18 Jan 2013
If I recall correctly, this also happened during the November 2008 Pakistani Muslim jihad assault upon Mumbai. Once the raiders began taking hostages, inside the hotels, there were instances of Muslims being released, once they identified themselves as Muslims, while non-Muslims were kept prisoner.
And there is a further point to be made.
When Muslims seized a plane, that plane that was held at Entebbe, the hijackers there - because we were at an earlier stage of the global Jihad - made a distinction between Jewish and non-Jewish prisoners, with the latter grudgingly permitted to leave. But, if I recall correctly, at least some of the French, non-Jewish, crew and flight attendants refused to desert their Jewish passengers; they could have left, but chose to remain, as prisoners. They showed solidarity with their fellow kuffar from whom, at that point, they were being distinguished.
I do not hear that any of those Muslims, either in Mumbai or in Algeria, whom the jihadi hostage takers told they were free to go because of their Muslimness, even considered doing for their non-Muslim fellow hotel guests, or their non-Muslim co-workers what those French Gentile airline workers did for the Jewish passengers. I do not hear that even one of these captured-but-released Muslims, in Mumbai or in Algeria, said, 'No, if the other people here are not going to be released, I will not go either; you release all of us, or none'.