Latest American victim of the Somali jihad
Add that to the 2.5 million dollars Somalis are demanding for the Canadian woman they raped — and impregnated — and you can see that Somalia’s jihad-al-mal, or “money-jihad,” is going rather well. An update on this story. “Pirates Demand Ransom After U.S. Ship Captain Tries to Escape,” from Fox News, April 10:
A Somali negotiator said Friday pirates holding American ship captain Richard Phillips hostage want a $2 million ransom and are ready to kill Phillips if attacked.
The Navy is moving a huge amphibious ship closer to the scene of the standoff. Defense officials say the USS Boxer, the flag ship for a multination anti-piracy task force, will be nearby soon.
The ransom announcement by the unidentified Somali, who helped negotiate a ransom paid last year to pirates who seized a Ukrainian ship carrying tanks, comes the same day Phillips was recaptured after he made an escape attempt from the life boat where he is being held hostage.[…]
Maybe if no ranson was paid for the Ukrainian ship, Somali pirate-jihadis would not have been further emboldened to attack a U.S. ship.
Sometime overnight, captain Phillips got away for a short period, and jumped off the lifeboat in an attempt to swim away, probably managing to escape through the lifeboat’s backdoor. The drama was witnessed at some distance by the U.S. Navy, but it reportedly happened so quickly they could not provide assistance.
Defense officials said that one of the pirates fired an automatic weapon when Phillips tried to swim to safet[y], but it was not clear whether the pirate fired at the fleeing hostage, or into the air.
Because, you know, that really matters…