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  • Prime Minister's statement on Alan McMenemy

    01/20/2012 4:35:55 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Prime Minister's statement on Alan McMenemy Friday 20 January 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed the British Embassy in Baghdad have received the body of hostage Alan McMenemy. The Prime Minister said: “It is with great sadness that I can confirm that the British Embassy in Baghdad received a body today that has been identified as Alan McMenemy, who was kidnapped in Baghdad in 2007, along with four other men. The bodies of Jason Swindlehurst, Jason Creswell and Alec MacLachlan were returned in 2009. Peter Moore was the only hostage released alive...
  • Birmingham man sentenced to three years for terrorism offences [UK]

    12/13/2011 10:14:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies
    WEST MIDLANDS POLICE - UK ^ | December 12, 2011; Updated December 13, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Birmingham man sentenced to three years for terrorism offences 12 December 2011 Updated: 13 December 2011 A bookshop owner from Birmingham has been sentenced to three years in prison for possessing and distributing terrorist publications, following a nine-week trial at Kingston Crown Court. A jury yesterday (Monday 12) found the 32-year-old Ahmed Faraz guilty of seven counts of dissemination of terrorist publications and four counts of possession of information likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing for an act of terrorism. Seven other similar charges will lie on...
  • Zarqawi's Final Atrocities

    06/08/2006 2:17:06 PM PDT · by MikeA · 122 replies · 5,449+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 06/08/06 | Richard Minitier
    If you are looking for the legacy of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, do not look in the concrete rubble of so-called safe house in Baqubah that became his final resting place. Instead, look less than 10 miles to the west, on the side of the road in the desert town of Hadid, for a pile of cardboard banana boxes. Inside those boxes were nine human heads. Some of the heads still had their blindfolds on. Iraqi police are still attempting to identify the murdered men. Days earlier, in Baquba, Iraqi police found another eight severed heads. One of those heads...
  • Bigleys relieved by Zarqawi death

    06/08/2006 10:42:23 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 1,014+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 8, 2006
    The family of murdered hostage Ken Bigley have spoken of their relief at the death of militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Zarqawi, who led al-Qaeda in Iraq, is suspected of being involved in the murder of Mr Bigley, who was taken hostage and killed in Iraq in 2004. Mr Bigley's brother Stan said Zarqawi was a "monster" who had killed "a multitude of innocent people". Zarqawi was killed in a US air raid near Baquba. Ken Bigley, 62, originally from Liverpool, was working as an engineer in Iraq when he was kidnapped in September 2004. Three weeks after...
  • Italian $ecret agents try to $ave Bigley

    10/02/2004 7:17:03 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies · 779+ views
    Telegraph News ^ | (Filed: 03/10/2004) | By Damien McElroy in Baghdad and Bruce Johnston in Rome
    Italian intelligence officials who secured the release of two hostages in Iraq are working with their British counterparts to try to free Kenneth Bigley, the captive Briton. They believe that Sunni Muslim insurgents who kidnapped Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, the aid workers freed last week, have links with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of Tawhid wal Jihad, the group holding Mr Bigley. The engineer, 62, was captured 16 days ago with two American colleagues, who have been beheaded. An Italian diplomat said: "Italy's intelligence is working very closely with Britain's to lend every assistance to free the hostage. It has...
  • American internet link to Ken Bigley torture videos

    10/18/2004 1:05:54 AM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 35 replies · 8,779+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17th October 2004 | SHARON CHURCHER
    American internet link to Ken Bigley torture videosby SHARON CHURCHER, Mail on Sunday 11:44am 17th October 2004Terror: Hostage Ken Bigley blindfolded in Iraq The brutal videos of British hostage Ken Bigley begging for his life were distributed on the internet by a radical Islamic website hosted by an American firm with ties to the Bush administration. The Mail on Sunday began investigating the site, hostinganime, after it showed images of Mr Bigley being held in a cage, shortly before he was decapitated by the Al Qaeda cell known as Tahid wal Jihad. The site posted links to footage in...
  • Bigley escape plotters executed (Terrorists fragmenting, killing their own)

    10/17/2004 4:22:16 AM PDT · by alnitak · 44 replies · 1,836+ views
    The Times (Of London) ^ | October 17, 2004 | Ali Rifat, Falluja and Tom Walker
    <p>UP TO 20 people suspected of taking part in an operation to free the British hostage Ken Bigley have been murdered in a purge of the terrorist group headed by Iraq&#8217;s most wanted man, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, it was claimed yesterday.</p>
  • Ken Bigley: Three weeks in hell

