October 01, 2004

Bigley cage video was "staged?!?"

Dutch intelligence raided the home of the brother of British AQ hostage Ken Bigley in Amsterdam Friday night.

Apparently there have been claims made that Ken Bigley was able to roam about his captor's locale free, and was only caged for the purpose of the terrorist videos.

Dutch intelligence officers raided the home of Kenneth Bigley's brother last night. An intelligence officer from the Foreign Office is understood to have accompanied them to Paul Bigley's home in Amsterdam.

The raid came amid claims that the British hostage was free to roam his kidnappers' home in Iraq and was "caged" only for terrorist videos.

Paul Bigley's computer was seized and he was interrogated about his alleged contact with the Tawhid and Jihad group, which yesterday claimed responsibility for Thursday's killing of at least 35 children in Baghdad.

In Fallujah, Mohammed Kasim, an Iraqi-born gunman with a British passport, said the latest video of Mr Bigley showing him shackled in a cage had been staged to "terrify" the British public. There was no way of verifying the claim, particularly in a country awash with rumour and conspiracy theories.

Two of Mr Bigley's American colleagues were beheaded by the captors, believed to be the group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Gruesome footage of the murders was transmitted on the internet.

Kasim, an Iraqi-born British citizen who claims to have "joined" the resistance in Fallujah, says that he hears about Bigley every day, and made the assertion that Bigley was only caged for the videos.

Kasim says that he is not part of the Zarqawi-Al Qaeda-affiliated group that has been responsible for most of the terrorist beheadings in Iraq. He would not show a passport to confirm his claim of British citizenship, nor would he confirm his London address, citing a need to protect his family who still lives there.

Posted by mhking at October 1, 2004 11:22 PM

so he has links with them. if either of my sisters was in Ken bigleys position i would sponsor osama bin laden for british citizenship and immunity from extradition to the US to get her back.

Posted by: young-white-and-liberal at October 2, 2004 08:58 AM

If any of my sisters were in Ken Bigley's position I would pray for the terrorists. The rest of the family would be in Iraq in a flash turning over every stone looking for her. Those of us not already in the military would probably join up with the grim determination to wipe out such vermin to spare other families our anguish. You don't negotiate with terrorists. You kill them otherwise other people's family members will end up in their clutches.

Posted by: Samantha at October 2, 2004 11:59 AM

Well, it just shows to go ya. When it looks like a bad summer playhouse production - it is. Thanks, Michael, for sending the word out on this. I have been crazy busy and missed it completely.

Posted by: Joel (No Pundit Intended) at October 2, 2004 06:51 PM

That these people do this in the name of their god is sick. They are just sick f|_|cks.

Posted by: Paul at October 9, 2004 06:06 AM

some how i cant get it through my head how some human could kills its own kind in the name of god well im a christain and you dont see me going around killing people for the love and power of our father its just wrong and a really sick thing to do as far as im concerned they need a taste of ther own medician not saying that killing is right but then they need to know how the families feel and have to go through i understand that they want revenge but there is a beter way

Posted by: nicole at October 9, 2004 07:19 AM

its no problem,we'll just take these iraq idiots out one by one if we have to..its all gravy..:) r.i.p ken bigley

Posted by: this guy kicks ass at October 9, 2004 11:42 AM

What you have to remember, is that it is only a small minority of people doing these hideous things,all the others involved are just following orders,i have been researching obedience and conformaty recently, though it is wrong for these people to follow such immoral orders,they are killing to obey,and i don't think that this is looked into enough.

Posted by: katie at October 13, 2004 06:33 AM

no no no no

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