French Hostage Herve Pierre Gourdel Murdered
Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria beheaded its French hostage, Hervé Gourdel, after having given a 24-hour deadline for French President Francois Hollande to stop airstrikes on the Islamic State (IS). The 4 minute, 46 second video entitled, "A Message with Blood to the French Government," was posted on Twitter on September 24, 2014. The production was made to resemble IS videos of beheadings, but showed a clip of Hollande in place of Obama, and showed a similar title screen. Footage shows fighters standing behind Gourdel as one reads a speech, and then they hold him down while one takes a knife. The actual beheading is not shown, but a subsequent scene shows his severed head sitting on his lap, and then the fighters holding it up.Our thoughts and prayers go out to France and the family of Mr. Gourdel. Hat Tip: Mr Orange.
Posted by: Valerie at September 24, 2014 12:27 PM
At least people can't say France is always weak.
Posted by: john at September 24, 2014 01:27 PM
Oh, right - everybody, ever.
Posted by: Yalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! at September 24, 2014 01:54 PM
Posted by: john at September 24, 2014 02:18 PM
Posted by: Mullah Gitawny at September 24, 2014 02:51 PM
"The Kabylie hill country is probably the most instable and hazardous region in Algeria, avoided even by those who consider large parts of Algeria to be generally safe for travel. I regularly visit the southern desert regions, but would not think of going anywhere near Tizi Ouzou at present. I know of a few very experienced travellers who did it solo, but if you need the support of a tour company then this is not something you should contemplate for the time being."
Posted by: Birbal Dhar at September 24, 2014 04:42 PM
Posted by: blondo at September 24, 2014 07:01 PM
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