British Jihadi Threatens Captured Nun in al-Qaeda Clip
Thu, January 28, 2016
Screenshot from video showing armed Islamists in Mali.
A British jihadi appeared in a new video threatening a nun who was kidnapped in Mali.
The al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) video was filmed in Mali. In it, the masked jihadi, speaking with an English accent, explains that Swiss nun Beatrice Stockly was captured for attempting to spread Christianity.
She was offered in exchange for Islamist prisoners, including AQIM leader Abu Tourab who faces charges at the International Criminal Court.
She was abducted three weeks ago from Timbuktu. She was previously abducted and released on condition she would not return to Mali. She returned anyway and was recaptured in January 8.
If the group’s demands are not met “the Sahara will become a prison with no bars for all of your citizens,” the masked militant threatened.