Skip to comments.Canadian Woman: Somali Captors: Forced to Convert to Islam, ‘Starved, Beaten and Sexually Brutalized
Posted on 08/20/2013 10:20:51 AM PDT by george76
Amanda Lindhout traveled to Somalia hoping to find a story that would launch her career as a television reporter. Four days after arriving in the country with a photographer friend, both were taken hostage by Islamist insurgents. While in captivity, she was starved, beaten and sexually brutalized according to her memoir of the 2008 saga set to be released next month...
Lindhout spent fifteen months of harrowing captivity after being pulled from the car in which she was traveling by a group of masked men.
During her 460-day ordeal, the aspiring reporter converted to Islam in order not to be killed, received wife lessons from one of her captors, and made a daring escape attempt with her fellow hostage... with an ex-boyfriend with whom she had worked in the past, Australian photographer Nigel Brennan.
Her captors whom she has described as teenagers placed a sheet over her head in a prayer room, stripped her naked and took turns sexually violating her.
The physical toll was heavy: broken teeth, aching ribs from being kicked, skin fungus on her face, hair failing out in clumps due to malnutrition.
While at first it appeared the Canadian and Australian governments considered giving into the kidnappers demands for a ransom, Lindhout and Brennans families eventually gave up on a government solution, hired a private hostage negotiator and paid $600,000 for their release, less than the $3 million ransom initially demanded. The $2,000 per day hostage negotiators fee brought the final bill to $1.2 million.
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Canadian Woman Opens Up About 460-Day Ordeal With Somali Captors: Forced to Convert to Islam, Starved, Beaten and Sexually Brutalized
How stupid of them to go to Somalia.
Sounds like the first episode of a reality show on the new Al Jazeera network.
Something else for the left/MSM to ignore.
Into the memory hole, Amanda. Have fun.
Will this be featured on oprah? on the view? Will the huff post run pieces on it?
I doubt that the leftists will ever let the American public know that they are in grave danger from feral subhuman savages if they go to somalia or any other hell hole where the death cult is in charge.
While I would not wish that treatment on anyone, what the hell did she expect going to a place like that? These altruistic liberals really haven’t a clue.
She had a great opportunity to Celebrate Diversity.
Well, there was your first problem...
It sounds like she got what she wanted IN THE WAY OF FINDING A STORY. Going to Somalia showed horrible judgement, however.
Attractive woman visits war zone where civil order has been broken down for decades, with just one unarmed photographer friend for company. What could possibly go wrong?
When you going to visit next, kid? Walk around Detroit at 2am?
How much of your story made your precious MSM TV news or in depth reports?
Back in Canada, Lindhouts family feared she was being sexually assaulted, but Canadian officials assured them Muslims were unlikely to do such a thing.
I couldnt stop laughing at that!!
wonder if she’s still a liberal shill for the religion of peace.
some of these people still after this, rationalize it away and remain good liberals.
“How stupid of them to go to Somalia.”
How stupid of us to bring Somalia to America.
“I couldnt stop laughing at that!!”
I have to admit, the islam PR campaign is more effective than the christian one.
Great reporters don’t just report the news; they make it.
Okay, sorry to be so trite, but not only did these two recklessly endanger their own lives, but the money used to free them probably helped these war criminals to rape and murder many more people.
Interesting story. I can hardly wait to see the full report on CBSABCCNNNBC.
Any Western liberal idiot who goes to some islamic sh*thole to ‘embrace diversity’ gets what they deserve. I have zero sympathy for her.
Under the bus she goes. “The wheels on the bus go round and round...”
How stupid of us to import Somalis into the US.
That’s my opinion also. Nobody deserves to be raped, but what did they expect?
Noooow she has sumpin to write about.
Good looking dumb woman..........
Really...if one pokes a hornet’s nest, is the result at all surprising?
Not even considering a rescue?
Or even sending in guys to kill the perps after the fact?
Anyone having to deal with religion of pieces should be told the story of the scorpion and the fox....
You cannot fix that kind of stupid.
Another liberal foundation that will do nothing for the target oppressed and enrich the founder and her friends.
so she had to denounce her Christian faith? I don't think I'd do it.
Question: do adult women converts get to have female circumcision? Or is that saved for just the precious little girls?
Sounds like she got the bonus plan, too.
Next, maybe she can go to Tahir Square and get in the middle of an angry mob.
It was not smart but the error is more on the politically correct teachers/idiots who taught her. She acted on what she learned. She did not learn the dangers of Islam.
Having learned about those dangers I am glad she is sharing what happened to her. Her parents, no doubt, lost a lot of money securing her release. She needs to earn what she can with this book. She needs to warn other women and girls.