Yemen: Jihadists Kill 9 Foreigners, Including Kids

9 Abducted Foreigners, Including 3 Children, Found Dead in Yemen

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Jihadists murder hostages in Yemen

  • Robert Spencer explains the inevitable ‘nothing to do with Islam’ apologies:

‘Umdat al-Salik, a manual of Islamic jurisprudence certified by Al-Azhar University in Cairo (the most respected authority in Sunni Islam) as conforming “to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni community,” lays out four options for hostages: “When an adult male is taken captive, the caliph considers the interests … (of Islam and the Muslims) and decides between the prisoner’s death, slavery, release without paying anything, or ransoming himself in exchange for money or for a Muslim captive held by the enemy” (o9.14).

“Foreign hostages found dead in Yemen,” from AAP, June 15 

Seven out of nine foreign hostages including a child were found murdered in northern Yemen on Monday, security officials said.“We have found the corpses of seven people who were kidnapped,” a local security official said. “They were killed.”

Two of the three children captured with the group were reportedly found alive.

The bodies were found by the son of a tribal leader in Noshour, east of the volatile Saada mountainous area of northern Yemen where the nine were abducted, the official said.

The authorities had accused Shi’ite Zaidi rebels in Saada of seizing seven Germans, a British engineer and a South Korean woman teacher. The rebels denied the charge.

The nine – among them three German children and two women nurses – belong to an international relief group that has been working at a hospital in Saada province bordering Saudi Arabia for 35 years, a local official said on Sunday….


The nine foreigners, including seven German nationals, a Briton and a South Korean, disappeared last week while on a picnic in the “restive” northern Saada region of Yemen.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press, announced the discovery of the remaining six bodies Monday after three others had been found mutilated earlier in the day.

Yemen, the poorest nation in the Middle East, is home to restive tribes, a Shiite rebellion, as well as a branch of Al Qaeda which operates in its remote regions and has often targeted foreigners as well as the U.S. embassy.

Shepherds roaming the area found the the remains of three of the women in the mountainous northern Saada province near the town of el-Nashour, known as a hideout for Al Qaeda militants, the official said.

In Berlin, the Foreign Ministry said it could not confirm the reports that the Germans had been killed. A spokesman, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, said that a ministry crisis team and the German embassy in San’a were working together to try and get more details.

Yemeni authorities said the group included a German doctor, his wife and their three children, as well as a Briton and his South Korean wife and two other German nationals. They were all working in a hospital in Saada, the state news agency said.

South Korea’s Foreign Ministry identified their national by her family name, Eom, and said she is a 34-year-old aid worker in Yemen.

Chantel Mortimer, the press officer at the British Embassy, expressed concern and said that the embassy is seeking information about the rest of the hostages including the British one.

“We are very concerned that bodies were found. We are seeking further details,” she said.

The killing of hostages is not common in Yemen, where tribesmen often kidnap foreigners to press the government on a range of demands, including a ransom, but usually release them unharmed. Kidnapping involving Al Qaeda, however, have been lethal for the hostages in the past.

A tribal leader in the area, who also spoke on condition of anonymity for the same reason as the security official, blamed Al Qaeda for the Friday abduction and the killing.

In March, four South Korean tourists in Yemen died in an apparent homicide bombing blamed on Al Qaeda.

Earlier, the Yemeni government had accused a Shiite rebel group in Saada, led by Abdel Malak al-Hawthi, but the group issued a statement saying it has not been involved in any abductions of foreigners.

Yemen, the ancestral homeland of Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, had long been a haven for Islamic militants and was the scene of the October 2000 homicide bombing of the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors.

Yemen is also the Arab world’s poorest nation — and one of its most unstable — making it fertile territory for Al Qaeda to set up camp.

Nine missing foreigners in Yemen have all turned up dead, a Yemeni official said Monday, apparently executed by their kidnappers in the impoverished nation in the Arabian peninsula.

12 thoughts on “Yemen: Jihadists Kill 9 Foreigners, Including Kids”

  1. KILL THESE MUSLIM MURDERERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR TRIBE – NO MERCY – NO PITY AND NO REGRET!!!!! THEY HAVE SET THEIR OWN FATE.

