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April 07, 2009

Candian "Activist" Who Converted to Islam After 9/11 and Began Pro-Jihadi Website Kidnapped by Taliban

Fun fact you didn't know about the Taliban: despite the crudity of their intellect and culture, they have a very highly evolved sense of dramatic irony.

The September 11 terror attacks were a watershed event in the life of a Canadian journalist named Beverly Giesebrecht.

Soon after Al Qaeda terrorists killed 3,000 people in the U.S., Giesebrecht converted to Islam, adopted a new name — Khadija Abdul Qahaar — and spent the next two years studying the Koran in Egypt.

She created a pro-Jihadi Web site, Jihad Unspun, and she developed a network of contacts, contributors and translators, some of whom introduced her to the Taliban in Pakistan.

[She wrote:]

"There was no question in my mind, from the first days of my research, that the so-called war on 'terrorism' was a sham. This is not a war on 'terrorism' — this is a war against Muslims and our resources.

"It is my hope that this will inspire others to Islam and to take a stand against this shameful war on 'terrorism.'"'

...

And then last November, the Taliban, the group she had befriended, kidnapped her while she was chasing a story in the Bannu region of northern Pakistan. In a video released after her capture, Qahaar says she's being held by the Taliban, though it's not clear exactly who is holding her. Officials have not provided clarification, saying only that there are many criminal gangs in the region who call themselves the Taliban.

Now, four and a half months later, 11th-hour negotiations continue in efforts to save Qahaar's life and secure her release. Her captors have demanded $375,000 in ransom money by the end of March, and they have threatened to kill her if their demand isn't met.

In related news, a man whose sexual tastes ran only towards sodomizing bull Kodiaks somehow managed to get mauled.

In other related news, Jeffrey Dahmer was reported to have said "What on earth could I possibly have done to deserve this?" as he was being murdered in prison.

Via Moonbattery, thanks to Maetenloch.






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