The fate of two Italian, pacifist, aid workers who were taken hostage
may never be known.
MILITANTS loyal to al-Qaeda's No.2 have given Italy 24 hours to promise to release Muslim women prisoners in Iraq in exchange for details about two kidnapped women aid workers.
"We ask Italy to promise unconditionally to release all Muslim women prisoners from Iraqi prisons. In turn we will give a little information about the Italian female hostages," the Ansar al-Zawahiri group purportedly said through a statement published on a website today.
"The Italian government has 24 hours to reply to our demands, otherwise Italian people will never discover the fate of the Italian women hostages."
Sounds like they've already been executed to me. Why would anyone release prisoners for "a lttle information" on the fates of the hostages?
In addition to this the terrorists make threats towards denmark.
The group also threatened Denmark, saying it was "now the Denmark's turn to have its share of punishment" after "both Italy and Russia have been punished".
Copenhagen maintains 500 soldiers under British command in southern Iraq.
These people aren't that smart. They've been picking up any white person they can find without regards to their ethnicity. They're so scattershot in their methods. Here's their plan:
1) Pick up white hostage.
2) Figure out ethnicity.
3) If useful, make some absurd demand.
Denmark for christs sake! That bastion of evil people in freakin Denmark!
Oh, BTW Rusty you're incorrect. They didn't say they'd kill them they said they'd just give "a little info on their fate". I'll expect a full retraction from you on CBS news tommorow night.
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