Home > Radical Islam > Mali: Al-Qaeda Beheads French Hostage In Retaliation For France’s Military Intervention Against Islamists

Mali: Al-Qaeda Beheads French Hostage In Retaliation For France’s Military Intervention Against Islamists

The New York Times – “NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (Reuters) — Al Qaeda’s North African arm said on Tuesday that it had beheaded a French hostage in retaliation for France’s intervention in Mali, Mauritania’s ANI news agency reported, citing a commander for the group.

ANI reported that in a telephone call to the agency, which has close links to Islamist militants, the commander said the hostage, Philippe Verdon, was beheaded on March 10 ‘in response to the French military intervention in the north of Mali.’

Mr. Verdon was one of two French hostages kidnapped in Hombori, a town in northern Mali, in November 2011.

The French Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the report, which could not be independently verified.

Fourteen other French hostages are detained in Western Africa, including seven believed to be held by the Qaeda group, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and its affiliates.

One militant leader in the region, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, pledged revenge after France began a campaign in January to dislodge Islamist militants who had hijacked a Tuareg rebellion in Mali and seized the northern half of the country.” Read more.

Flashback: Mali: 200,000 Christians Flee Country To Escape Islamic Persecution As Islamists Impose Sharia Law – “In the Northern part of the African nation of Mali, a refugee crisis is quickly escalating. The front page of the Vatican newspaper expressed concern over the gravity of the situation. It noted that many of the refugees were Christians that were trying to escape persecution from a version of Sharia law that has been imposed in parts of the country by a group known as the ‘Ansar Dine’ movement. The Algerian newspaper El Khabar has reported that some 200,000 people have fled to refugee camps in Mauritania and Algeria.” Read more.

Flashback: Mali: Christian Leader Beheaded as Islamists Terrorize Country, Create List of All Christians They Intend to Execute by Beheading – “A Christian leader has been beheaded and others are being threatened with similar treatment as Islamic militants run amok in Mali, West Africa. Christians have fled the town of Timbuktu in the north of the country where harsh Sharia Law has already been imposed amid reports that churches in Gao, 200 miles to the east, have been completely destroyed… ‘We have escaped in the wake of horrible death threats as the Islamists have a list of all the Christians in Timbuktu whom they intend to execute by beheading.’” Read more.

Categories: Radical Islam
  1. 03/20/2013 at 3:45 PM

    Why are these terrorist organizations allowed to exist “anywhere” in the world today???

    Is the general population “outlawed” from protecting themselves from these groups??

    It’s OBVIOUS, that governments of these nations and cities really don’t care about what is happening as they “allow” these things to continue!


  2. 03/20/2013 at 6:00 PM

    These people are demonic. And any one who supports or in any way enables these terrorist to continue to murder unconditionally, are as guilty as these animals who are doing the killing. They will have to answer to GOD.


    • 03/20/2013 at 11:49 PM

      Yes, Denise! I fully understand…believe me! I know!

      Take Care and God Bless!


  1. No trackbacks yet.

The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of MidnightWatcher's Blogspot. Although differences of opinion are welcomed, please refrain from personal attacks and inappropriate language. This blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments that fail to do so.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: