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Beheadings Beget Beheadings

The relatives of two Jordanians abducted by terrorists in Iraq have found inspiration from an unlikely source.

Relatives of two Jordanian drivers abducted in Iraq threatened Tuesday to behead the director of the company the hostages work for and to kill all the firm’s employees if the director fails to immediately comply with the kidnappers’ demands to cease operations in Iraq.

Fayez Saad al-Udwan and Mohammad Ahmed Salama al-Manaya’a – who work as drivers for the private Jordanian company Daoud and Partners – were kidnapped Monday by a group calling itself the Mujahedeen Corps in Iraq. The group warned the captives would be killed within 72 hours unless their employer withdrew from Iraq and stopped cooperating with U.S forces.

The company provides construction and catering services to the U.S. military in Iraq.

Al-Udwan’s brother, Omar, said: “We told the firm’s executive director, Rami al-Ouweiss, that if he does not comply with the kidnappers’ demands today, his company and the lives of his employees will not be spared.”

“We will chop off the head of the firm’s director if he doesn’t heed to our demands to completely cease his operation in Iraq,” al-Manaya’a’s father, Ahmed Salama, said.

It remains to be seen whether threatening to behead someone without having abducted them first actually works.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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