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Merciful Muslims Murder British Tourist

From those defenders of the faith at Reuters:

Al Qaeda kills British hostage in Mali

By Raissa Kasolowsky And Kate Kelland

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s North African wing said on Wednesday it had carried out its threat to kill a British hostage it was holding in the Sahara.

Britain said it had reason to believe the hostage, Edwin Dyer, had been killed and Prime Minister Gordon Brown condemned the killing as "a barbaric act of terrorism" and said the killers would be hunted down.

An official source in Algeria told Reuters: "The Briton, according to our information, has been killed by AQIM (al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in Mali."

The group had said it would kill the Briton if the British government did not release Abu Qatada, a Jordanian Islamist it is holding in prison.

Dyer was killed on May 31 after a second deadline for the group’s demands expired, it said in a statement on a website used by al Qaeda-linked groups.

"The British captive was killed so that he, and with him the British state, may taste a tiny portion of what innocent Muslims taste every day at the hands of the Crusader and Jewish coalition to the east and to the west," the statement said

It was the first time AQIM has killed a hostage…

Dyer was one of a group of European tourists kidnapped after attending a festival of Tuareg culture.

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has claimed responsibility for kidnapping two Canadian diplomats and four European tourists in the past five months. The two diplomats and two of the tourists were freed in Mali in April, leaving Dyer and a Swiss citizen in captivity.

Last month, Algerian media said AQIM was demanding 10 million euros ($14 million) for Dyer and the Swiss national.

Salima Tlemcani, an expert in security issues who writes for Algeria’s El Watan newspaper, said Dyer had been killed because no ransom had been paid.

"It is all about money. The Canadians, the Austrians were released because AQIM got the money it asked for," she said

The Swiss Foreign Ministry called the killing an "extreme violation of human dignity"

Note that Reuters buries the detail that Mr. Dyer was killed because no one paid his share of the $14 million dollar ransom.

These Mohammedans are so religious.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Merciful Muslims Murder British Tourist”

  1. proreason says:

    “Dyer was one of a group of European tourists ”

    Looks like I may have to rethink my next holiday in the Sahara.

  2. catie says:

    Well you know the real terrorists are those who serve/d in the US Military so this must just be a renegade group because, you know AQ they’re just peace loving fools./sarc off
    How sad and disgusting. I always thought I would like to go back to North Africa again sometime. However, I think I will never set foot on that continent again.

  3. MinnesotaRush says:

    The original headline read:

    “Al Qaeda kills British hostage in Mali; but didn’t waterboard him” (sarc)

    God bless Mr Dyer and his loved ones.

  4. Moonspinner says:

    Why would anyone vacation in that region? It is sort of like Russian roulette, or maybe I should say al qaeda roulette, which is far more dangerous.

  5. bousquem says:

    If GB had any balls left they would send the SAS and SBS to track down all these scum and put bullets into all their heads.

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