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.
An update onÂ this story. “Lawyer: Iran Sets Bail for 2 Jailed Americans,”
Thanks to Gates of Vienna
Of course, any good Muslim will tell you that “hostage taking is un-Islamic…” and western politicians will assure you that they will not Â “negotiate with terrorists”. Â In light of recent releases however, an absurd claim….
An Al Qaeda website is in effect calling for the taking of Dutch hostages so that they can be exchanged for Mohammed Bouyeri, the Islamic terrorist who ritually slaughtered Theo van Gogh in 2004 and is serving a life sentence for it.
Our Flemish correspondent VH has translated an article fromÂ De Telegraaf about the latest warnings:
Al-Qaeda wants the murderer of Theo van Gogh
by Bart Olmer
Mohammed Bouyeri, the murderer of Theo van Gogh, must be exchanged with western hostages. Jihadists have made that call to al-Qaeda in North Africa.
Continue reading He shall be released!
Thats what Sherifa Zuhur is teaching unsuspecting recruits at the US Army War College. In reality, Â kidnapping, hostage taking, raping captured women and selling them as slaves or for ransom is all part and parcel of Mohammedan warfare and tradition that goes back to the meshugga prophet.
Al Qaeda: “We Will Murder French & Italian Hostages if You Don’t Release our Brothers”
Good news: al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Northwest Africa) did not kill Italian Sergio Cicala and Pierre Camatte, from France as they had promised.
Bad news: they’re giving Italy and FranceÂ 25 more days to exert pressure on the government of Mali to release members of AQIM. After that the two hostages will be murdered.
Related News from Jawa & Pak Tribune:
American Bowe Bergdahl in Taliban hostage video
Taliban Threaten to Murder American Hostage Pfc. Bergdahl if al Qaeda Operative Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Not Released (UPDATE: Siddiqui’s family working with Taliban, but, you know, she’s innocent or something)
France and Italy have a long tradition of caving in to the demands of terrorists over hostages. While this may save the lives of today’s hostages, it also leads to more hostage taking. Such a strategy leads to more hostage taking and deaths.
We demand the hostages be set free without any conditions or any quid pro quo. Hostage taking is barbaric and exposes al Qaeda as the murderous thugs that they are. If you support this, you too are a barbarian.
Unfortunately for Muslims, the taking of slaves and hostages in battle was a practice endorsed by Muhammad. The practice is clearly evil. Either Muhammad wasn’t a prophet, or his example (sunnah) in many cases should not be followed.
Paul Chandler (L) being examined by Somali doctor Abdi Mohamed Helmi ‘Hangul’
“As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, ‘When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks’ (Qur’an sura 47, verse 4)” — Al-Mawardi,Â al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah, (The Laws of Islamic Governance).
This one seems to have been ransomed in exchange for prisoners.
“French hostage freed in Mali,” by Angela Doland forÂ The Associated Press, February 23: via JW
Ransom Demand for German Hostages
Archive photo of airhead Jill Carroll (replacement for another picture from a bunch of wankers who call themselves “diggers realm”- )
The German government has been presented with a new challenge in Yemen. Kidnappers holding a German family are allegedly demanding $2 million in ransom and the release of several suspected Islamist terrorists being held by the Yemeni government. The demands are being met with skepticism.Â more…
Cry me a river:
The Pain of Listening
For years, US interrogators at Guantanamo used painfully loud music on prisoners at Camp Delta. Rock musicians like Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and civil rights organization are demanding an investigation into the practice.Â By Tobias RappÂ more…
More than half of the approx. 220,000 Turkish immigrants – 2.65% of the 8.3 million people in Austria – want Islamic law introduced into the Austrian legal system.Â Asked whether some parts of Islamic law (e.g. marriage, family and inheritance laws) should be incorporated into Austrian law, 50% agreed, 16% said it depended on which elements were incorporated and 22% were against it.Â Responses varied by education level and German language skills, but religion was the most decisive factor.Â Close to 62% of religious-political Muslims agreed Sharia should be incorporated, compared to 41% of secular Muslims.Â In both groups, an additional 16% said it depends on what elements were to be incorporated.
72% says that following religious commandments is more important than democratic ones.Â For 57% of the Turks, the laws and regulations of Islam are more important than that of Austria.Â And almost half of the Turkish immigrants say that crime in Austria is caused by democracy… Islam in Europe>>
MILF raids Philippine village, uses hostages as human shields
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front doesn’t seem to have any problem using civilian hostages in furthering the goals of its jihad.
Evidently this group is filled with still more Misunderstanders of Islam, right? Because we all know that this kind of behavior is not sanctioned in Islam, right?
In reality, procedures dictating what to do with hostages are deeply rooted in Islamic legal thought. The Shafi’i jurist al-Mawardi explained that Muslims who took hostages had four options: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, ‘When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks’ (Qur’an sura 47, verse 4)” –Â al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah, (The Laws of Islamic Governance).
In this case they were freed, once they had served their purpose as human shields.
“Muslim rebels raid southern Philippine village,” fromÂ The News International, May 16 (thanks to Jihad Watch):
COTABATO: Muslim separatist rebels raided a southern Philippine village, ransacked stores and used about 20 hostages as human shields in their escape, the military said Saturday.
Continue reading Phillipino Jihad: MILF's Must Be Chronic Misunderstanders of Islam
H/T eye on the world:
Is living under the Sharia great or what?
(Times Online) TALIBAN militants who have seized swathes of North West Frontier Province in Pakistanhave inflicted a reign of terror on villagers, landowners and the police, using kidnapping, looting, pillaging and murder to impose their will.
* Damn. Where is Sherifa Zuhur when you need her? Don’t these ignorant Taliban folks know that kidnapping is totally un-Islamic?
Yesterday, as Pakistani forces stepped up their campaign to retake territory in the districts of Buner, Dir and Swat, it emerged that in one Taliban-controlled village, Pir Baba in Buner, the militants were holding 2,000 people as human shields in case the army attacked.
Continue reading Taliban terrorizes 2,000 villagers as human shields