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Devoted to the viewpoint of Islam of Muhammad SAW and Amir ul-Mumineen, Ali ibn Abi Talib SA, in the Shi'a Fatimi Ismaili Dawoodi Bohra tradition.

July 3, 2004

Wassef Hassoun beheaded?.

Reports are that Wassef Hassoun, the muslim US marine captured by terrorists, has been beheaded by his captors. Google News is starting to pick it up, and a friend of mine who works in Washington at the Pentagon writes with direct confirmation:

Jaish Ansar al-Sunnah (formerly the Arab contingent of Ansar al-Islam, which is part of Zarqawi's al-Tawhid, which is part of al-Qaeda) has just beheaded Wassef Hassoun. It's the same brutal stuff as when they killed Paul Johnson or Nick Berg or any of the other people who have been killed by these scum, but from what I gather he met his end well. The communique we're seeing here is from an Abu Abdullah al-Hassan bin Mahmoud and it says that they killed him because after releasing the Turkish and Pakistani hostages they wanted us to know that they weren't going to spare fellow Muslims who side with the US.

InnaLillahi Wa inna Ilahi Raji'un.

This 4th of July, it's worth remembering the sacrifice of patriots past and present for the ideals of freedom. I don't know what Iraq 2050's textbooks will say about the history of Iraqi independence, but I hope they give some mention to people like Hassoun, who died a shahid in the jihad of liberty.

UPDATE: Hassoun is alive and at the US Embassy in Beirut. It's completely unclear just what the heck is going on, and whether he was ever really captured or whether it was a hoax. If a hoax, then he deserves to be prosecuted under US law. If not, then he's a pawn in some large game which is far to murky to understand at present. I've added a question mark to the title of the post accordingly...

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Shi'a Pundit was launched in 2002 during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. The blog focuses on issues pertaining to Shi'a Islam in the west and in the Islamic world. The author is a member of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community. Bohras adhere to the Shi'a Fatimi tradition of Islam, headed by the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS).

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