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 Islamic Evangelism

Check out how these ole boys are getting converts: (its sad and tragic, but I'm smiling cause it underlines the utter depravity of Islamo-facists)

Fox News Journalists Free After Declaring Conversion
JERUSALEM, Aug. 27 — Two journalists kidnapped in Gaza were released unharmed on Sunday after being forced at gunpoint to say on a videotape that they had converted to Islam.

The two journalists for Fox News — Steve Centanni, 60, an American correspondent, and Olaf Wiig, 36, a freelance cameraman from New Zealand — were held for 13 days in an abandoned garage in the Gaza Strip as hostages of a previously unknown group calling itself the Holy Jihad Brigades.

“I’m really fine, healthy in good shape and so happy to be free,” Mr. Centanni told Fox News. He said the two had been forced at gunpoint to say that they were converting to Islam and had taken Muslim names. “I have the highest respect for Islam,” he said. “But it was something we felt we had to do because they had the guns, and we didn’t know what the hell was going on.”

Earlier on Sunday, their captors delivered a video showing the two men in Arab robes reading from the Koran to indicate their conversion.

After their release, the two men were brought to a hotel in Gaza to be greeted by colleagues. They then met with the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Ismail Haniya of Hamas, who had called for their captors to free them.

He dismissed suggestions that any Qaeda-associated group was in Gaza and said of the kidnappers, “These are young men who carried out the action out of private beliefs.”

But the identities of the group were a puzzle, and there were no immediate arrests. Nor was there any immediate indication of a ransom payment. The kidnappers demanded that the United States release all Muslim prisoners, but they threatened no particular consequences.

In Gaza, there was speculation that the group consisted of angry or disaffected members of various militant groups trying to embarrass Mr. Haniya and President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah. Others suggested a private grievance.

In a brief news conference, Mr. Wiig said he hoped the kidnapping would not prevent foreign journalists from covering Gaza. “That would be a great tragedy for the people of Palestine and especially for the people of Gaza,” he said.

Mr. Wiig’s wife, Anita McNaught, a television journalist, thanked Palestinian officials and Fox News for their efforts. The men refused to take questions, then traveled to the Erez border crossing and entered Israel.

Mr. Centanni told his network that he and Mr. Wiig had been blindfolded, handcuffed and taken to the abandoned garage with a generator. “I was thinking, ‘Oh God, O.K., so a remote warehouse with a big noisy generator. I’m toast,’ ” Mr. Centanni said. “They could simply shoot me in the head, and no one would hear it.”

He said he and Mr. Wiig had been forced to make videotapes denouncing American policies as well as saying they had converted to Islam.

 2006/8/27 23:05

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 Re: Islamic Evangelism

Yes, indeed tragic. But we have weapons! our struggle is not against flesh and blood.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2006/8/27 23:59Profile


yes and amen.

 2006/8/28 1:48

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 Re: Greg

Yeah, that is ridiculous. What are they trying to prove... that they are demonic? We figured that one out already.

Eli Brayley

 2006/8/28 8:29Profile

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