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  • The Chicago Kidnappers;How They Lost Their Soul

    These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16-20)In a world where it is increasingly difficult to truly be shocked by displays of depravity, we have to hand it to the four young African Americans in Chicago, they have pulled it off. I have to say, I am truly stunned by what they have...
  • Mexico: Dozens of Bodies Found in Hidden Graves

    11/27/2016 8:08:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27
    Mexican authorities say an investigation that began with an anonymous tip about kidnappings led to a grisly find: 32 bodies and nine severed heads. The remains had been buried in hidden graves in a remote, mountainous area of Guerrero state, a hotbed of drug-related violence. The victims and suspects have not yet been identified, state officials said in a statement Thursday. Authorities are still combing the area to see whether there are more hidden graves at the site, the statement said. The investigation began earlier this week after authorities, acting on a tip, found a man who'd been kidnapped and...
  • This Carmelite Brother escaped Muslim soldiers by singing about Jesus

    06/23/2015 2:54:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | June 23, 2015
    As a tall, lanky redhead born and raised in Colorado, 34 year-old Brother David Johnson definitely sticks out in Syria, the Middle Eastern country where he serves with the St. James the Persian Carmelite Monastery in Qara.He originally came as a student to study the language, but decided to stay after he fell in love with the country and felt God’s call to the religious life there.That love for language and for God would one day save Brother Johnson’s life. At a recent prayer breakfast in Denver, Brother Johnson recalled the story of Easter Monday, three years ago. He was...
  • Homes of Kidnappers Demolished

    06/30/2014 6:41:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    INN ^ | 6/30/14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    The IDF demolished overnight Monday the homes of the two main suspects in the kidnapping and killing of three young Israelis, witnesses told AFP. The witnesses said the houses of Marwan Kawasmeh and Amar Abu-Eisha in Hevron were blown up, in what a human rights group said was the first punitive demolition since Israel halted the practice in 2005. Kawasmeh and Abu-Eisha were identified by Israel last week as the two terrorists who kidnapped Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, whose bodies were discovered earlier on Monday. Both Kawasmeh and Abu-Eisha have been arrested numerous times and are well...
  • Jesus loves kidnappers, too...

    03/19/2014 5:48:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    FideCogitActio: "Omnis per gratiam" ^ | March 19, 2014 | Codgitator
    5 Now the end of the commandment is charity, from a pure heart, and a good conscience, and an unfeigned faith. 6 From which things some going astray, are turned aside unto vain babbling: 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither the things they say, nor whereof they affirm. 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully: 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for the just man, but for the unjust and disobedient, for the ungodly, and for sinners, for the wicked and defiled, for murderers of...
  • Americans targeted in Mexican border cities by kidnappers

    10/13/2013 5:30:55 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 13 October 2013 | Lisa Olsen
    Link only. Digital subscribers can read the story. Basically, Mexican criminals are now snatching Americans for kidnapping ransom. Important news, but now you have to pay to read it.
  • Mohammed al Zawahiri threatens West, condemns Mali intervention

    01/29/2013 2:53:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | January 25, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    A banner showing al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri and former emir Osama bin Laden is placed outside the French Embassy in Cairo, Egypt during a protest organized by Mohammed al Zawahiri. Image from Euronews. Within the past few days, Mohammed al Zawahiri, the younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, has threatened France and the West while condemning the intervention in Mali. The younger Zawahiri promised that if France and its allies continue to fight in Mali, then Westerners will be the "first to burn." During an interview broadcast by Euronews on Jan. 22, Mohammed al...
  • Report: 34 hostages and 15 kidnappers killed (Algerian airstrike)

    01/17/2013 6:38:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/17/13
    NOUAKCHOTT Thirty-four hostages and 15 of their al-Qaida-linked kidnappers were killed Thursday in an air strike by the Algerian armed forces, Mauritania's ANI news agency reported, citing one of the kidnappers holding captives at a desert gas field. It was not immediately possible to independently verify the information from the agency, which has close contact with the group that has claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping, reportedly in retaliation for France's military intervention in neighboring Mali. ANI reported that the spokesman for the kidnappers said they would kill the rest of their captives if the army approached. A local...
  • Warren Weinstein, American contractor, abducted in Pakistan

