first of all i just want to give my deepest condolences for shosei's family. i dont know him personally but he is still a human being. i watched the video along with the other hostages who died also and it upset me to know those barbarians did this to an innocent person. i condemn them very much and i would not feel sad for them even if they were given the death penalty. i dont think he should have gone but still he is a brave man. i would not be brave enough to go into my own country in this time but he did so and it was for a good cause. if shosei's family can read this i just want to say im so sorry and i will pray for you always. im a christian not a muslim but i lived with muslims almost my whole life and that is not how they act. those are followers of evil and they dont represent muslims nor middle easterns in general. we are a loving people and we have many japanese people in baghdad and we treat them like family. your son is in a better place and one day we will all be in heaven and jesus does not forget the good souls. i encourage you to stay in your faith and keep strong. im also part of the international church of christ. if i knew you personally i would do my best to help but all i can give you is my deepest condolences. i encourage you to read the book of romans as it has the story of paul, who is the in the same way as your son. i have had some relatives in mosul who ended up going the same way and the video aired on the internet and i was shocked so i know how you feel. just remember god is with you always and many people are at your side. god bless you my friends. i will pray for you.
January 24, 2009
Let me just say my condolences to Shoseis family and friends, I can't imagine how hard it is to swallow that someone like him could be killed during a senseless war, for no-good. I didn't know Mr. Koda personally, but I've read about him for 2 hours or so, and from what I read, he seems like a really good-hearted guy, and it pains me that such horrible things happen to nice people. R.I.P., Shosei Koda.
December 2, 2008
But life goes on and on and on... It`s been going on.
Nobody could stop it even the death of beloved people around us.
And feauture is coming.
I steel ...
Love from Iran
my deepest sympathies
November 26, 2008
Love from Greece.
November 12, 2008
rest in peace
October 24, 2008
God is the greatest
March 9, 2008
Salam alaykoum (peace be upon you). In the name of God, most gracious most merciful Condolences from all the muslim community and the real mujahideens who only fight opressors and protect civilans, not those monsters who sully the name of God. We saw that you didn't insult islam. We'll pray for him. It's too sad, but god is the greatest. May God have mercy upon you. Your brother from Iraq, Hamza.
Just crossing your path
June 10, 2007
I too Have lost .. my precious austin James..my grandson.. he was only 10
and shortly thereafter my daddy as well ..my grandson was my world..i loved him as my own & still do.. i am in grief daily Until i know Jesus will come & rejoin us again in heaven , those who would condem your son have no right ..he was a free
man with what seemd to be a curious mind.. that does not give any other human the right to harm & worse yet to kill or take life.. god will judge them ..until then ..if shosei was a christian ..he went to the lord and will await you...god himself will avenge those responsible for hisyoungdeath..god bless you & keep you ..Jesus is coming soon....Janet
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June 10, 2007
June 9, 2007
First of all,I just wanna say that I am not from Shosei`s family.Anyway,I see this tribute as a way to tell his family how much I love and respect him.
To Shosei`s parents,Mrs. Setsuko and Mr.Masumi Koda,and to Maki,Shosei`s older brother,I just want to let them know,that my most respectful condolences,and thoughts are with you.And I just pray to God that Mrs.Setsuko can find comfort in His words,and walk firm in her path,being always strong-hearted,and facing life with courage,never giving up.
Mrs. Setsuko,I wish I could have saved your beloved son`s life!Because,even if you don`t believe it,I love Shosei very much.When I received the sad news about his death,I cried,as if had been with him for many years!And I wish I could be with you and erase this terrible pain of loss from your so kind heart!But,cheer up,Mrs. Setsuko!Because death is not the end!Death is just the begining of a new life!And,I believe Shosei is in peace,and watching over us,with all Angels by his side.Shosei was just too perfct.And perfect people,they belong to God,not to this planet called Earth.I believe Shosei is watching over us,and for sure he doesn`t want to see us sad.Nevertheless,it was one more human life lost for no reason,just because of a senseless war.People should be human,and respect your feelings,by not criticizing Shosei`s behaviour.I see Shosei as a hero.Because he was brave enough for wanting to see things with his own eyes.I believe Shosei had his own reasons.And I totally respect them.Shosei had the strenght and courage that would like to have,but I never will.
With this memorial,I just want to say that Shosei will live forever in my heart!
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,ANDGIVE SHOSEI`S SOUL PEACE AND LIGHT.