Giesbrecht kidnapping: quick, send money!

*  If this story doesn’t make your heart bleed I don’t know what will: (sarc off/ed)

Taliban again threatens to behead founder of jihadist website

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They may really mean it this time

The founder of the jihadist website Jihad Unspun, Beverly Giesbrecht, is a Canadian convert to Islam who now goes by the name Khadija Abdul Qahaar — but her open allegiance to the global jihad didn’t stop jihadists in Pakistan from kidnapping her. Several weeks ago she made a video in which she said that her jihadist captors had set a deadline to behead her by the end of March. Now they’re saying the deadline is tomorrow.

One side says she is a spy, and the other says she is pro-terrorist. Neither is rushing to embrace her. “Taliban threatens to kill Canadian hostage if ransom not paid by Sunday,” from Canwest News Service, April 3 (thanks to JW):

Beverly Giesbrecht, a semi-retired Canadian publishing entrepreneur and convert to Islam, now calling herself Khadija Abdul Qahaar. Government officials in northwest Pakistan are trying to negotiate her release after she was kidnapped with three local guides Tuesday, a Pakistani newspaper says. Beverly Giesbrecht, a semi-retired Canadian publishing entrepreneur and convert to Islam, now calling herself Khadija Abdul Qahaar. Government officials in northwest Pakistan are trying to negotiate her release after she was kidnapped with three local guides Tuesday, a Pakistani newspaper says.Taliban militants who are holding a Canadian woman hostage in Pakistan say they will kill her if their demand for a $2-million ransom is not met by Sunday, according to a report from a Pakistani newspaper.

The latest threat against Khadija Abdul Qahaar was made in a pamphlet circulated in parts of North Waziristan, a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan, The International News reported.

Last month, the militants released a video in which the 52-year-old Qahaar pleaded for help, saying her captives planned to behead her if the ransom wasn’t paid.

“Time is very short and my life is going to end,” she said on the video, pointing at a long knife hanging behind her.

The militants set a March 31 deadline, which they later extended to April 3.

They say the new deadline of April 5 is final.

The former West Vancouver resident was kidnapped in November along with three guides while travelling to record video.

Qahaar, who changed her name from Beverly Giesbrecht after converting to Islam in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, is the owner and publisher of a controversial pro-Islamic web magazine called Jihad Unspun, which is registered to a West Vancouver address.

Qahaar’s website was criticized by the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, which flagged it as “a Canadian pro-terrorist website.”

In the new pamphlets, the militants charged that Qahaar was not a journalist but rather a spy sent by the Canadian government.

Under the Islamic laws, her punishment is death,” the pamphlet reads, according to the newspaper report.

“We once again ask the Pakistan and Canadian governments to accept our demands by April 5, or else we will kill Khadija Abdul Qahaar,” it said….

9 thoughts on “Giesbrecht kidnapping: quick, send money!”

  1. Sheik

    I’ve linked to one of your earlier stories on our Wigan weblog:

    http://wiganpatriot.blogspot.com/2009/04/lessons-to-learn.html

    Thanks.

    If you want to learn what we mean by “The Leigh Clawhammer Gang”, go here:

    http://wiganpatriot.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-post.html

    A long read – but interesting, at least to our supporters and our local readers, regarding the behaviour of the leftards (BBC link has a relevant photo), and also that of our media. Is the Oz local media any different, in your personal experience? 🙂

  2. I don’t hold up any hope- other than that this may be a way to get much needed funds.. They have been putting this off and dropping the ransom.

  3. They could will kill her – she may have converted but she is a western woman – and these arab/paki scum consider black african muslims as sub human!! However, she made her bed, and in making her bed she has placed the rest of us at risk – she has to accept the consequences of her decisions. The best that we can do is hunt down the muslim scum and kill them if she is killed. I think that we need to rewrite the terms of engagement in Afghanistan, and I don’t want idiot politicians involved in the rewrite.

  4. I wonder what her cut from the deal would be? Well what they promised her I mean, doubt she would get a cent of it.

  5. When will they learn? Never I am afraid, untill it is too late.
    Look at how many western girls are marrying with someone with the Islam religion.
    Here in the USA, a so called liberal Muslim, who had a TV station, to make relations better between the West and them. His wife asks for divorce, OFF goes her HEAD. Welcome to Islam.
    Don’t they read or see documentary movies of women from the West stranded in Islam countries and their children being kidnapped.
    I hope for her that it will not happen, but paying money to those Terrorist, NO thank you. Sorry!!!

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