More evidence of the sharp distinction between believers and unbelievers in Islam — a distinction that colors virtually every aspect of Muslim/infidel interaction and coexistence. From IslamOnline, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A German woman recently released in Iraq after being held hostage for more than three weeks said on Monday that her captors promised not to hurt her because she is a Muslim.
Susanne Osthoff, a 43-year-old aid worker and archaeologist, told an Arabic TV channel that her kidnappers also said they didn’t want money in exchange for her release.
“They said ‘Ms. Susan, we know you and you are Iraq’s friend’,” said Osthoff, a convert to Islam.
“‘We’re informing you now this was a political reason why we kidnapped you, and we’ll inform you later about what will happen, so don’t be afraid, we don’t harm women or children, and you are Muslim’,” Osthoff quoted one of the kidnappers as saying.