From AFP via IOL:
Kandahar — A woman said by the Taliban to be one of 21 South Korean hostages pleaded for help Saturday in an emotional telephone conversation with AFP, saying the captives are ill and frightened.
“They threaten us, they tell us they’ll kill us,” the weeping woman said in the call set up by Taliban spokesperson Yousuf Ahmadi.
“It’s difficult, they’re very dangerous,” she said speaking at times in accented English and at times in Dari, an Afghan dialect.
One of her purported captors telephoned an AFP journalist from an unknown location and then handed the phone to the woman, who introduced herself as Sing Jo-Hin.
There was no immediate way of verifying her name or that she was one of 23 South Korean church aid workers kidnapped in the southern province of Ghazni on July 19.
The Taliban has since shot dead two hostages, both men, and warned that more captives will be killed unless some of its fighters are released from jail, a demand the Afghan government has rejected.
The Taliban has previously allowed a purported hostage to speak to media in a move seen aimed at increasing the pressure for its demands to be met as talks with the government appear to be making little headway.
So where do members of the religion of peace get these ideas? After all, even George Bush knows that the Quran says:
5:32. Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind. And indeed, there came to them Our Messengers with clear proofs, evidences, and signs, even then after that many of them continued to exceed the limits (e.g. by doing oppression unjustly and exceeding beyond the limits set by AllÃ¢h by committing the major sins) in the land!
Alas, that’s not all:
5:33. The recompense of those who wage war against AllÃ¢h and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.
Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, from an Islamic point of view, is indeed to “do mischief in the land”. Too bad the Taliban read the whole thing — unlike our Commander-in-Chief.