Could someone please explain to me what possible action by the Nepalese government could have prompted this slaughter? How was the cause of "freedom" against "illegal occupation" advanced by this?
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A militant Iraqi group said it hadAh,
killed 12 Nepali hostages and showed pictures of one being beheaded and
others being shot dead, the worst mass killing of captives since a wave
of kidnappings erupted in April.
The announcement of the killings, made in a statement posted on an
Islamist Web site on Tuesday, came as France intensified its efforts to
save two French reporters held hostage by a separate group as a
deadline set by their captors neared.
The Nepalis were kidnapped earlier this month when they entered Iraq to
work as cooks and cleaners for a Jordanian firm.
The killing of men from a tiny country that has had nothing to do with
the invasion or occupation of Iraq will send shockwaves through foreign
companies doing business here.
"We have carried out the sentence of God against 12 Nepalis who came
from their country to fight the Muslims and to serve the Jews and the
Christians...believing in Buddha as their God," said the statement by
the military committee of the Army of Ansar al-Sunna.
that explains it - they were "infidels", and therefore clearly
deserving of death, though last I heard, Jordan was a predominantly Muslim
country, wasn't it, so what's this talk of serving "Jews and the
I can't believe that anyone with a shred of decency could indulge in
the invention of apologies for such psychopaths. These scum obviously
love killing for the sake of it, and they don't really care one way or
another who they kill, whether Iraqi or foreigner, Buddhist, Christian
UPDATE: Here's an Iraqi blogger with more info and pictures. Warning: don't click on the link unless you have a strong stomach.