Skip to comments.Filmmaker fears for Somali pirate hostage
Posted on 01/28/2012 8:42:01 PM PST by BenLurkin
MOGADISHU, Somalia (KABC) -- The Somali pirates who are holding a Southern California man hostage released a statement Friday night saying they have moved the man around four times in fear of a Navy SEALs attack.
This comes after the dramatic rescue of two other hostages this week, possibly putting his life at risk.
Michael Scott Moore, an author and journalist from Manhattan Beach, had been working from Berlin, Germany, and had traveled to Somalia before to conduct research. But this time, he was captured.
There are conflicting reports from Somalia about whether the pirates plan to hold him ransom or seek revenge.
Moore wrote "Sweetness and Blood," a book on surfing around the world, and it was named book of the year by the Economist in 2010. Moore's specialty is political hotspots.
The 1987 graduate of Mira Costa High School was intrigued about pirates and was in Somalia on a research mission. He was kidnapped just two days before U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 conducted a stealth mission in the war-torn country to rescue two aid workers, 32-year-old Jessica Buchanan and 60-year-old Poul Thisted. Nine Somali kidnappers were killed during the raid.
Moore was reportedly seized by 15 men near the northern town of Galkayo, known as the "kidnap capital." He told the New York Times that the book about pirates was to expose the clash between hard fact and cliched mythology.
According to the Somalia Report, which tracks pirate activity, a pirate leader known as Mu'min said, "We don't plan to ransom them because they killed our colleagues which we are from the same tribe."
Another pirate, Hasan Abdi, told the Associated Press, "If they try again, we will all die together."
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"These guys are not good people," Swann said of the pirates.
Another Hollyweird genius.
“Moore wrote “Sweetness and Blood,” a book on surfing around the world.......was intrigued about pirates and was in Somalia on a research mission.”
Well, this might get him more publicity for his book. That’s one way to up sales.
South Park already did that episode.
If he is a democrat I see no problem really..
One less democrat in mexifornia is a good thing..
So, what has he come now? A hard fact or cliche in mythology?
“Skinnies” don’t surf!!!” (Apologies to Robert Duvall)
Some liberal that now wants a bunch of US Seals to risk their lives to pull his sorry butt out of the situation he is now in. Nobody but this selfish liberal is to blame. I have little sympathy for him or his kind.
They need to hope the president’s poll numbers go in the tank and that the president has a big speech coming up.
Looks like he finally found the answer to his question!
I’d say he’s become a stupid victim of PC-speak that insisted on calling these guys “pirates” instead of what they really are, which is Muslim terrorists. If he had been thinking more about walking into the lair of, say, Muqtada al-Sadr, rather than, say, Johnny Depp playing Jack Sparrow, he might have just gone surfing in Malibu.
What a let down. I just read, that pirates kidnapped Michael Moore, and got my hopes up.
I say we offer a trade. And throw in Sean Penn to sweeten the deal.
the mankind is the only animal that falls into same trap twice
Wrong Michael Moore.....