Two embassy workers. As apostates from Islam. From AP, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — The al-Qaida in Iraq militant group said Thursday that it has sentenced to death two Moroccan embassy employees kidnapped last month in Iraq.
The group said in a statement posted on an Islamist Web forum that its ”Islamic court” had judged the two men as ”apostates” who were waging a ”war on Islam.”
”Based on this, the court decided to issue God’s verdict upon the apostates and sentenced them to death,” it said. The statement, whose authenticity could not be confirmed, did not say whether the two men had been killed.