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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

4/08/2004

Heros of the Islamic Resistance

Al Jazeera television aired a video tape showing the three Japanese, including a woman, who are being held by a group calling itself the Saraya al-Mujahideen (Mujahideen Brigades). They were in civilian clothes.

"We tell you that three of your children have fallen prisoner in our hands and we give you two options -- withdraw your forces from our country and go home or we will burn them alive and feed them to the fighters," the group said.
reuters/yahoo news
The Japanese government, perhaps learning a thing or two from the Spanish and one big thing from the Israelis ("We don't negotiate with terrorists.") responded,
Japan's government said it has no plans to pull troops out of Iraq in response to the threat, which came amid a series of other kidnappings targeting civilians.
ap/yahoo news