07 May '12, 4am

Al Qaeda releases video of American captured in Pakistan

Screen shot of Warren Weinstein, from al Qaeda's hostage video. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. Al Qaeda has released its first video of Warren Weinstein, an American citizen who was kidnapped in Lahore, Pakistan in August 2011. In the videotape, Weinstein pleaded with US President Barak Obama to submit to al Qaeda's demands to ensure his release before he is killed. The videotape, which was produced by As Sahab, al Qaeda's propaganda department, and released on jihadist websites yesterday, is titled A Message from the Prisoner Warren Weinstein to His President. In the video, Weinstein directly addresses Obama, and begs for the president to accept al Qaeda's terms for his release. "And I'd like to talk to President Obama and ask him - beg him - that he accept and respond to the demands of the mujahideen, for my life is in your hands, Mr. President," Weinstein said,...

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