Among the hostages freed yesterday were three Egyptians who recounted how they reassured their captors about their employer. From AP, with thanks to Romy:
Three Egyptian telecommunications workers abducted last week were also among those freed Tuesday, their parent company, Orascom, announced in Cairo. A fourth Egyptian in the group was freed Monday and two others remain hostage.
The freed Egyptians said their captors treated them well.
“They didn’t torture us. We slept well, they offered us clean food,” Alaa Makar told Iraqi TV. “They wanted to know whether this organization belongs to Jews and we explained … it is purely Egyptian.”
If they had answered, “Why, yes it does!” would they still be in captivity?