Al-Qaida Hostage Begs For Obama’s Help
Al-Qaida Hostage Begs For Obama’s Help, A video of an American citizen kidnapped in Pakistan last year was released online late Sunday, showing the hostage making a desperate plea to President Barack Obama.
“My life is in your hands, Mr. President,” Warren Weinstein, the 70-year-old hostage, said in the two-minute video, posted on several Islamist websites. “If you accept the demands, I live. If you don’t accept the demands, then I die.”
According to CNN, those demands listed by Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri include:
Weinstein, a development consultant living in Pakistan, was reportedly kidnapped from his home last August. Al-Qaida later claimed responsibility for the abduction.