November 02, 2010

Canadian Jihad Supporter Beverly Giesbrecht Dies as Hostage of the Taliban [Updated/Bumped]


Indian Express:

A woman journalist from Canada, who was abducted by militants in November 2008, has died following prolonged illness in the custody of the Taliban somewhere in northwest Pakistan or Afghanistan, sources said on Tuesday.

Khadija Abdul Qahar, 55, who was known as Beverly Giesbrecht before she converted to Islam, was abducted along with her translator Salman Khan and cook-cum-driver Zar Muhammad while travelling to Miranshah in the restive North Waziristan tribal region.

Well I guess Beverly's Jihad has been totally unspun. Ironic that she went to Pakistan to prove the Taliban were just ordinary folk and ended up in her last days a prisoner there, carrying water for a crusty old mullah and waiting for her liver to fail. Which it did....eventually.

UPDATE by Rusty: I'm bumping and updating this because I think some of you probably don't know Bev and don't know the backstory.

Geisbrecht once published a website called "Jihad Unspun" under the name "Khadija Abdul Qahaar". The website was pro-Taliban. I don't mean this in the sense that many on the Left are pro-Taliban -- they support any opponents of the US -- I mean this in the literal sense: she and the website supported the Taliban.

A few years ago Beverly and a collaborator who had done work with al Jazeera began showing up on a forum that I once moderated asking for help contacting "the mujahideen". They wanted to do a documentary on "the resistance" in several countries, including Afghanistan.

So, I knew Beverly. She was not a "journalist" as the MSM is reporting. She was an activist on behalf of terrorists and Islamofascists.

She and her collaborator eventually tried to make it to Afghanistan to make contact with the people she supported, the Taliban. But, as it turned out, her own pro-Taliban narrative -- that the Taliban were freedom fighters protecting Muslims from the brutality of the Americans -- turned out to be wrong. The Taliban took her hostage and threatened to behead her.

Let her sad life story be an example to all Muslims who think that America is the cause of their troubles and the Islamists the solution. This is objectively false.

Beverly knows this now. Too bad she had to learn this lesson the hard way.

The Jawa Report: Next Step in the Beverly Giesbrecht Scam
Time Up: Did Taliban Murder Pro-Taliban Activist
Video: Taliban Threaten to Behead Pro-Taliban
We Told You: Taliban Decide Not to Kill Pro-Taliban Canadian Traitor
Taliban Wants $375,000 For Kidnapped Canadian Taliban Supporter

More here.

See Also:
jihadunspun unhinged
Abu Izzadeen chats about Jihad Unspun
Jihad Unspun: Allah's own wartime profiteers

By Howie at 11:30 AM | Comments |