September 25, 2004
AQ website claims British hostage beheaded
Kenneth Bigley, the British-born Iraqi terror hostage, has been murdered, according to a posting on an AQ-associated website.
The claim has been refuted by the UK's Foreign Office in London.
The Web site where the posting appeared has often carried messages from Zarqawi's followers, including gruesome video that showed Hensley and Armstrong being killed. It also showed video on Wednesday of Bigley, 62, begging for his life.
But it is not as prominent as other sites that have aired similar content, and some of its earlier claims have been picked up from elsewhere. It has also carried messages that appeared not to be true, including two shaky claims that two Italian aid workers missing since Sept. 7 were killed.
The Foreign Office in London said it was aware of the claim but described the site as "discredited."
"It's just a posting," a Foreign Office spokeswoman said on customary condition of anonymity. "We can't see there's anything credible in this at all."
The group holding Bigley murdered Americans Eugene Armstrong and Jack Kinsley earlier this week. Video footage of the decapitation of both Americans was posted on the web.
Footage of Bigley pleading for his life was released and shown on the Arabic television network Al Jazeera.
Posted by mhking at September 25, 2004 12:55 PM
my heart goes out to all our hostages. no matter where they are from. no matter the color. we are all GODS childern. GOD BLESS MR. BIGSLEY. I HOPE HE IS ALIVE> IF NOT MAY THESE BEHEADINGS STOP. SAVE OUR CHILDERN. GOD PLEASE SAVE US ALL>
I really think its time for the news to show the beheading, the children being shot, our troops being killed,and everylast bombing that take place to let everyone know without a doubt what we are up against. Iam so sick and tired of the media playing into the enemy hands on this kind of stuff. Some where I saw on TV during WW2 the President at that time did it to get people on board.
POOR MR. BIGLEY. MY HEART HURTS TO SEE PEOPLE TREATED LIKE THAT. GOD BLESS YOU MR. BIGLEY.AND ALSO YOUR FAMILY.
MR. BIGSLEY. WE STILL PRAY FOR YOUR RELEASE.GOD BLESS YOU > STAY WITH GOD. AND PRAY VERY HARD.
Why don't we praise? I mean seriously think about it,Paul and Silas were in prison by their captors and at midnight of all things they could have done they sang praises to the Lord. God is real and he's powerful, he's not just some nice little dreamy Idea and he's not a respector of persons. Why don't we start praising the Lord and get this man freed!
MR. BIGLY I HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOUR ALL RIGHT. RIGHT AS YOU CAN BE IN THAT SITUATION. GOD BLESS YOU MR. BIGLY. I MEAN THAT. I THINK OF ALL THE TIME. AND I WILL ALSO KEEP PRAYING. JUST KNOW THAT UNITED STATES CARES FOR YOU. AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY YOU HAVE A SAFE RETURN TO YOUR FAMILY. WE LOVE YA MR. BIGLY
He has just been beheaded. Rather, his head was SAWED off. Not chopped. God rest his soul...
i am so so sorry MR, BIGLEY. i am so sad, i will pray for your family an friends. we also love ya an we care and are so sad and hurt. GOD BLESS YOU AND FAMILY. i do not have the heart to say anymore,i hurt , and i am very angery.may GOD forgive me. i am PISSED OFF. GODS PEACE TO ALL THAT CARED
I made a terrible mistake and found and watched the video of the first two men being beheaded and I DO NOT recommend anyone making the same mistake. I am a 57 year old man and I will be haunted by those images for the rest of my life. When I heard on the news that the same happened to Mr. Bigsley I got so full of rage I did not know how to cope with it. My heart goes out to his family.