It Ain't Gonna Work This Time Either, Fellas

2 Canadians, 1 American, and 1 Brit taken hostage:

Nov 27, 2005 — BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four Western aid workers, two believed to be from Canada, one from Britain and one from the United States, have been kidnapped in Iraq, the organization they were working for said on Sunday.

The only hostage identified positively is the Briton:

It is understood Professor Norman Kember was snatched in Baghdad along with two Canadians and an American. The Foreign Office is investigating.

Professor Kember, from north-west London, was said to be representing a number of humanitarian aid groups.

His wife Pat, at home in Pinner, said: "People are being very, very good to me and I'm being supported."

I'm sure we'll update this as the others are named. In any case, we wish their families the very best and pray for their safe return.

Posted by: Vinnie at 12:00 AM

Comments

1 I hope they're returned safe and well.

Posted by: dave at November 28, 2005 12:07 AM

2 I found out some background on Kember and have posted it above.

Posted by: The Dread Pundit Bluto at November 28, 2005 12:45 AM

3 Norman Kember has been a friend of my family for decades. He still goes to the same church as my Granny in Harrow. He is a really good guy. Affable, funny and concerned about others. I have posted a request for prayers at http://hammerswing75.blogspot.com/2005/11/horrific-news.html

Any and all prayers would be appreciated.

Posted by: Uncle Ben at November 28, 2005 11:47 PM

4 What is a western aid worker anyway? What do they do to help the cause of freedom? Do they carry food for the starving with them? Medicine? I don't know. Anyone out there know what a western aid worker does?

Posted by: greyrooster at November 29, 2005 07:16 PM

5 I care compasionaely about the fortune of norman kember and fellow hostages in Iraq. I beseech you in the bowels of christ that you release these poor innocent victims of our conflict and let us move on to a brighter future.
Bless you.
Ieuan Jenkins
Thank you

Posted by: ieuan at December 10, 2005 08:45 PM

6 We are all children of God and human beings the end of the day. This man has tride to help you.
I care compasionaely about the fortune of norman kember and fellow hostages in Iraq. I beseech you in the bowels of christ that you release these poor innocent victims of our conflict and let us move on to a brighter future.
Bless you.
Ieuan Jenkins
Thank you

Posted by: ieuan at December 10, 2005 08:49 PM






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