This one’s a shocker, eh? You’d think that in all their study of the Qur’an they would have noticed that this sort of thing is forbidden by Islam.
Also, the Reuters headline only mentioned the threat to the UK hostage, although the body of the story is clear that the US hostages were threatened as well. Hmmm. From Reuters:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Insurgents have threatened to kill two Americans and a Briton unless the United States free Iraqi women prisoners, Al Jazeera says, and a suicide car bomb has killed 23 people outside Iraqi National Guard offices.
The Arabic broadcaster aired scenes from a videotape on Saturday of the three men it had obtained from the Tawhid and Jihad Group of
suspected al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, which said Washington had 48 hours to release Iraqi women prisoners in Abu Ghraib and
“The Tawhid and Jihad Group gave a 48-hour deadline for the release of the women prisoners in return for releasing the two Americans and
Briton kidnapped on Thursday, or they would implement the death penalty against them,” Al Jazeera said.
“Tawhid,” for those of you who may be just tuning in, is Islamic monotheism. Jihad is the way to ensure its hegemony.