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Al-Qaeda Releases Video of Kidnapped Jewish American (VIDEO)

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Warren Weinstein was kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Pakistan during the summer of 2011. Photo:

Warren Weinstein was abducted by al-Qaeda in Pakistan last year when gunmen broke into his home in Lahore, and now the terrorist organization has released a video with Weinstein saying he will be killed if President Obama does not heed to the terrorist group’s demands.

“It’s important you accept the demands and act quickly and don’t delay,” says the 70 year old from Rockville, Maryland.. “There’ll be no benefit in delaying, it will just make things more difficult for me.”

Weinstein was in Pakistan as the country director for J.E. Austin Associates, which advises Pakistani businesses and certain sectors within the government of Pakistan.

According to the group SITE, which tracks terrorist messaging around the world, the video was posted on Sunday by Al Qaeda’s media conduit Al-Sahab.  Al Qaeda wants all U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia to stop in order for Weinstein to live, according to the video.

“My life is in your hands, Mr. President,” Weinstein said in the video, addressing President Obama. “If you accept the demands, I live; if you don’t accept the demands, then I die.”

To watch the video message in full, click below.  Note that Weinstein himself does not appear until almost 40 seconds in.

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  • Lawrence Kulak

    We should not be glad that this is happening, but in a way it is a strong litmus test for what the US is all about. Of course they should acede to the terrorists demands in this case because all they are doing is requesting that they not be killed! Any humane Gov’t if in fact one exists outside of Israel should be willing to issue a repreive on air strikes for the time being so that this man can live. But what does the Obama Administration say? “We won’t negotiate with Al Qeuda.”. This is pure idiocy because if this is indeed a “war’ on terror as Bush declared you HAVE to negotiate with an enemy to save yourself at times. This captive being a Jew makes it all the more less likely that the US will take any steps to save his life. It just goes to show how heartless the goyim (sorry guys its true) really are. All Jews should be proud of how they are.

    • FancyNancy

      America is out for America, not Americans.

      So, sad.

  • Amos Moses Cajun

    You knew the dangers. You knew the situation and now you want to spend time with family. Should have thought about that before you decided money was more important than seeing your family again. I hope it is swift and painless.

    • menachem


      You dont have to add pain to his existing problem…

      We all do stuff like that. (give or take

      Maybe say a prayer instead


    • Toby Trompeter

      What an absolutely shocking response from Amos Moses Cajun. I don’t know if you’re Jewish or not, but that is not our way…the way of the Torah. you are HEARTLESS. We have a Mitzvah called Pidyon Shvuyim – liberation of captives – and we don’t ask questions about how the person got there! Shame on you!