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.