September 13, 2004

Turkish Hostage Beheaded on Video

To see original post on this Turkish hostage, images, and links to video--please scroll down past this brief update section.

UPDATE 10/15: Another Turkish hostage was murdered today by the Army of Ansar al-Sunnah and shown in a gruesome beheading video. News, Images, and Links to Video at this more UPDATED POST.

UPDATE: 10/02: For the latest information, links to video, and images on hostages in Iraq please check the main page by CLICKING HERE.

Here is a list of all the victims of Islamic Beheadings since late July this year.

10/02 Iraqi Victim Barie Nafie Dawoud Ibrahim Beheading Video and Images Here
9/22 American Hostage Jack Hensley Beheading Video and Images Here
9/20 American Hostage Eugene Armstrong Beheaded on Video Here
9/13 Turkish Hostage Beheaded on Video Here
9/08 Three Muslim 'Informants' Beheaded by the Religion of Irony
8/31 12 Nepalese Hostages Killed, 1 Beheaded Here
8/26 Italian Hostage Enzo Baldoni Murdered Here
8/25 Alleged CIA Agent Beheaded in Video Here
8/13 Another Alleged CIA Agent Beheaded on Video Here
8/11 CIA Agent Executed: Another Beheading Video
8/09 Another Bulgarian Beheading Video
8/02 Turkish Hostage Murdered
7/28 Bulgarian Beheading Video
7/27 Kashmir Rebels Bomb Hospital, Behead Three
7/27 Paul Johnson Beheading Video and Images Here
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Begin original post:


KESQ:

Al-Qaida-linked militants have posted a videotape on a Web site purportedly showing a kidnapped Turkish driver's beheading.

The video has the victim identifying himself as one of the Turkish contractors kidnapped last month. He speaks in Turkish with Arabic subtitles, describing his job transporting goods to an American military base in Mosul.

After that, the picture fades to a black screen with a title reading "the execution," followed by warnings from masked, armed militants to foreign drivers and grisly footage of the beheading.

The video was digitally dated August 17th. It was posted on the Web site used by a a group headed by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Updates later.

UPDATE: The victim's name is Durmus Kumdereli. He was killed last month. What is especially odd about this is that his companion, Mustafa Koksal, was released a month ago. Why would they let one go and kill the other one?

UDATE II: Video, courtesy Northeast Intelligence Network Backup video here (hat tip to Cindy and Sworn Enemy).

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I do not recommend that you click to the site who's URL you see in the vidcap. It is a site that publishes gruesome images as well as pornography--seemingly for their prurient interests. Many of us believe that the images, such as the one you see above, should be seen so that we understand the brutality of our enemies. This is a war against a kind of savagery that many think no longer exists. Remember what these bastards are capable of.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:47 PM | Comments |