YouTube: 'Hostage' Video Of 7 Members Of French Family Abducted In Cameroon
Update: Full Video Added

[video gone but I have one below the fold]

Such bravery by the jihadi threatening to kill this family if their demands aren't met. Terrorizing their children, gawd.


Bankok Post

A video appeared on YouTube Monday of seven kidnapped members of a French family with their abductors, who claimed to be from Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and demanded the release of prisoners.

The video represented the first images of the family to emerge since their abduction in Cameroon on February 19.

The kidnappers, claiming to be from the Nigerian group Boko Haram, say they carried out the kidnapping in part due to France's "war against Islam," apparently a reference to French military action in Mali.

The more than three-minute video shows the family, including four children, held in an undisclosed location, surrounded by at least three of the abductors whose faces are hidden.

A source close to the family confirmed their identities to AFP. It was not clear when the video was made.

"If you want us to release these French citizens, quickly release all our women you are detaining," one of the abductors says in Arabic, addressing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

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I'm unsure if this is indeed Boko Haram due to their 'flag' in the background. Could be supporters of the terror group and have their "own" flag.

Stay tuned.

h/t @BokoHaramWatch

Update: Full video below the fold:

Thanks to @meankitteh1

Prayers that this family is released, unharmed.

Update: Birbal Dhar has a point, the jihadi didn't blur the woman's face. Although, I believe this is a splinter group supporting Boko Haram. The flag is definitely NOT Boko Haram's.

Posted by: Stable Hand at 01:46 PM


1 I can't help but wonder if these French folks were the liberal type, who think Islam is not violent, and only wingnuts and racists would believe otherwise.

Now he has to watch his family raped and butchered. Terrible.

Posted by: Typical at February 25, 2013 03:19 PM

2 @Typical - You really have gone to a low, to say they are liberals, when you don't even know them. These poor people were tourists visiting a safari park in Cameroon, not politicians. They believed they were safe to visit the place. There was no foreign office advice suggesting it was a dangerous place. Even experts never believed that northern Cameroon is a dangerous place, until this horrible islamic kidnapping took place.

The video is very amateurish in terms of jihadi propaganda. First there were no video graphics such as the intro. Plus interestingly they didn't censor the woman's face, which jihadi terrorists do in their videos. Also the terrorist didn't speak the local Hausa language, instead he choose the Arabic language to speak about his threats.

Looks like they wanted the video to be made as quickly as possible and put it on the net. Also they wanted to attract their Arab supporters, so that they could impress them, by speaking in their language.

It certainly does look like it's from the Boko Haram group, which the French President was right about, rather than the other islamic terrorist group called Ansaru. The amateur video is very typical of Boko Haram, although in this case, they decided to speak Arabic, that's the only difference.

Posted by: Birbal Dhar at February 25, 2013 04:08 PM

3 I'm sure a little research would have shown that anywhere near that area might have been or might become dangerous to anyone not a Muslim. Again, if you go to a place where normally you would need a gun and lots of ammo, or have to hire people who carry those items and have no compunction about using them, and something happens to you, don't complain as you brought it on yourself.

@ Birbal Dhar: BTW, according to Obama and Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, there was nothing dangerous about being in Benghazi. Just maybe, the French might not read their memo's either

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 25, 2013 04:40 PM

4 @Birbal Dhar, I'm not suggesting they are politicians.

I'm just saying it's hard to imagine getting into a situation to be kidnapped by Islamists without having a certain naive ideology.

Regardless of their beliefs, nobody deserves to be kidnapped by a bunch of barbarians.

Posted by: Typical at February 25, 2013 05:16 PM

5 I'm with Moshe. Bring guns and ammo. But not the lawyers. They are worthless. Just look at our 'government'. Infested with lawyers.

Posted by: EROWMER at February 25, 2013 07:32 PM

6 I certainly feel sorry for these people and hope they are freed soon.

That said, there are places fifteen minutes from where I sit in an English town where neither I nor other civilised people would generally set foot. So once you go to Africa...Lets just assume they were mislead by tourist marketing. Easily done.

I think this is when I should fess up the background to my recent rants against the French. Those who never read them should skip this and anyone who did read them may not necessarily care, but here it is. The fact is France, French people, French culture and French history all figured importantly in my childhood and youth. I dont know how many times I went there starting in 1968. I cant begin totell of the meaning France has for me and the roles French men and women played in my life. Substantial. Memories ofthese thingsmake me weep.

So I hjave all these fondmemories and then today I meet French suits abroad and they are assholes.I look at contemporary French politics andthe conduct of todays France and its this against the backdrop of my nostalgia for Franceand the French I knew that makes me sick. Its quite like my disgust and loathing ofmodern Britainand the British abroad when I am English through and through. Really the assholes are there the same everywhere.

So I guess there was a big chunk ofdenial in my ranting against the French. Sorry France. Sorry Froggies. Sorry to those I remember. Viva them all!

Posted by: Axel at February 25, 2013 08:39 PM

7 Release their women and they'll release the French family. Sounds fair to me.
But no someone must remain stubborn enough to get these people killed. It' alright to die for your beliefs but it's not alright for others to die for your beliefs.

Posted by: DTJ at February 25, 2013 10:05 PM

8 So then DTJ, reconcile for us Muslims killing Muslims that do not live to their belief.
And/Or there is nothing in your life precious enough for you to die for?

