“QUETTA, Pakistan – Kidnappers threatened on Friday to kill an American employee of the United Nations within 72 hours and issued a grainy video of the blindfolded captive saying he was “sick and in trouble.” A letter accompanying the video delivered to a Pakistani news agency said the hostage, John Solecki, would be killed unless authorities released 141 women it said were being held in Pakistan.The video and the demands indicated that Solecki, the head of the U.N. refugee agency in Quetta, a city near the Afghan border, was alive and that his captors wanted to negotiate.Solecki, who appeared blindfolded and with a shawl draped over his shoulders in the 20-second clip, said his message was addressed to the United Nations. “I am not feeling well. I am sick and in trouble. Please help solve the problem soon so that I can gain my release,” he said
What’s it going to take to get the majority of Muslims to officially demand the reformation of their medieval religion? Muslims scream “most of us are moderates”, but when push comes to shove, where are these moderates when it comes to sharia and the jihad ideology, just how deep does that soft moderation really go before you hit hard rock Islamic fundamentalism?
That’s the conundrum in the equation, people can scream of their moderation but yet remain notably silent to the oppressive and beastly acts carried out in the name of jihad. Perhaps most Muslims around the world do in fact reject Sharia law, but why all the silence to the slow creeping of it into every day life in Western society? Just wondering about all that. KGS