Taliban Threatens to Behead Female UN Worker on Video
Last week the Taliban took 3 UN election workers hostage and released a video of them pleading for their lives [earlier post here]. The hostages are Annetta Flanigan from Northern Ireland, Shqipe Hebibi from Kosovo, and Angelito Nayan from the Phillipines. I have previously noted that the deadline set by the Taliban terrorists for their demands to be met had passed. Luckily, the deadline seems to move back at a constant rate. Today, a a spokesperson for the terrorists threatened to behead Shqipe Hebibi tomorrow. Reuters:
Another militant spokesman, Mullah Sabir Momin, had said Hebibi would be killed first and the "beheading" shown on video. "The decision on the other two will be taken after seeing the reaction of the Afghan government and the U.N.," he said. Momin said Hebibi seemed the most important hostage. "She says she is a Muslim. If a Muslim helps infidels or America, that Muslim will be punished first."Let's keep her in our prayers. (Does the head actually have to come off a hostage before Reuters will call the person a terrorist?)
Posted by: Andre at November 09, 2004 03:21 PM
Posted by: Andre at November 09, 2004 03:29 PM
Posted by: Laura at November 09, 2004 06:58 PM
You've got to love American ideals. We are SO much better than the other guys.
I wonder if Reuters would call what Andre just described "terrorism." Man, I hope not. TOTALLY reasonable.
The Israeli soldiers who -- whoops -- shoot unarmed Palestinian children. What's a good word for them?
Insect exterminators? Hmm...
I'll have to sleep on this one. One thing I am sure of, though. There are clear, unambiguous, black and white, very easy answers to all of the world's questions.
Thank God, because I'm a friggin' idiot.
Posted by: trr at November 10, 2004 11:58 AM
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