Posted by: Kafiroon at February 25, 2013 10:30 PM

9 Muslims killing Muslims isn't my concern.
" Is there (nothing)(anything) in my life precious enough to die for." YES
MY FAMILY. Perhaps even MY country. The one posters on this blog say is so fucked up.
But not for a bunch of foreigners. Thx for playing.

Posted by: DTJ at February 26, 2013 07:23 AM

10 Kafiroon: When you're ready to go to THEIR country of Cameroon to fight these guys let me know. I'll chip in for your ticket.

Posted by: DTJ at February 26, 2013 07:46 AM

11 No DTJ, since Muslims killing Muslims isn't your concern and all your worried about is your family and your country, why don't you tell us how you would fix this country then? I'm sure someone of your caliber has many idea's and I'm sure we would like to hear them. So go ahead and enlighten us, as we are all ears. I know you will make this good.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 26, 2013 07:58 AM

12 "tell us how you would fix this country then" Why would I tell you anything and why does that have anything to do with the subject matter? Who says I think the country needs fixing? Who the hell is "we".
Yes. All I'm concerned about is my family and country. Why the hell would I be concerned about anything else? What are you some kind of religious freak?

Posted by: DTJ at February 26, 2013 08:26 AM

13 Thanks Troll. Most of US have been there, done that, got the wounds, and shafted by the US govt. that sent us. So preach somewhere else.

Posted by: Kafiroon at February 26, 2013 08:33 AM

14 @DTJ: Why would you say I'm a religious freak? Does my name have anything to do with your statement? If it does, your nothing but a bigoted freak and a troll to boot. If you don't like anyone asking you a question, then don't post here. Other then that, you can stick your head back up your ass where it belongs.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 26, 2013 09:54 AM

15 No you rave like one. A bigoted religious fuckwit.
Who the hell are you to tell someone not to post here? Yep. Religious freak for sure.

Posted by: DTJ at February 26, 2013 02:20 PM

16 Kafiroon bufoon: What I have noticed as a past Officer in America's military is that most like you are liars who get their info from the internet. To bad it isn't against the law. I could have some fun.

Posted by: DTJ at February 26, 2013 02:24 PM

17 A Jew in the American military is about as rare as a pig farm in Iran.

Posted by: Sal at February 26, 2013 04:02 PM

18 @ #15: Hahahaha. I told you not to post here bigoted fuckwit. What the hell are you going to do about it but rant and run your stupid mouth, and eventually get banned like usual, Gaychicken. So that being the case, post on dipshit. I'll bet you a jellybean, you don't last a week.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 26, 2013 04:10 PM

19 @ #17: Well if it isn't Sally, Gaychickens talking asshole. How's Big Al and Frank doing? So whats up Sally? I just bet your avatar, DTJ that he wouldn't last a week before he gets banned and in return you and all the other idiot avatars you got go with him. Seems like you always get a terminal case of the stupids and start having diarrhea of the mouth. For a Marine Officer wannabe, you must have been the stupidest of the bunch. Maybe that's why you got kicked out with an undesirable, or was it a dishonorable? Anyway carry on dipshit, you got a week, maybe less and I'll be laughing all the way. You, my Nazi friend are just too stupid for words.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 26, 2013 04:19 PM

20 Moshe lies get bigger and bigger by the day. His wife running off with a Muslim has him raving like a maniac.
Come on Moshe. You seriously can't blame her.

Posted by: Frank at February 26, 2013 08:38 PM

21 Just like I don't blame your wife for running off with the Jewish salesman, Frank.....or should I say Gayrooster. As for lies, do you still have a large ranch, a vacation home in Costa Rica and you were an Officer in the Marines. All lies if I ever heard of any, but carry on. You and your avatar's won't last another day before your banned as usual.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 27, 2013 07:45 AM

22 In answer to your question. Yes I do still have those properties and a few more. Wish to visit? We'll send you home with some Kosher beef. Grass fed no hormones. Come see. We like visitors. It's like a regular train station around here. Stop at the legion hall for a beer on the way. I'll buy. Be sure and check the bulletin board. You may see something familiar. When you get close to Gulfport, Ms post so on the Jawa Report. All the clubs and hotels have computers in their lobbies. I'll send directions from there. I'll take you fishing. Ya'll come. Mundo makes the best cracklins in the world. Cracklins and Dos Equis. Pure heaven.
Bring your war hero daughter and her husband who served at Gitmo. We love our heros around here. Hell, we might even have a parade. Don't miss out. When we barbecue we give out name tags. Sure would enjoy having you. Be a nice visit. We can bury the hatchet.

Posted by: XXX at February 27, 2013 09:44 PM

23 @ 22: Are your two idiot war hero sons, Homer and Jethro going to be there as well as the four daughters you molested? How about your girlfriend Bessie the Hog? I'd also like to see your wife, you know the one that ran off with the Jewish salesman. And also bring along Xariif your homosexual lover. It'll be party time. I'm sure we can all fit into that rundown trailer you call a home. I'll even bring some sterno for you. That'll be a step up from the Thunderbird you usually drink. I'll bring my machete. We can bury that too. Caio.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 28, 2013 07:21 AM

24 See. I told you Moshe was a fucking nutcase.

Posted by: Sal at February 28, 2013 07:32 AM

25 @ # 24: Whats the matter douchebag, jealous.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at February 28, 2013 08:28 AM

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