September 21, 2004

American Hostage Jack Hensley Beheaded

Critical UPDATE 9/22: Video released of Jack Hensley's beheading by sick bastard terrorists. Links to video and images from video can be found here.

Critical Updates 9/22: Jack Hensley's body found (via JQuinton).

For original post, please scroll down past updates section.

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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NEIN reports:

Zarqawi's group announces "slaughter" of second American hostage. A message posted moments ago on the Ansar message board announced the murder of American hostage Jack Hensley. The posting was made by the same individual who posted yesterday's announcement of Armstrong's murder, and who has a history of posting announcements from Zarqawi's Tawhid wa Jihad group.

The announcement indicated that photos and a video would be forthcoming shortly.

Expect updates.

UPDATE 2:32 EDT: Fox News confirms breaking news.

UPDATE 2:40 EDT: Al Jazeera website reporting "more soon"

UPDATE 2:47 EDT: AP via Chad

“The nation’s zealous children slaughtered the second American hostage … after the end of the deadline,” said the statement, posted under the pseudonym Abu Maysara al-Iraqi, who has posted past statements in the group’s name.

UPDATE 4:33 EDT: Al Jazeera now reporting, but it wouldn't be al Jazeera if they didn't blame it somehow on Tony Blair:

"The sons of our nation have slit the throat of the second American hostage after the deadline passed and we will provide you with pictures soon," said the contributor, who goes by the pseudonym Abu Maisarah al-Iraqi.....

Bigley’s brother spoke to Aljazeera.net immediately following Hensley's reported "execution" condemning British Prime Minister Tony Blair for his policy in Iraq and urging mercy for his brother.

“I utterly condemn the UK stance on foreign policy. Blair is a bully,” Paul Bigley said. “The second captive has been executed. Ken is next. Ken is a good guy.”

Don't all you trolls who have been posting on my site feel better now that you know you hold the exact same opinion about Bush and Blair that the terrorists do?

Critical UPDATE 3:29 EDT: Zarqawi's website now confirms Hensley's death. Is there a reader who can translate Arabic?

UPDATE 3:40 EDT: Here is a picture of the announcement on the website. (Click image for larger view)

UPDATE 4:44 EDT: Reader Keith provides the following rough translation:"(In black)It is done. {lengthy Koran quote }

(In red)For Immediate Release - (Koranic date followed by western date)

Praise God

We have beheaded the second American hostage after the expiration of the deadline.. And we will release film footage soon, God willing..And we will execute the British hostage unless the British government pulls out unconditionally..(???!! ???!! Somthing about female Muslims)
??? "Bush" ??? "Blair" God is Great... God bless and protect Muslims
"

UPDATE 8:39 PM CDT: The video has not been posted yet. The way these things usually work is that a member of Zarqawi's group posts a message to an Islamic bulletin board stating the video will be released soon. Sometimes a link to a free web host is posted to the bulletin board later that day hosting the video. Other times Zarqawi's group posts it to their own website. NEIN reports that this time the host of the Islamic bulletin board, Ansarnet, took down the original post and it seems they've banned the poster of the message Irhabi 007 (Terrorist 007) from the board. Why did they ban him? Nope, not because he is a terrorist scumbag. He was banned after he insisted that we kufr pay him to download the video!

I should expect the video to be up at Zarqawi's site tomorrow morning some time. I will try keep everyone up to date.

Hat tip: Cindy

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