June 22, 2004

South Korean Hostage Kim Sun-il Beheaded

Korean hostage Kim Sun-il has been decapitated by terrorists holding him in Iraq.

Kim Sun-il had been held hostage by suspected Al Qaeda-linked abductors, who originally said they'd kill him Tuesday but then extended that deadline during negotiations, according to Ahmed al-Ghreiri, an employee with the NKTS security firm that is acting as an intermediary.

But his captors apparently changed their mind and executed Kim anyway, Al-Jazeera reported.

Those gutless bastards. Damn.

Kim's body has been found by US forces west of Baghdad.

Al Jazeera reportedly has a video tape of the murder, which they have not broadcast yet.

The pan-Arab station said it had received a videotape showing that Kim Sun-il had been executed.

Al-Jazeera, which had not broadcast the tape, said the execution was carried out by the al-Qaida-linked group Monotheism and Jihad.

My prayers go out to Kim's family in this terrible time.

5P ET Update: Based on the initial web releases of videos of the Nick Berg and Paul Johnson beheadings, any video of Kim Sun-il's decapitation -- if it is leaked to the web -- most likely will show up at either Northeast Intellegence Network, Consumption Junction (NSFW), or Ogrish (NSFW).

Posted by mhking at June 22, 2004 04:53 PM

Well, if ever anyone thought one could talk sense into these folks, one has but to look at this. Not even going to try debating philosophy with them, thats for sure, and I don't know what the heck do philosophers talk about.

Posted by: Lola at June 22, 2004 01:18 PM

Don't forget that Monotheism and Jihad is the group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man who brought you such beheadings as Nick Berg

Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at June 22, 2004 02:11 PM

what do you all mean?

Posted by: ally at June 22, 2004 03:01 PM

Quotation marks around "Monotheism and Jihad" might be a good idea to make it clear this is a professed name, not a conjunction of two religious concepts...

Posted by: McGehee at June 23, 2004 11:43 AM

The score is 3-0, three heads to none. Its time to fight violence with violence. Its the only way to get this enemies attention.

Posted by: skeeter at June 23, 2004 09:41 PM

"Its time to fight violence with violence"

Don't be foolish. History has shown time and time again that fighting violence with violence doesn't work.

Posted by: Dionyseus at June 25, 2004 11:32 PM

Kim Sun-il was a Christian murdered by Islamic extremists .Do we not have Christian extremists to take revenge. Is the Christian God a wimp? Is it time for a new Crusade?

Posted by: john at June 28, 2004 07:56 AM

nuke um all

Posted by: rob at July 12, 2004 06:48 PM

Hey man,
This is crazy man.All I am saying is that,Let's add more armies in Iraq for now,And return home all civilian workers untill we wipe out all these senseless terrorists.

Posted by: stan at September 22, 2004 06:50 PM
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