Somalia: Kidnapped Briton, Judith Tebbutt, Released by Muslim Kidnappers...But At What Price?
As reported by ABC Australia's Africa correspondent Philip Williams, with information also from Reuters.
'Somali Pirates Free British Tourist'.
That headline should probably read, "Somali Muslim Pirates Extort Huge Price For Life of British Tourist", for there is no way they would have released her (without the use of military force against them) unless they were first paid an exorbitant amount of money. She was too old to keep and use for 'tilth', so they extracted whatever they could get from her family and friends...probably far more than said family and friends could really afford. And thus the hard-earned cash of the inhabitants of dar al Harb is bled off, yet again, to glut the parasites of Dar al Islam, with some of it most likely making its way, via zakat (willingly or unwillingly paid by the pirates in their turn) to fund the neverending Jihad. - CM
'Somali pirates have released British woman (that is: Somali Muslim pirates have released British non-Muslim woman - CM) Judith Tebbutt seven months after killing her husband and kidnapping her from a luxury Kenyan resort.
'Ms Tebutt was captured when gunmen snuck into the remote Kiwayu Safari Village in the early hours of September 11, shooting dead her husband David Tebbutt, 58.
Observe the typical Mohammedan overkill. Kill the (unarmed) husband; seize the wife. This is about humiliating the kuffar, as much as it is about acquiring a captive in order to extort a ransom. - CM
'Ms Tebbutt was forced onto a boat and taken to nearby Somalia, where she was held hostage.
'She has now been released, and flown from Somalia to [the] Kenyan capital Nairobi. It is thought she will travel on to Britain.
'A private security firm organised Ms Tebbutt's release - a ransom was reportedly paid.
It would be interesting to find out just how large that ransom was. I would hazard the guess that it was a good deal more than Ms Tebbutt's family and friends could properly manage to afford, necessitating the liquidation of assets acquired through decades of hard work, and thus condemning her and them to a future much more financially straitened than it otherwise would have been. - CM
'She says it has been a horrible ordeal, but she is glad to be free.
"[I'm] very relieved to have been released: seven months is a long time and under the circumstances with my husband passing away (that is, "with my husband having been murdered by the Muslim thugs who took me captive" - CM) it made it harder", she told Britain's ITV from Somalia.
"I'm just happy to be released and I'm looking forward to seeing my son who successfully secured my release."
And probably permanently impoverished himself thereby. Such is the way in which the war of attrition is carried out by the Ummah against the non-Muslims, one little raid after another, steadily 'bleeding' the Infidels of money and lives. - CM
'The 57 year old said she was moved from house to house during her captivity, which she found "very disorientating".
It was intended to be. - CM
"There were some very hard psychological moments", she said, faltering, "But I got through it".
She is lucky she was 57. If she had been much younger, she would very likely have been raped. - CM
'The Kenyan government has blamed the Al Qaeda-aligned Al Shabab Islamist group for the killing and kidnapping.
For the murder and kidnapping. - CM
'In an interview just before she was released, Ms Tebbutt said she had only found out her husband had died weeks after she was taken hostage.
Her husband did not 'die'. He was murdered. - CM
"I'd just assumed he was alive, but then my son told me he...he'd died", she said.
'In the following weeks, attackers abducted a disabled French lady from another beach in northern Kenya, and two Spanish aid workers from a refugee camp in the East African country.
At this point the report should include the information that the disabled and ailing French lady was so badly neglected and mistreated that she died in captivity. Her Muslim captors then proposed to sell her remains to her family and nation...for a very high price. - CM
'In a separate ITV interview filmed in the days before her release and broadcast for the first time on Wednesday, Ms Tebbutt said she was in good health and had not been mistreated by her captors.
Except for the fact that they murdered her husband...And we should bear firmly in mind that at this point she was not speaking freely, for she had not yet been let go, nor was she out of Somalia. She wouldn't dare say anything to offend her easily-offended captors. It is perfectly probable that they told her she had better say nice things about them...or else. - CM
'Looking thin but upbeat, she said she had been ill three times during her captivity, but had received medication "almost immediately" each time, and recovered.
"I sleep very well here", the Briton said.
"I've had absolutely no torture whatsoever. In fact, I've been made to feel as comfortable as possible by the pirates that are holding me".
She sounds like someone reciting a script. - CM
'It is unclear if a ransom was paid, but Somali elder Mohamud Ibrahim said negotiations had been ongoing since Tebbutt's capture and that "expenses incurred during the captivity were very high".
Suure, you bastard. Oh, it's so expensive to keep abductees alive these days...feel sorry for us, we had to spend sooo much money on food and medicine..not much on food, though, from the looks of it, she's pale and skinny as a rake...Spare us the contemptible whining, Mr Somali Muslim 'elder' (gang boss) Ibrahim. Just how many millions of pounds' ransom did Ms Tebbutt's son and the rest of the family and friends hand over to your mob of thugs to buy Mrs Tebbutt's freedom... and how big a cut are you getting from it? - CM
'A spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron said it was not government policy to pay ransoms.
"Our position is that we do not pay ransoms and we do not facilitate concessions to hostage-takers", he said.
'Asked whether officials had advised the family not to pay a ransom, he replied, "All I can say is that we have been in close contact throughout".
'British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler, who were held hostage for more than a year after Somali pirates (that is, Somali Muslim pirates - CM) hijacked their yacht in the Indian Ocean, were freed in 2010 after paying a ransom.
'The Kenyan government had blamed Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked militant group (translation: jihad gang - CM) Al Shabaab, and sent hundreds of troops across the border, scrambling to beef up security along the porous frontier and reassure a spooked tourist sector.
Muslim raids across the border into majority-non-Muslim Kenya - whether carried out by Al Shabaab or by other Muslims emulating Mohammed the caravan-raider - serve to weaken the Kenyan economy, not only by damaging infrastructure but by frightening away tourist dollars. It's all about dar al Islam continually robbing and assaulting dar al Harb, year after year, bit by bit 'softening up' the non-Muslim neighbours for eventual full-scale invasion and Islamisation. - CM
'Al Shabaab denied they were behind the wave of kidnappings and pirates, who usually focus on hijacking merchant ships and private yachts off the lawless country's coast.'
'Lawless' = sharia-crazed. As for Al Shabaab's denials, I am inclined to disbelieve anything they say, on principle. However, the thing to be kept in mind is that Mohammed, whom all Muslims are taught to admire and emulate, was a slave-taker, caravan-raider, warlord and ransom-extorter. Kidnapping non-Muslim travellers for ransom (as well as in order to keep or sell them as slaves, or simply to kill them) has been a favourite sport of Mohammedans of all kinds, whether paid-up members of official jihad organisations or not, since the very beginnings of Islam. 21st-century Somalia looks more and more like the Muslim pirate-infested Barbary Coast of the 16th through 19th centuries. - CM