American Youth Reportedly Kidnapped
The terrorist group Ansar al-Sunnah is claiming responsibility for the kidnapping.
Ynet: Palestinian security officials are verifying claims made by an extremist Islamic group that it kidnapped an American youth in the West Bank city of Nablus, officials said Wednesday. A fax sent to the Reuters news agency by Ansar A-Sunna, a group affiliated with al-Qaeda in Iraq, shows a copy of an American citizens' passport and a copy of his entry visa to Israel. Palestinian security officials said all terror groups contacted over the claim denied involvement. Rabi'a Abu Layl, a senior activist with the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, told Ynet: "Not only we have no contact with them, but we condemn the incident. If this youth was kidnapped in Nablus itself, then the issue is serious since foreign teenagers staying here despite the situation are usually volunteers who come to help us on humanitarian missions."Yes, it usually is those least deserving of being abused that the terrorists choose, those who work hard to help the Palestinians and Muslims. The terrorists have an interest in targeting those people lest the illusion that we are the Great Satan be shattered. Itís also a way to get the most sympathy and therefore a better chance of making some cash for bomb belts. We pray for and demand this innocent non-combatants's immediate release. Also here at Jpost.
Hat Tip: Tim at Opinion Bug. Update. The victim one Michael Leighton Phillips, 24 has been released.
Jpost:An American teacher was freed late Wednesday after being held for a day by Palestinians. He appeared to be unharmed. Michael Leighton Phillips, 24, was brought to security headquarters in Nablus, where he was joined by a former mayor, Ghassan Shakaa, and a security chief, both members of the moderate Fatah movement.Hat Tip: meme.
Good news! must have been my forceful blog post
Posted by: Big White Infidel at October 11, 2006 11:43 AM
No sympathy, eh?
Well aren't you the big man.
Regardless of political leanings, no one deserves getting their head chopped off by a bunch of satanists.
Posted by: JeepThang at October 11, 2006 11:49 AM
Posted by: Last gasp Larry at October 11, 2006 11:56 AM
Posted by: Howie at October 11, 2006 12:13 PM
Enjoy you new buddies, dipshit.
Posted by: mojo at October 11, 2006 12:26 PM
My brother (Stan the Infidel) and I live in Indonesia and I've lived in Israel, Bahrain and India previously. Anyone can be in the wrong place at the wrong time by accident, but common sense tells you to cut down your risks. I've met lots ofex-pats working in those countries that thought the bad guys won't harmthem because they are helping their people. This is utter stupidity and this guy probably had the same mentality.Some of them are dead now.
White guys who convert to Islam here in Indonesia to marry Muslim girls get abuse hurled at them all the time from Muslims. They don't look at them as brothers, they look at them as some white dude who stole one of their women. My brother is more optimistic than I am. I love Indonesia but I hate Muslims. When you have a 6 year old Muslim kid that you're trying help call you infidel, you get cynical pretty quick.
Posted by: Big White Infidel at October 11, 2006 12:50 PM
Posted by: JeepThang at October 11, 2006 01:11 PM
Posted by: JeepThang at October 11, 2006 01:18 PM
"White guys who convert to Islam here in Indonesia to marry Muslim girls..."
That must be some powerful ass to make a man change religions! Wow!
Posted by: JeepThang at October 11, 2006 01:28 PM
Posted by: Big White Infidel at October 11, 2006 02:17 PM
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