    SNIPPET: "From a compound in Lahore, Pakistan to a home in the quiet Brad Drive neighborhood in Rockville, there's growing concern about the fate of kidnapped American contractor Warren Weinstein. "It's just a Byzantine world, it's not straight up", says Chis Meyers, a neighbor and a widely travelled retired marine. "There's people who are going to pick out Americans", he adds. Authorities say Weinstein, 70, an industrial development expert, employed by Arlington-based J.E. Austin associates was kidnapped around 3:45 Saturday morning Pakistani time. Police say eight to ten men approached Weinstein's Lahore house on a ploy. "They had come up...
  • Expert: Mexico's Kidnapping Industry So Lucrative It Won't End

    10/05/2010 9:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    LATIN AMERICA HERALD TRIBUNE ^ | October 4, 2010 | Juan Ramon Pena
    Mexico SNIPPET: "MEXICO CITY Kidnapping, one of the crimes that concerns Mexicans the most, is such a lucrative industry for criminals and police that there is little likelihood of seeing it reduced, journalist and writer Humberto Padgett says in his new book Jauria. Everybody makes money, except the family that sees its daily life fatally interrupted, the journalist, who spent two years investigating kidnappers and police, as well as speaking with victims, said. Nearly three kidnappings per day, according to official figures, are committed in Mexico. A total of 1,181 kidnapping cases were reported last year, up 40 percent...
  • The Hikers, the Mullahs, and their Friends

    08/02/2010 7:32:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 1, 2010 | Michael Ledeen
    Last week the president spoke out on behalf of the three American hikers who have been held in Iran for nearly a year. During that time, they have been able to make only one telephone call — to their families back in the U.S. — and write no letter at all. Sarah, Shane, and Josh are in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison, and Sarah is locked in solitary confinement save for once a day when she goes to the prison yard and sees the others. “I want to be perfectly clear,” the president said.  And then he lapsed into incoherence.  “Sarah,...
  • Two Kidnapped Journalists Rescued in Northern Mexico[grenade attack on TV studio]

    08/01/2010 4:59:05 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 5+ views
    MEXICO CITY Mexican Federal Police freed two kidnapped journalists held captive since last Monday in the northern part of the country by an organized crime group, officials said Saturday. The two were in a group of four journalists who were intercepted last Monday in the La Laguna region, which includes areas in the states of Coahuila and Durango in northern Mexico. One of them, Hector Gordoa of Televisa, was released Thursday in good health. In an operation based on intelligence work, the agents rescued the two journalists in the city of Gomez Palacio, Durango state, according to a communique...
  • TRAVEL WARNING [NIGER]

    05/12/2010 11:31:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 288+ views
    SNIPPET - quote: Travel Warning United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 This information is current as of today, Wed May 12 2010 23:23:37 GMT-0700 (PDT). NIGER May 11, 2010 The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger and recommends against all travel to the north of the country due to kidnapping threats against Westerners. Al-Qaida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a terrorist group, continues its attempts to kidnap Westerners, including U.S. citizens in Niger, and has been successful in kidnapping Europeans in the region. On...
  • ...Capture of Three Members of Colombian Terrorist Group Charged with Hostage-Taking of U.S. Citizen

    12/07/2009 9:56:55 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 684+ views
    NewYork.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | December 4, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Capture of Three Members of Colombian Terrorist Group Charged with Hostage-Taking of U.S. Citizen PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, JOHN V. GILLIES, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Miami Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") and MICHELE M. LEONHART, the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"), announced today the arrest of EDILBERTO BERRIO ORTIZ, a/k/a "El Gavilan," ALEJANDRO PALACIOS RENGIFO, a/k/a "El Gato," a/k/a "Yimi," and ANDERSON CHAMAPURO DOGIRAMA, a/k/a "El Tigre," a/k/a "Dairon," three members of the...
  • Suspected Al Qaeda men kidnap 3 Spanish aid workers

