Someone is going to get called on the carpet in the Jihad Publicity Bureau — you know, the guys who post the braggadocio-laden, threat-filled announcements on Islamic websites. From The Observer, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
A British man kidnapped in Iraq and held for five days by armed men who threatened to behead him was rescued last week by American special forces and astonished to discover that no one had noticed he was missing.
Phil Sands, 28, a freelance journalist, was held by gunmen who ambushed his car in Baghdad. He said the worst aspect of his ordeal was imagining the anguish of his family. But his parents were holidaying in Morocco and knew nothing of his sufferings until he called them after he was released during a chance raid by US forces on a farm outside Baghdad.