Italian Hostage Salvatore Santoro Murdered by Terrorists in Iraq

It appears that Salvatore Santoro was only captured very recently. Reports about the Italian man going missing and reports of his death came almost simultaneously. Zaman reports that Mr. Santoro was working for a British non-governmental organization. Xinhua reports that Mr. Santoro was 52 and from the Campania region near Naples. The Islamic Movement of Iraqi Mujahidin is new to me, but could simply be another translation of The Islamic Army in Iraq which operates in Ramadi, where Mr. Santoro was taken captive. Al Jazeera:

An Italian captive identified as Salvatore Santoro has been killed by his captors in Iraq, Aljazeera television reported.

Aljazeera on Thursday broadcast pictures of Santoro's passport and showed him sitting bound and blindfolded in a ditch with a gun to his head. In separate footage, four masked and armed men were shown reading a statement.

Quoting a statement from the "Islamic Movement of Iraqi Mujahidin", Aljazeera said Santoro had been killed after the group had found evidence that he supported the Americans....

A group of people took the photographer to Ramadi, in western Iraq, "where they showed him the body of a man and a passport.

Expect the video to be posted soon. Unlike the Margaret Hassan murder video, which was deemed too gruesome to show even by al Jazeera's standards, this one has some propaganda value. Muslims have fewer qualms killing infidel men than they do infidel women.

Related: Italian Hostage Enzo Baldoni Murdered

Posted by: Rusty at 11:41 AM


1 Gee, I guess the bayonets or whatever the hell they were using for the beheadings, have gotten too dull. Seems they are shooting everyone now.

Is there a Hassan video or am I missing something? Do we even know for sure she's dead?

Posted by: Laura at December 16, 2004 12:54 PM

2 Yes, Mrs. Hassan is dead. The video, though, was never released.

Posted by: Rusty at December 16, 2004 01:48 PM

3 Correct as usual. Naturally, the militants will have less qualms about killing men then women. The other film made them uncomfortable because even a child can see that killing a female aid worker is bad PR.
Keep up the good work.

Posted by: George W at December 16, 2004 02:50 PM

4 Apparently, he drove through a terrorist road block. Imagine, if he'd stopped for them, he might still be alive. Yeah, right.

Posted by: Ricky V at December 16, 2004 04:38 PM

5 More from the brave Islamic faggots. Mighty warriors they be. They represent the religion of peace.

Posted by: greyrooster at December 16, 2004 08:41 PM

6 Nuke Mecca!

Posted by: Andre at December 17, 2004 03:51 PM

7 csThere are teens wearing pantyhose
women masterbating in panties
latex stockings
stocking p0Rn
pantyhose toes

Posted by: atmor at June 29, 2006 10:19 PM

8 csThere are teens wearing pantyhose
women masterbating in panties
latex stockings
stocking p0Rn
pantyhose toes

Posted by: atmor at June 29, 2006 10:21 PM

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