    12/06/2009 3:26:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 868+ views
    SPANISH NEWS.es ^ | December 1, 2009 | by Rajat Anand
    SNIPPET: "Three Spanish aid workers were kidnapped in the North African nation Mauritania on Sunday. Spains Interior Minister, Alfredo Prez Rubalcaba, expressed his concerns that kidnappers could be members of the North African branch of Al Qaeda." SNIPPET: "The names of the workers kidnapped are Alicia Gmez, Roque Pascual and Albert Vilalta. Vilaltas father, Albert Vilalta is a former regional councilor for the environment."
  • 4 arrested in kidnap plot

    05/11/2009 5:45:02 AM PDT · by tm61 · 19 replies · 1,356+ views
    Roanoke.com ^ | 5/9/2009 | Amanda Codispoti
    Four men accused of planning to kidnap two Roanoke County women and hold them for ransom were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. Joshua Kasongo, 19, of Roanoke; Mohammed Hussein Guhad, 19, of Roanoke; Luke Musa Elbino, 19, of Vinton; and Anthony Eugene Muse, 18, of Roanoke are each charged with conspiring to kidnap and attempted kidnapping. Guhad and Muse are students at Patrick Henry High School. Elbino is a student at Virginia Western Community College.
  • Forces in Iraq Disrupt Kidnappers, Save Boy

    10/06/2009 6:02:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    RAMADI, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2009 Iraqi forces disrupted a kidnapping organization and saved a young kidnapping victim in Iraq in recent days, military officials reported. Iraqi forces in Anbar province arrested several kidnappers, which led to the Sept. 25 rescue of a 10-year-old Iraqi boy. The boy had been kidnapped Sept. 15, officials said. The team referred to one of the kidnappers as The Ghost, because he constantly moved from one location to another, said Iraqi army Col. Saad Muhammed Hamoud, Anbar special weapons and tactics team commander. Because he kept moving, we came up with a new plan...
  • Reynosa soldiers free more than 100 kidnapped immigrants[; arrested 7 kidnappers in Mexico]

    08/16/2009 4:39:31 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 655+ views
    The Monitor ^ | August 15, 2009 | Ana Ley
    REYNOSA Soldiers on Thursday freed more than 100 persons who were being held against their will by a group of alleged kidnappers, authorities said. Military personell discovered the sequestered group's location through an anonymous tip, the Mexican Defense Ministry said in a news release issued Saturday. Soldiers checked out the area at Callejn Golondrinas about 11:30 p.m. and discovered a house with about 123 persons crammed inside. Soldiers interviewed several victims who told officials they had been abducted. The people found inside the house, all Central American, were described as follows: >> 94 Honduras nationals (24 females) >> 15...
  • Kidnappers arrested south of Donna[Texas, Mexican illegals]

    07/24/2009 3:22:12 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 595+ views
    The Monitor ^ | July 24, 2009 | Jeremy Roebuck
    DONNA U.S. Border Patrol agents thwarted an apparent kidnapping in progress Thursday night during a traffic stop south of the city. Pulling over a vehicle they suspected to be hauling a load of illegal immigrants, they instead found a man tied up in the backseat, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevio said. The two alleged abductors immediately fled into a cane field near the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 493 and Military Highway, prompting a five-hour manhunt before both were placed into custody. We still have our victim here, the sheriff said. Were trying to talk to him and figure out...
  • Coalition Troops, Afghan Police Rescue Captive, Detain Kidnappers

    02/02/2009 5:37:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 198+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 2, 2009 Afghan National Police and coalition forces yesterday rescued a man held against his will and detained his captors in Afghanistans Khowst province. The combined force rescued the Afghan man and detained his three captors in the provinces Sabari district, about 80 miles southeast of Kabul City. Officials said the combined force captured the militants after conducting multiple raids on their group, which is connected to a bomb-making cell in district. The group also is known to be involved in trafficking weapons and enemy fighters from Pakistan, attacking coalition convoys and destroying Afghan infrastructure, officials...