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8.27.2006

Kidnapped Fox News Journalists Freed Unharmed

Wonderful news:

Militants freed two Fox News journalists on Sunday in the Gaza Strip, ending a nearly two week hostage drama in which one of the former captives said they were forced at gunpoint to make statements, including that they had converted to Islam.

Correspondent Steve Centanni, 60, of Washington, D.C., and cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand, were dropped off at Gaza City's Beach Hotel by Palestinian security officials. A tearful Centanni briefly embraced a Palestinian journalist in the lobby, then rushed upstairs with Wiig behind him.

The pair, who appeared to be in good health, then met with Palestinian officials, including Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. The three men sat in a circle of chairs at the hotel, before the journalists held a news conference, then left and crossed into Israel.

"I want to thank everybody. I am happy to be here. I hope that this never scares a single journalist away from coming to Gaza to cover the story because the Palestinian people are very beautiful and kind hearted," Centanni told reporters. "The world needs to know more about them. Don't be discouraged."


Any of the LWM bluenoses who'd like to take issue with Centanni and Wiig making propaganda statements for the terrorists at the threat of death should reflect that the LWM provides such propaganda all the time while under no such threat.

Thank God these men made it out alright---let's hope the kidnapped Israeli soldiers are similarly returned to their families in healthy condition.

1 Comments:

Blogger linearthinker said...

Amen to all your comments.

Terms for the release of Israelis could have long term consequences, though.

4:05 PM  

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