April 25, 2016
Hostage John Ridsdel Reportedly Murdered by Terrorist Group Abu Sayyaf
RIP John; remember John's only crime was being a non-Muslim with no money.
John Ridsdel, 68, was taken from a tourist resort along with three others by the Abu Sayyaf group in September last year.The group holding Mr. Ridsdel appeared to be a small disorganized group of desperate jungle guerrillas rather than a large organized terrorist cell.
Confirming the death, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called it "an act of coldblooded murder".
On Monday a severed head was found on a remote Philippine island, hours after an Abu Sayyaf ransom deadline expired.
The Philippine army has not confirmed if it belonged to one of the captives.