A militant group calling itself "The Holders of the Black Banners," has taken 2 Kenyans, 3 Indians and an Egyptian Hostage and threatened to behead them unless their countries pull out troops and the company that employs them ceases working in Iraq. The thing is none of these countries are part of the coalition.
This is just the first in a series of increased hostage taking that I see coming due to the Philippines bending over and taking it for 1 individual.
I'm wondering if Philippine President Arroyo will now go on national TV and announce that she is sorry that the families of these individuals will have to suffer because of her selfish political actions.
Update: Slantpoint has a good little take on this here.
2nd Update: There are now 7 hostages. 3 Kenyans, not 2.