Islamist Kidnappers Will Exchange Hostage for Apostate Muslim

Terrorists have offered to release an Italian hostage if a Christian convert in exile in Italy, Abdul Rahman, is returned to Afghanistan for execution. Rahman had been held in an Afghanistan jail for his crime of leaving Islam until Western pressure led to his release and he was granted assylum in Italy.

Under Islamic law apostasy is a capital offense.

Italian photojournalist Gabriele Torsello, nicknamed Kash, has been documenting the conflict between India and Pakistan in Kashmir for years. Torsello worked for the online magazine PeaceReporter. Gabrielle Torsello was kidnapped last Thursday by a group claiming to be part of the Taliban on a road in the Kandahar province.

Monsters and Critics:

The kidnappers of an Italian journalist have issued an ultimatum saying they will free their captive if Italy returns a converted Afghan Christian who sought asylum there, the journalist's employers said on Tuesday....

The kidnappers have demanded that Rahman be returned to Afghanistan by Sunday.

It is not clear what will become of Torsello if demands are not met. I'd say that the threat is suggestive of "Someone is going to die. Either the apostate, or the hostage."

We pray for his safety and quick return

Posted by: Rusty at 08:34 PM


1 My bet is there won't be an exchange.

Posted by: SeeMonk at October 17, 2006 09:45 PM

2 Rusty,

Do you believe the US would retaliate against the Norks with a nuke or nukes if one popped off here? Or even if one popped off elsewhere for that matter.

I believe we have conventional weapons enough to do what we would need to do without the necessity of firing one of the big ones off.

But often times what some would consider reality, is considered fantasy by others.

Posted by: SeeMonk at October 17, 2006 09:52 PM

3 The hostage is a converted muslim. I wonder if he is changing his mind about being a member of the religion of peace. I say, you made your bed, pal, sleep in it.

Posted by: Jauhara al Kafirah at October 17, 2006 10:32 PM

4 This is precisely why there is only one reasonable course of action
against muslims, and why the jihad will only grow stronger while we
grow weaker until we have no other choice but to do what must be done.
Or we can always surrender like the lefturds want, or just sit on our
hands and do nothing, as we are now, and pretend that everything's okay
in our McDisney world while these medieval savages take over. Frankly,
if we as a culture don't demand action from our elected "leaders", then
we deserve what we get.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at October 18, 2006 07:01 AM

5 Can't we just send them Lynne Stewart?

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at October 18, 2006 07:26 AM

6 I don't think they would want her. I know I wouldn't want her.

Posted by: some guy at October 18, 2006 10:58 AM

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