Skip to comments.Warden Message: Mauritania Kidnapping Threat
Posted on 06/29/2009 6:29:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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U.S. Embassy Nouakchott released the following SMS Warden Message on June 27:
Embassy advises American citizens in Nouakchott of a credible threat of a kidnapping attempt tonight, June 27. Americans should exercise utmost security and remain securely locked in their residences and take extreme caution while in vehicles or offices.
RELATED REPORTS 23 Jun 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: MAURITANIA SECURITY AWARENESS FOLLOWING U.S. CITIZEN MURDER 12 Jun 2009 AQIM DEVELOPMENTS IN WEST AFRICA 18 May 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: MAURITANIA DEMONSTRATIONS MAY 18 1 Apr 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: MAURITANIA POLITICAL DEMONSTRATIONS, CAUTION URGED 28 Jan 2009 MAURITANIA 2009 CRIME & SAFETY REPORT
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American Shot Dead in West African Capital
YahooNews ^ | 06/23/09 | FoxNews
Posted on June 23, 2009 9:17:13 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
Gunmen shot and killed an American man Tuesday as he left his car in the capital of the West African nation of Mauritania, police and witnesses said. Two men had initially tried to kidnap the man, but he resisted and they shot him when they realized they could not overpower him, a police officer said. The office did not give his name because he was not authorized to speak to the press. Witness Bilal Ould Mohamed and other neighbors said the man was a U.S. professor teaching at a center specializing in computer science in El Kasr, a lower-class neighborhood in Nouakchott. Mohamed, a butcher, said he saw at least two young men rush up to the middle-aged man and shoot him several times in the head and face. Mohamed said he tried to stop them, but they pointed their gun at him before running off.
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Tuesday June 30, 2009
“MAURITANIA: ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS KILL U.S. AID WORKER
At least two gunmen repeatedly shoot teacher for Christian activities.”
SNIPPET: “LOS ANGELES, June 29 (Compass Direct News) Funeral services will be held tomorrow for a U.S. teacher in Mauritania who was shot dead last week by Islamic extremists for spreading Christianity.
Christopher Leggett, 39, was killed Tuesday morning (June 23) in front of the language and computer school he operated in Nouakchott, the capital city.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, North African unit of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, claimed responsibility for the murder on an Internet site, accusing Leggett of missionary activities. A North African al-Qaeda spokesman aired a statement on an Arab TV station saying the group killed Leggett because he was allegedly trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.
Advocacy organization Middle East Concern reported that Leggett resisted what appeared to be an attempt to kidnap him and was then shot in the head several times by his two assailants.
His family issued a statement today saying they forgave the murderers but asked that they be caught and prosecuted.”
June 27, 2009
“Al-Qaeda on missionary killing: With grace from Allah, we were able to assassinate him, kill him, and purify the land of Mauritania from his criminal presence”
June 25, 2009
“Al-Qaeda murders American man for preaching Christianity”
June 23, 2009
“Mauritania: Al-Qaeda kills American aid worker”
“Trial begins over American slain in Mauritania”
Published March 14, 2011
| Associated Press
SNIPPET: “The trial over the death of Tennessee native Christopher Leggett began Monday in the capital, Nouakchott. Mohamed Abdallahi Ould Ahmednah, Didi Ould Bezeid and Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Khouna could face the death penalty.”
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