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Al-Qaida tells family to press
US to negotiate hostage release

Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/15/2014 12:02:35 PM

Al-Qaida told the family of a US hostage kidnapped three years ago in Pakistan to press their government to exchange him for prisoners held by the United States, in a message posted on the Internet on Friday. Warren Weinstein, who was kidnapped in 2011 in Lahore where he worked for a US consulting company, was last seen in a video recording released in December. In the latest message, al-Qaida said it had been demanding to exchange Weinstein for members of the group held by the United States for "no guilt except that they acted in defense of the Muslim ummah (nation)" - an apparent reference to inmates held at the US military base

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Think "this" is why 0bama is coming back to Washington next week? He´s already given away to Al Qaeda five of their worst animals. Wouldn´t put it pass him claiming some lame excuse (humanitarian reasons). Negotiating with terrorist. Congress, are you listening?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/15/2014 12:10:30 PM     (No. 9967096)

Please impeach me, please, please, please, pretty please!

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