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Canadian Woman: Somali Captors: Forced to Convert to Islam, ‘Starved, Beaten and Sexually Brutalized
The Blaze. ^ | Aug. 19, 2013 | Sharona Schwartz

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.

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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.

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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 Brennan’s 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 negotiator’s fee brought the final bill to $1.2 million.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: amandalindhout; brennan; corruption; humanrights; ibnkalbislam; islam; islamicimperialism; islamicsupremacists; islamofascism; lindhout; muslims; nigelbrennan; nothingtoseehere; qitalislam; religionofpeace; rop; scandals; sharia; somali; somalia; trop
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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’

1 posted on 08/20/2013 10:20:51 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

How stupid of them to go to Somalia.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 10:24:41 AM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: george76

Sounds like the first episode of a reality show on the new Al Jazeera network.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 10:25:32 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: george76

Something else for the left/MSM to ignore.

Into the memory hole, Amanda. Have fun.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 10:28:09 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: george76

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.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 10:28:49 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Feral subhuman savages.)
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To: george76

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.


6 posted on 08/20/2013 10:29:04 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: george76

video

http://www.newstalk650.com/node/23937


7 posted on 08/20/2013 10:32:11 AM PDT by Pelham (Deportation is the law. When it's not enforced you get California)
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To: george76

She had a great opportunity to Celebrate Diversity.


8 posted on 08/20/2013 10:33:41 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: george76
Amanda Lindhout traveled to Somalia hoping to find a story that would launch her career as a television reporter.

Well, there was your first problem...

9 posted on 08/20/2013 10:33:50 AM PDT by SIDENET
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To: 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...

It sounds like she got what she wanted IN THE WAY OF FINDING A STORY. Going to Somalia showed horrible judgement, however.

10 posted on 08/20/2013 10:36:30 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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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?

11 posted on 08/20/2013 10:37:27 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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Stupidity is a capital crime, Amanda, you lucked out.

How much of your story made your precious MSM TV news or in depth reports?

Thought so.

12 posted on 08/20/2013 10:37:36 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: george76

http://www6.carleton.ca/seo/?attachment_id=6142


13 posted on 08/20/2013 10:37:49 AM PDT by Pelham (Deportation is the law. When it's not enforced you get California)
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Back in Canada, Lindhout’s 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!!


14 posted on 08/20/2013 10:41:26 AM PDT by wyowolf
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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.


15 posted on 08/20/2013 10:50:09 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mfish13

“How stupid of them to go to Somalia.”

How stupid of us to bring Somalia to America.


16 posted on 08/20/2013 10:51:44 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: wyowolf

“I couldnt stop laughing at that!!”

I have to admit, the islam PR campaign is more effective than the christian one.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 10:53:18 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: george76

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.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 10:53:26 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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Interesting story. I can hardly wait to see the full report on CBSABCCNNNBC.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 10:58:50 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: george76

Any Western liberal idiot who goes to some islamic sh*thole to ‘embrace diversity’ gets what they deserve. I have zero sympathy for her.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 10:59:43 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Robwin

Under the bus she goes. “The wheels on the bus go round and round...”


21 posted on 08/20/2013 11:03:04 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: mfish13
How stupid of them to go to Somalia.

How stupid of us to import Somalis into the US.

22 posted on 08/20/2013 11:05:04 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mfish13

That’s my opinion also. Nobody deserves to be raped, but what did they expect?


23 posted on 08/20/2013 11:08:49 AM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: mfish13

Noooow she has sumpin to write about.


24 posted on 08/20/2013 11:24:52 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Good looking dumb woman..........


25 posted on 08/20/2013 11:29:18 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: bk1000

Really...if one pokes a hornet’s nest, is the result at all surprising?


26 posted on 08/20/2013 11:31:06 AM PDT by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me.)
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To: george76
I wish Carley Watts would sit down for a chat with this poor woman before converting to Islam to get married.
27 posted on 08/20/2013 11:47:06 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: george76

28 posted on 08/20/2013 11:49:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: bk1000
Canadian and Australian governments considered giving into the kidnappers’ demands for a ransom...

Not even considering a rescue?

Or even sending in guys to kill the perps after the fact?

29 posted on 08/20/2013 11:53:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: george76

Anyone having to deal with religion of pieces should be told the story of the scorpion and the fox....


30 posted on 08/20/2013 12:02:31 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: george76

31 posted on 08/20/2013 12:31:23 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: george76
Amanda Lindhout traveled to Somalia hoping to find a story that would launch her career as a television reporter.

You cannot fix that kind of stupid.

32 posted on 08/20/2013 12:32:34 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Pelham

Another liberal foundation that will do nothing for the target oppressed and enrich the founder and her friends.


33 posted on 08/20/2013 1:29:09 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: george76
those wacky Amish kids again

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34 posted on 08/20/2013 1:32:36 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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Forced to convert to islam.

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?

35 posted on 08/20/2013 1:45:16 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: george76

Sounds like she got the bonus plan, too.


36 posted on 08/20/2013 1:52:12 PM PDT by Mashood
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Next, maybe she can go to Tahir Square and get in the middle of an angry mob.


37 posted on 08/20/2013 3:09:49 PM PDT by SIDENET
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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.


38 posted on 08/20/2013 7:42:52 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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