    10/16/2004 3:09:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 582+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | October 17 2004
    LATIFYA is a dusty, scrubby town on the main road south of Baghdad. Rubbish clogs its rutted streets, illegal electricity wires hang in clusters from the single-storey, breeze-block houses, and ragged children throw stones at the cars that bounce through its one major road. Around the town desiccated farmland stretches to the horizon. Shrubs and palm trees lie along the edges of the scrappy fields. It was in one such field that the body – and the head – of Ken Bigley was found. Even Iraqis drive quickly through Latifya. The tribes who live in and around the town have...
  • Good in All People? I don't think so...

    10/12/2004 1:23:54 AM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 20 replies · 776+ views
    The Patriot Edition ^ | 10/12/04 | Billy Kess
    “There is good in all people”. That used to be the belief I grew up with as a young boy. When I would get into a fight at school, and tell my mother what had happened, and how much I detested the other kids I fought with. I remember her saying “There is good in all people. You have to take the best and leave the rest”. It made sense, and for a long time, it continued to make sense. Even after 9/11, I still believed that there is good in all people. Some just allow evil to creep into...
  • The Quality of Mersey

    10/11/2004 1:27:50 PM PDT · by Snake65 · 27 replies · 900+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | October 11, 2004 | Mark Steyn
    THE QUALITY OF MERSEY Today, for the first time in all my years with the Telegraph Group, I had a column pulled. The editor expressed concerns about certain passages and we were unable to reach agreement, so on this Tuesday something else will be in my space. I’d written about Kenneth Bigley, seized with two American colleagues but unlike them not beheaded immediately. Instead, sensing that they could exploit potential differences within "the coalition of the willing", for three weeks the Islamists played a cat-and-mouse game with Mr Bigley's life, in which Fleet Street, the British public, governments in London...
  • Blair faces Iraq grilling from MPs

    10/11/2004 6:30:39 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 2 replies · 205+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Monday October 11, 2004 | Sarah Hall and Rory McCarthy in Baghdad
    Tony Blair will today face sharp questioning when he meets his MPs and peers for the first time since the Iraq Survey Group's finding that Saddam Hussein destroyed his weapons of mass destruction long before the war. Anti-war MPs are predicting "high levels of anger" when the prime minister addresses them for the first time since July at a private meeting of the parliamentary Labour party. At the last meeting, Iraq was barely addressed but with the ISG's findings and the death of British hostage Ken Bigley, the mood among some backbenchers has hardened. "The ISG report just proves everything...
  • Kenneth Bigley's final TV plea

    10/11/2004 6:23:07 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 15 replies · 1,721+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Monday, 11th October 2004 | KAREN MCVEIGH
    Kenneth Bigley's final TV plea KAREN MCVEIGH THE Iraqi militants who murdered Kenneth Bigley delivered a final affront to his memory yesterday, when they released a videotape of him appealing to the Prime Minister for help moments before he was decapitated. Up to the very end, his kidnappers offered the 62-year-old civil engineer no compassion, forcing him to make a final statement to the camera before his brutal execution. During the macabre five-minute tape, posted on an Islamic website last night, he is seen pleading that he wanted to "live a simple life" and asking Tony Blair to meet the...
  • Prayers offered for Ken Bigley (diplomats still trying to retrieve body)

    10/10/2004 2:02:48 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 8 replies · 225+ views
    BBC ^ | 10 October, 2004
    Prayers have been said for murdered hostage Ken Bigley at church services all over Britain. British diplomats in Baghdad are still trying to retrieve the body of the 62-year-old engineer who was kidnapped and beheaded in Iraq. A video posted on an Islamist website on Sunday showed him pleading for his life shortly before he was killed. Dressed in an orange jump suit he said: "I am a simple man who just wants to live a simple life with his family." Last plea Mr Bigley also addressed Prime Minister Tony Blair saying: "Here I am again, Mr Blair and your...
  • Tape of Bigley Decapitation Posted on Web

    10/10/2004 6:04:22 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 35 replies · 1,869+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A videotape of the beheading of British hostage Kenneth Bigley appeared Sunday on an Islamist Web site, showing the civil engineer pleading that he wanted "to live a simple life" moments before he was decapitated. The nearly five-minute tape appeared two days after Bigley's family said it had proof that the 62-year-old civil engineer from Liverpool was dead. The body has not been found. The tape showed Bigley, dressed in an orange prison-style jump suit and seated in front of seven armed, hooded men. Behind them was a banner of the Tawhid and Jihad group, the extremist...
  • Ken Bigley murdered: Billy Connolly gets his wish

