Thursday, August 24, 2006

Disproportionate Demands

Kidnapped from Gaza City on August 14th, FOX correspondent, Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig were shown on videotape Wednesday to issue statements. From the LA Times:
The purported kidnappers spoke out as well. A heretofore unknown group calling itself the Holy Jihad Brigades claimed responsibility for the abduction and demanded the release of all Muslim prisoners held by the United States — "everybody without exception" — within 72 hours.

"Release what you have, and we will release what we have," the group said in a statement to reporters. "If you implement our conditions, we will implement our promise; otherwise, you will have to wait, and God will be the judge."

The statement, in elaborately religious language, included references to several Koranic verses, one of which alludes to the exchange of prisoners in wartime. It was not immediately clear whether the statement referred to prisoners in the U.S. or in American facilities in Iraq; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Afghanistan.
Not to devalue the lives of the two kidnapped victims, but how does any terrorist group realistically expect such demands to be met?

I pray for the safe release of Centanni and Wiig, and that they are reunited with their families.

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Blogger Gayle said...

I posted on them too. Michelle Malkin started a blogburst because most news stations have not been covering this regularly, just Fox.

They know the policy is to not negotiate with Terrorists. Once we start doing that, all is lost. I feel badly for these two men, and pray that they will be safely returned. This would be a horrendous experience that we cannot truly even imagine!

Thursday, August 24, 2006 2:54:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

This group has to know that it's making a demand that the U.S. would never agree to.

I'm praying that the kidnappers just want to get attention and have no intention of harming the two men.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Releasing every single Muslim in US prisons without exception would include murderers, rapists and thugs by the thousands.

But their demands don't stop there. The note demands that we: "Embrace Islam and you will be saved, or else, enjoy yourselves until your turn comes to be slaughtered."

This is the goal of all jihadis. Force us to submit or convert to Islam or die.

I realize that's a painful reality for most people.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:16:00 PM  

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