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The Bitter Irony Of Beverly Giesbrecht

by | 21st, March 2009

A BITTER irony sees Canadian journalist Beverly Giesbrecht – a convert to Islam following 9/11 and drving force of the website Jihad Unspun – facing a beheading after being kidnapped by jihadis in Pakistan:

A video of a Canadian journalist held captive in Pakistan surfaced on the Internet Thursday in which she said her captors would “probably” kill her by the end of the month if their demands weren’t met.

Beverly, now known as Khadija Abdul Qahaar, was on a commission with Al-Jazeera when she was knidnapped:

“The time is now very short and my life is going to end,” a pale and tired Beverly Giesbrecht says on the video before it fades out.

The Vancouver journalist is shown sitting in a chair with a dagger mounted on the wall behind her, pointed at her head.

“We have a very short time now, I’m going to be killed, as you can see,” Giesbrecht says.

What do they want?

The specific ransom demands have never been clearly made public.

But a media report in January said the captors demanded the equivalent of about $150,000 and the release of some prisoners jailed in Afghanistan.

And some publicity?

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