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Al Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Claims He Is Holding American Jewish Man Hostage
The Blaze ^ | 12/2/11 | Tiffany Gabbay

Posted on 12/02/2011 10:53:12 AM PST by Nachum

Warren Weinstein, pictured above, is a 70-year-old Jewish American and former USAID worker who was kidnapped from his bed late August in Pakistan. Now, a newly released audio message from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri claims responsibility for Weinstein’s disappearance and says the militant Islamist group is holding the man hostage. This supports a U.S. official’s claim that ”it’s entirely possible that al Qaeda or one of its militant allies may be holding Mr. Weinstein.”

In the 30-minute long statement, which is reportedly circulating on jihadi-websites, al-Zawahiri states:

“I tell the captive soldiers of al Qaeda and the Taliban and our female prisoners held in the prisons of the crusaders and their collaborators, we have not forgotten you and in order to free you we have taken hostage the Jewish American Warren Weinstein.”

The jihadist group also warns Weinstein‘s family not to trust President Obama’s assurances that everything is being done to ensure the American’s release, suggesting Obama would prefer that “[Weinstein] would be killed to get rid of his problem.“ He adds that Obama has the power to either ”kill“ or ”free” Weinstein based on his actions.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201108; al; alqaeda; aq; aymanalzawahiri; eij; hostage; pakistan; qaeda; warrenweinstein; weinstein; zawahiri

1 posted on 12/02/2011 10:53:19 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I hope he comes safely home, but why would any sane Jewish person go there after what happened to Daniel Pearl?


2 posted on 12/02/2011 11:02:44 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Nachum

Nobody needs a big salary THAT badly.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 11:04:25 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum

crowing about grabbing an old man, in his sleep, in your own backyard (Pakistan) is just plain pathetic. That counts as a “successful” operation?

Any self-respecting Jihadi should be ashamed!


4 posted on 12/02/2011 11:05:41 AM PST by PGR88
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To: heartwood

He’s an American Jew which is explains it all.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 11:43:12 AM PST by 556x45
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To: heartwood

He’s an American Jew which explains it all.


6 posted on 12/02/2011 11:43:34 AM PST by 556x45
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To: Nachum

Jews don’t belong going to Muzzie countries. Pretty stupid if you ask me. Especially with a name like Weinstein......


7 posted on 12/02/2011 11:51:51 AM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: heartwood

To improve the world.

I served man in shitholes in Africa because that is my duty as a Jewish man. I taught English and helped train air traffic controllers and civilian radar people, specifically.

I also carried an illegal sidearm, but that’s me.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 1:02:07 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Nachum
Do you suppose Weinstein will be released soon enough to vote for Obama in 2012?

Maybe absentee ballot.

9 posted on 12/02/2011 1:03:45 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Jewbacca

But did those particular African governments and most all of their people hate you just because you were a Jew?


10 posted on 12/02/2011 1:32:46 PM PST by heartwood
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To: heartwood

“But did those particular African governments and most all of their people hate you just because you were a Jew?”

Pretty much. Regardless of whether they were Christian, anialmalist, or muslim. Thought we had secret Jooo magic powers.

After we were there a while, they really, really liked us and respected us. Which was the point of why our government sponsored us, I suppose.

One was what is now South Sudan, BTW.


11 posted on 12/02/2011 2:34:16 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Nachum

For a detailed discussion of the personality of Ayman Zawahiri, see “Seal Target Geronimo”, by Chuck Pfarrer.

It’s the only “inside” story of the mission to bring Osama bin Laden to justice.

Pfarrer is the real deal - ex-SEAL, former member of SEAL Team Six, and a certified hard charger.

Zawahiri is apparently a psychpath - even for a member of al-Qaeda.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 3:47:28 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum
Obama already has the solution figured out.

Obama will inform Weinstein that he's been signed up for Obamacare, and that because he's 70 years old he was pre-approved for the Blue Pill.

-PJ

13 posted on 12/02/2011 3:56:07 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Nachum

This poor man will probably die a terrible death at the hands of monsters.

14 posted on 12/02/2011 5:36:01 PM PST by blam
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15 posted on 12/04/2011 9:15:45 AM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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16 posted on 12/04/2011 9:17:03 AM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: Nachum
Ayman al-Zawahiri claims responsibility for Weinstein’s disappearance and says the militant Islamist group is holding the man hostage

Why is Zawahiri still breathing?

17 posted on 03/15/2012 9:00:59 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: heartwood

That is CRAZY! Anybody named Weinstein shouldn’t get near an Islamic bung hole like Pakistan. He was old enough to know better.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 9:31:20 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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