Tuesday, August 14, 2007
...of us songs, for our tormentors mirth.
There are so many events going on in the world today. Lest we forget that Christian persecution is still rampant in the world, please remember that a group of facist Muslims has kidnapped a group of Christians, based solely on the fact that they are Christians.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban kidnappers freed two South Korean women Monday, a move the fundamentalist militants described as a gesture of goodwill while they negotiate the fate of 19 other Christian aid workers they still hold.
The two women were released into the custody of Afghan elders, then handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross in a rural roadside exchange just west of Ghazni province, where they were abducted while traveling with a group of 23 South Korean volunteers July 19.
They continue to hold 16 women and three men.
The two freed women had been ill, according to a purported Taliban spokesman. South Korea's Foreign Ministry identified them as Kim Ji-na, 32, and Kim Kyong-ja, 37. The government said they would undergo medical exams by a South Korean military unit stationed at the Bagram Air Base near Kabul before returning to Seoul.
Ghazni Gov. Mijardden Patan insisted no deal had been made for the release.