Skip to comments.Japan says video shows hostage killed in Iraq(Jihadi butchering again)
Posted on 05/28/2005 12:21:57 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Sat May 28, 7:52 AM ET
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Japan said on Saturday it believed a Japanese hostage seized in Iraq was dead, after insurgents said they had killed him and posted footage on the Internet apparently showing his corpse.
The video showed identification papers and a passport bearing the name of Akihiko Saito, 44, a former paratrooper and veteran of the French Foreign Legion, who had been missing since his convoy was ambushed in western Iraq on May 8.
A corpse was shown lying on its back, its face bloodied.
"This is your punishment ... infidel," shouted an unseen man as gunshots rang out. A statement accompanying the video said the group shot and killed Saito.
"We have to conclude, with regret, that it is Mr Saito," said Akira Chiba, assistant press secretary at Japan's foreign ministry. He said Saito's employer Hart Security, and Japanese police had concluded the footage showed Saito's body.
Saito's brother also confirmed the identification.
"I saw the footage and confirmed that it was my older brother," Hironobu Saito said in a handwritten statement to media organizations.
The Army of Ansar al-Sunna, one of Iraq's most feared insurgent groups, said earlier this month it carried out the ambush near the U.S. al-Assad base and that Saito had been seriously wounded and captured.
British-based Hart Security says 10 Iraqi members of the convoy were killed in the ambush. South African Nick Coetzee is missing and presumed dead, the firm says.
Iraq's government condemned the killing of Saito.
"This criminal act will not affect diplomatic relations between Iraq and Japan," Abd al-Karim al-Enzi, Iraq's minister of state for national security, said in a statement.
(Additional reporting by Dubai and Tokyo bureaux)
if Japan decides to go all bushi on those jihadi basstids, we could just sit back and break out the beer.
With all the junk in the MSM about quran abuses, I would really like to see us execute some of this scum by cramming pages of the quran down their throats until they choke to death on them.
Quran 8:12 Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes.
Tabari VII:133/Ishaq:387 By Allah, if we are victorious over them, we shall mutilate them in a way which no Arab has ever mutilated anybody.
Quran 33:60 they will not be able to stay as your neighbors for any length of time. They shall have a curse on them. Whenever they are found, they shall be seized and slain without mercya fierce slaughtermurdered, a horrible murdering.
There will be no outrage, because this is what the 'fundamentalists' follow. But they sure cry when they get caught in their underwear.
just so long as we grease the ways with pork-lard.
the gloves really do need to come off.
My condolences to his family. Very sad! I can understand the anger directed at these murderous terrorists.
I wait patiently for pay back. It will come eventually.
"I wait patiently for pay back"
Hope you're right, but who will do the paying when all we worry about is the desecration of the Koran and sucking up to the Muslims?
It won't come until the (western)world wakes up. Until then, the Islamic fundamentalist crusade will continue all over the world as it has been.
I see hear the anger building daily just listening to my customers. We make sure to leave the news on at the front counter.
The msm can try all they want to disrupt but more and more people are seeing the light on this islamic menace.
Japan * ping * (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)
Where's Amnesty International prating on about this?
The reaction will be interesting to watch indeed.
Looks like they have given up on the whole videotaped beheading thing. Wonder why? Could be the ass kicking we gave them in Falluja changed their thinking?
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