    10/09/2004 11:03:24 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 36 replies · 1,424+ views
    IN Review ^ | October 08, 2004
    This was Billy Connolly, speaking this week about the British hostage Ken Bigley: "Perhaps I shouldn't be saying this... aren't you the same as me, don't you wish they would just get on with it?" The Yinster's word clearly carries a fair weight with Islamic extremist groups, because reports have come in this afternoon that Ken Bigley's captors have finally killed him. Or rather - Billy Connolly killed him. The terrorists just held the knife. Unwitting pawns in Connolly's ongoing campaign of terror. For years the west has suffered unspeakable horrors at the hands of Connolly; and to make it...
  • Bigley beheaded ‘after MI6 rescue backfired’

    10/09/2004 5:37:38 PM PDT · by saquin · 20 replies · 2,431+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) [subscription site] ^ | 10/10/04 | Hala Jaber and Ali Rifat
    DISGUISED in an Arab robe and headdress, the British hostage Ken Bigley escaped from his captors in Iraq by car the day before they beheaded him, it was claimed last night. A Saudi described as a spokesman for the group that kidnapped Bigley said two of his captors had accepted a large sum of money to help him flee after three weeks of captivity. The money was provided by a Syrian and an Iraqi who had penetrated the group on behalf of British intelligence, the spokesman claimed. Bigley was bundled into the car last Wednesday and driven towards the safety...
  • Bigley escaped before execution

    10/09/2004 9:35:48 AM PDT · by saquin · 9 replies · 718+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/09/04
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Hostage Kenneth Bigley escaped briefly from his captors shortly before they beheaded him in Iraq, insurgent sources have said. They said Bigley managed to get away for about half an hour with the help of one of his captors before he was caught in farmland near the town of Latifiya, southwest of Baghdad. Bigley was beheaded in the same area soon after his desperate bid for freedom ended on Thursday afternoon, one source said on Saturday, adding: "He never made it to the main road." The fate of his accomplice was not immediately known. Bigley had been...
  • U.S.: Hostage Tried to Escape Execution [Bigley]

    10/08/2004 6:33:02 PM PDT · by saquin · 22 replies · 1,717+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/08/04
    Kidnappers beheaded British hostage Kenneth Bigley after twice releasing videos in which he wept and pleaded with Prime Minister Tony Blair for his life. A U.S. official said Friday there was credible information that Bigley had tried to escape with the aid of one of his captors. The attempt failed and Bigley was killed a short time later as was shown on a video of his beheading, the Washington official said on condition of anonymity. There was no word on the fate of his captor. A Western official in Baghdad refused to talk about the escape attempt report. The 62-year-old...

    10/08/2004 7:53:40 AM PDT · by James_UK · 3 replies · 664+ views
    SKY News ^ | 8th Oct. 2004 | SKY News
    REPORTS: VIDEO OF MURDER A video broadcast on Arabic television has reportedly shown the beheading of British hostage Ken Bigley. But the Foreign Office is still checking claims the 62-year-old Liverpool man has been murdered. A witness who saw the video told the Reuters news agency the footage showed Mr Bigley in an orange jump suit making a statement in front of six militants before he was murdered. Insurgents in the Iraqi city of Fallujah had said they believed Mr Bigley was killed on Thursday in the town of Latifiyah, 22 miles south-west of Baghdad. The captive's family had begged...
  • Ken Bigley Executed

    10/08/2004 5:11:12 AM PDT · by ElisabethInCincy · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    reuters ^ | 10/08/04 | reuters
    Tawhid and Jihad Group (Led By Abu Musab al-Zarqawi) Claims To Have Killed British Hostage Kenneth Bigley DUBAI (Reuters) - A militant group led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has killed British hostage Kenneth Bigley in Iraq, Abu Dhabi Television says, quoting "informed" sources in Iraq. The 62-year-old engineer was kidnapped in Baghdad on September 16 by the Tawhid and Jihad Group which has also beheaded two American hostages who were seized along with the Briton. "We have learned from informed sources in the Iraqi capital that the kidnappers of Kenneth Bigley have killed him," an Abu Dhabi...