Iran’s president says he intends to release, ‘pardon’ U.S. hikers
As usual: nothing to do with Islam because hostage taking is totally un-Islamic.Right?
I quote the notoriousÂ Abu Hamza:
If a kafir person (non-believer) goes in a Muslim country, he is like a cow. Anybody can take him. That is the Islamic law. …If a kafir is walking by and you catch him, he’s booty. You can sell him in the market. Most of them are spies. And even if they don’t do anything, if Muslims cannot take them and sell them in the market, you just kill them. It’s OK….I say the reality that’s in the Muslim books anyway. Whether I say it or not, it’s in the books.
After two years the criminal dregs who turned Iran into a sharia nightmare must have realized that America doesn’t take that much interest in the kidz from Berkely who got napped on a hiking trip. Â (WaPo)
American hikers Shane Bauer, left, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd wait to see their mothers at the Esteghlal hotel in Tehran. There are some really weird pic’s here…
TheyÂ areÂ hostages. And you can see the fear in their eyes; there is likely far more to come out about their treatment when they are out of custody. Â As was the case with Sara Shourd, they may well have sit for some photo ops and sing the praises of the Iranian regime all the way to the end of Iranian airspace.
TEHRAN â€” Iran’s President Mahmoud Â Ahmadinejad says he intends to release two Americans who have been jailed on charges of espionage for two years and grant them a “unilateral pardon.”
“I am helping to arrange for their release in a couple of days so they will be able to return home,” Ahmadinejad told The Washington Post in an hour-long interview at his office here. “This is of course going to be a unilateral humanitarian gesture.”
The Americans, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 29, were arrested along with another American while they were hiking along the Iran-Iraq border two years ago. In August, they were sentenced to eight years in prison.
The other American, Sarah Shourd, was released in September 2010 after posting a $500,000 bail.
Asked if Bauer and Fattal would definitely be released this week, Ahmadinejad said: “I hope so. I hope I will do that.”
The president’s decisions are subject to review by clerical authorities in the Islamic republic.
Massoud Shaffi, a lawyer representing the hikers, said he had been told by court officials that each of them would have to pay $500,000 in bail, as Shourd had to do.
“Basically if they don’t pay their bail, they won’t be Â freed,” Shaffi said. “I don’t know who arranged this, the court or the president. The judiciary has said that everything is being done according to their procedures.”
Ahmadinejad said Bauer and Fattal will be “free to choose” how they return to the United States.
“It is a unilateral pardon,” of the hikers, he said.