“Kill threat after Wood prayer vigil,” from the Australian Daily Telegraph, with thanks to Mackie.
DEATH threats were made to an Arab community radio station after it organised a prayer vigil for abducted Australian Douglas Wood.
The station, 2ME, received calls this week from Muslim extremists threatening to kill staff if they continued to campaign for the release of Mr Wood.
2ME general manager Graham Dick said breakfast announcer Anis Ghanem received the threats off-air after he asked his Arab listeners to pray for Mr Wood.
“One of these people told him to stop encouraging the release of Mr Wood in Iraq. The announcer said he was going to hang up and this guy said ‘There is no point hanging up because I am going to come around there and neck you’,” Mr Dick said.
“Neck you,” eh? It seems that has a different meaning in Australia from its meaning in America.
Mr Ghanem said he was considering going to the police but would push ahead with his campaign for the Australian Arab community to demand Douglas Wood’s release…