Muslim Terrorists Release Video Featuring Canadian Hostages #elxn42

In a video posted to YouTube Monday, four people who were kidnapped last month from a resort in the southern Philippines appear to be held hostage by at least a dozen gunmen standing in front of Islamic State flags. According to the terrorism watchdog group SITE, the two-minute video was released by Abu Sayyaf, a militant Islamic group operating in the region that has pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State.

Canadians Robert Hall and John Ridsdel identify themselves in the video, as does Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad. A fourth hostage, whom SITE identifies as Filipina woman Marites Flor, does not speak in the video. 

  • mobuyus

    Can we not muster a battalion of para infantry trained in musketry to go in there and

    kill these assholes?

    • We should be do that.

    • bverwey

      Now that “baby” omar is sans ankle bracelet send him over to talk the hostage takers into some sense. Good PR for him and hopefully he to will be kept there in captivity as well.

    • tom_billesley

      Canadian Airborne Regiment would have been handy.

    • mauser 98

      no.. logistics make a military force, not just guns.. we are not the US
      .. no planes , bases , re-fueling . zero media tolerance for casualties
      political suicide

  • ontario john

    But they are not muslim Canadians, so it gets little attention in the media. Now if they were muslims like Mohammed the famous Canadian journalist then that’s all you would hear about. Besides, they are probably Christians so it would be disgusting to help them.

  • tom_billesley

    The southern Philippines? They’ve been the home of Moro islamic separatists for over a hundred years, with intermittent rebellions since 1899. Vacationing there is foolhardy.

    • Sounds like a swell place.

    • El Martyachi

      Oh.. such as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front? Also known as MILF. Serious business..

      • Norman_In_New_York

        This is not MILF, but a group more extreme. The Filipino military has been playing whack-a-mole with them for the last 15 years.

        • El Martyachi

          Playing erhm… “whack-a-mole” with extreme MILFS, you say?

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        MILFs are serious business.
        Excuse my giggling.

  • k1962

    #Elxn 42 means?

    • tom_billesley

      42nd Canadian general election

      • k1962

        Thank you!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Means you’re not a Canadian Conservative looking at the goddamned polls with a sense of dread?
      If Harper doesn’t get his last majority then this country is going to hell in a hand basket.

      • Yes. Although, to be fair, it probably is anyway.

      • k1962

        I am a Canadian Conservative looking at the polls and hoping they are so wrong, but couldn’t figure out the #Elxn 42 even though I tried 🙁

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I was hoping you weren’t going through what I’m going through.
          All the news I’ve heard over the weekend from people who were there is that the advance polls are busy as hell.

          • k1962

            I have heard the same thing. I can only hope that Harper’s supporters are coming out in droves as well. If it’s any consolation, when I took my two sons to vote on Saturday around 3:30, there were only like 4 people in line ahead of them. We must have happened upon a lull.

  • Doug Kursk

    The GF says the voice is from someone who, more than likely, hails from Maguindanao…their elocution tends to be more on the gruff side, be it in English or their native tongue.

    I have no doubt that the hostages will be killed. Abu Sayaf plays rough, and they are looking to impress their masters.