Sanctioned by the example of the Prophet Muhammad and the dictates of Islamic law, beheading — as the rest of the world is learning — is a perfectly acceptable practice for the Muslim warrior. From AP, with thanks to nevermindlv:
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Arab satellite TV network Al-Jazeera aired a videotape Sunday purportedly from al-Qaida linked militants showing a South Korean hostage begging for his life and pleading with his government to withdraw troops from Iraq.
The kidnappers, who identified themselves as belonging to a group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, gave South Korea 24 hours to meet its demand or “we will send you the head of this Korean.”
“Please, get out of here,” the man screamed in English, flailing his arms. “I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die. I know that your life is important, but my life is important.”
Of course it is. But none of our lives will be important if these thugs start getting their way by means of threats and murder.