Over the years we’ve linked to Jihad Unspun several times to illustrate jihadist perspectives. The site’s founder, Beverly Giesbrecht, is a Canadian convert to Islam who now goes by the name Khadija Abdul Qahaar — but her open allegiance to the global jihad didn’t stop jihadists in Pakistan from kidnapping her.
Will she now call upon her country’s government and its allies — that is, the very institutions she has despised and rejected — to save her?
A West Vancouver, B.C. journalist has reportedly been kidnapped in a tribal area of northern Pakistan.
Beverly Giesbrecht, a Web magazine publisher in British Columbia who adopted the name Khadija Abdul Qahaar after converting to Islam after 9/11, was seized at gunpoint on Tuesday while gathering material for an upcoming documentary in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.
An English language Pakistani newspaper reported the incident Wednesday, saying the journalist and her translator were seized by armed men, and police were combing the area to locate her.
Lisa Monette, spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs, would not confirm the report, but did say a Canadian is missing in Pakistan.
On an Oct. 22 posting to her publication’s website, Jihad Unspun, Qahaar appealed to her contributors for money to help her secure a visa to exit Pakistan, citing kidnapping fears.
“We have managed to get very good material out of the country to our production group but our physical safety is now paramount,” Qahaar writes.
“As a woman, I have already had a few close calls in the tribal areas as kidnappers.”…
Very close indeed at this point.