Friday, August 31, 2007

Taliban Vows to Abduct More Foreigners

For those who think that I might have overstated, made up or exaggerated the risk I mentioned in Wednesday's posting of further kidnappings because of the recent concessions that the South Korean government made with the Taliban in order to secure the release of the nineteen hostages, read the following couple of paragraphs from yesterday's Guardian:

Taliban militants released the last seven South Korean hostages on Thursday under a deal with the government in Seoul, ending a six-week drama that the insurgents claimed as a ``great victory for our holy warriors.''

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi vowed to abduct more foreigners, reinforcing fears that South Korea's decision to negotiate directly with the militants would embolden them.

``We will do the same thing with the other allies in Afghanistan, because we found this way to be successful,'' he told the Associated Press via cell phone from an undisclosed location

1 comment:

David said...

Thank You, Glenn, for your Biblical stand in our day. I was afraid that no one would take a stand against the trade off for the missionary hostages.

I loved your book - In the Shadow of the Cross:A Theology of Persecution and Discipleship. Thanks for writing it!

I teach a theology of persecution also and find that God uses it in many ways in the lives of the obedient.

Yes, it is easy to say what we say from a position of freedom and comfort, but again, as you say, our position is Biblical. Therefore, we must preach the WHOLE counsel of God. It is not ours to pick and choose the easy messages.

I have seen people make decisions to be a bold witness ---in the USA as well as India --- when confronted with the truth of Biblical discipleship and persecution.

I appreciate your writings. We need your challenges in this day of apostasy, comfort and convenience.

God bless you richly.

David Bennett
Director SWMI
Psalm 2:8