#MyJihad in Algeria: Muslim hostage-takers say they’ll only kill “Christians and infidels”

Will the Islamophobia never end? “Algeria Gunmen Tell Hostages ‘We Only Kill Christians and Infidels,'” from Reuters, January 17 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

Islamist gunmen who seized hundreds of gas plant workers in the Sahara told Algerian staff they would not harm Muslims but would kill Western hostages they called “Christians and infidels”, a local man who escaped said on Thursday.

In a rare eyewitness account of Wednesday’s dawn raid deep in the desert, a local man employed at the facility told Reuters the militants appeared to have good inside knowledge of the layout of the complex and used the language of radical Islam.

“The terrorists told us at the very start that they would not hurt Muslims but were only interested in the Christians and infidels,” Abdelkader, 53, said by telephone from his home in the nearby town of In Amenas. “We will kill them, they said.”

His voice choking with emotion – “I’m a lucky man,” he said over the sound of children playing and a television relaying the latest news – Abdelkader described how he managed to escape along with many of the hundreds of Algerians initially detained.

He asked that his family name be withheld.

“I am still choked, and stressed,” he said, adding that he feared many of his foreign colleagues may have died. “The terrorists seemed to know the base very well,” he said, “Moving around, showing that they knew where they were going.”

The kidnappers said they were retaliating for last week’s French offensive in neighbouring Mali, and demanded that Paris call off the operation and that Algeria withdraw cooperation.

Security experts said, however, that the raid appeared to have been planned well in advance – although the decision to launch it now may have been influenced by events in Mali….

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  1. says

    Algerian security agencies will surely get a raise in their budget, and Islamic parasites will also benefit by the latest Jihad. Cops and terrorists both are supported by Western powers, the events in the Algerian oil fields is a demand for bigger donations and they will get it.

  2. says


    As Osama bin Laden before his death voiced jihadist support for the international global warming movement (condemning America and the industrialized world for poisoning Allah’s creation) the Al Qaida hostage crisis at the Algerian BP plant could very well be the first of many acts of Islamic eco-terrorism. What better company to start this jihad than British Petroleum which is responsible for one of the worst ecological disasters in history.

    Of course I’m being sarcastic. But with the terrorists threatening to attack other energy installations I’m certain that many environmental whackos (Obama may be one of them) are silently cheering and wishing them luck.

  3. says

    Now the Algerians have launched their second attack to free(?) the hostages. They had refused any external help so far.What expertise these morons have in ‘hostage situations’? Do they understand the need for zero/minimal loss of lives?[of hostages and rescuers]

    Hell,more lives at risk because of these jerks,who stand for pride without any humanitarian considerations.

    Islam does not care for human lives ,but we in the civilized world do!

    The Oil/Petroleum experts are a rare group,even among professionals.They should have never opted for a job in an islamic hell-hole.

    some reports said even escaping hostages were ‘mistakenly’ bombed by the Algerian army.

    As Clint Eastwood said in a film,’it’s a cluster f…

  4. says

    Nope: this has nothing to do with “Islam” “Islamist’s” or religion in general – it is a simple case of “work-place violence” This angry gang of disadvantaged Algerian’s, who perpetrated the takeover probably grew up in a poverty environment and were just angry with the wealthy, foreign gas-field workers. Had we been nicer to them, they would have not acted this way. No worries, however, because Obama’s lavish Inaugural extravaganza is just around the corner and we will have plenty of time be a bit nicer in the future to these poverty stricken Algerian’s so that it never happens again. Besides: Islam is a religion of peace – isn’t it?