  2. Remember Kaw:

    comments like this “make us just like terrorists and create a cycle of hate”– next time throw a bible at them, perhaps then they will mend their evil ways…

  3. Sheik,
    They will not mend their ways and I stand by the original comment.
    There is no other response that is appropriate. These “people” have murdered for NO reason. They will do so again. This was almost certainly done to show someone that they could successfully prosecute a terror action. The people who did this are almost certainly male and almost certainly young. The people who did this are almost certainly known to their community. This makes their community as guilty by their silence as the perpetrators. You can throw all the bibles you wish – and you can turn your cheek as many times as you wish – the end result of your forgiveness will change nothing. History is dotted with many example of where Neville Chamberlains have absolutely failed and following their course of action has cost countless more lives. Sometimes you have to fight.

  4. Why would any foreigners take their children to the Yemen?
    I can understand how you feel Kaw.
    I just read an interesting article by an ex muslim on australian islamist monitor , really excellent on the demise of islam. He goes into great detail about all the various sects and how they hammer each both , burn each others mosques etc. His clear analysis was that islam depends on human blood , if not the blood of infidels then the blood of other islamic sects. Big bad Mo himself even predicted the demise of islam.
    We can live in hope.

  5. THESE FOLKS WERE WORKING IN MEDICAL AID PROGRAMS. THIS IS ALMOST CERTAINLY WHY THEY WERE MURDERED, BECAUSE THEY WERE HELPING THE LOW LIFE ARAB SCUM IN YEMEN, AND THIS IMAGE WAS NOT THE IMAGE SOME ISLAMIST KID WANTED TO PROPOGATE. WE CAN ACCELERATE THE DEMISE OF ISLAM AND ITS CHILD MOLESTING PROPHET BY REVERTING BACK TO THE SWORD AND DESTROYING THESE SCUM WITH PITY, WITHOUT MERCY AND WITHOUT DOUBT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  6. Time and time again Mohammedans actions just prove that the PC, left wing, Multi Culti, Moonbats who abound in Western culture and the idiots in our Western Governments that they vote for and the totally devalued Dhimmie MSM who keep telling us that ‘Islam is a religion of peace’ are absolutely INSANE. How the Islamophiles who keep spewing OBVIOUS PROVABLE nonsense that they do about Islam can sleep at nights knowing how they are laughed as idiots at by both the Mohammedan rabble and all right thinking people amazes me.

  7. Free speech is a crucial thing…I used to write on another site..it got shut down. Just look at the lengths these people have been going to to make it illegal to criticise islam.
    I think many people are brainwashed , others are very frightened , still others are asleep…they will only wake up when something hits them really close to home and by then it may well be too late. I guess it depends where you live.

  8. Yes,
    I agree with Theresaj – the muslims are working overtime to prevent any rational critic from commenting on their actions.

  9. As 6 of the hostages bodies have not yet been found then there is still hope of them still being alive. Their deaths have not been officially confirmed. The British man is a friend of mine and some of the comments worry me. WE are worried sick about him and the other 5, bu if the kidnappers read comments like the ones above then surely this would inflame them and the hostages could then be killed if they are not already dead.

  10. Sue,
    I hope your friends are found safe and well. If this is allowed to pass unchallenged then what next?? Three women have been murdered for no reason by a group of muslim thugs. Do you believe that this should be ignored? They are holding your friends as a weapon precisely so that people will be forced to accede to their demands, assuming that your friends are alive. If muslim kidnappers murder because of what people write then they (the muslim kidnappers) need to destroyed. If we are silent because we fear the actions of the muslim kidnappers then they have won and the number of hostages has increased by many order of magnitude.

  11. Sheik,
    The following is not intended as comment, merely as a reflection on my opinion of Sues email. Sue is trying to do what she can to save her friend – in this situation it is almost impossible to see the wood for the trees. Unless I have stood in the same place where she now stands I would not be hard on her. All I can do at present is pray that the remaining 6 are alive and delivered to safety soon. But I will not sacrifice the safely of others to do this.

    As for the arab muslims concerned … I remember when a memorial for the victims of the Bali massacre was held in Brisbane the most striking thing for me was a five or six year old muslim girl saying to the media “It wasnt us.”. There was no thought or prayer given for the victims and their families. She was almost certainly instructed by an adult to say this in order to make muslims more palatable since it was then known that muslim extremists were responsible for the murders. In exactly the same way there have been demonstrations protesting against the murders in Sanaa, not against the murders themselves, but because the murders have given these muslims a bad name (I should note this is from the Arab press and may be deliberately inaccurate)! If these stories are true then I feel this is a very accurate and subtle commentary given by muslims themselves on how they view their place in the world. I leave readers to draw their own conclusions.

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