintained a blog, In the Red Zone, about his experiences in southern Iraq."

Sources Steven Vincent - Wikipedia

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