Tuesday, May 11, 2004

It Was Only A Matter of Time

From the New York Times:

Video Seems to Show Beheading of American


Published: May 11, 2004

Filed at 12:53 p.m. ET

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — A video posted Tuesday on an Islamic militant Web site appeared to show a group affiliated with al-Qaida beheading an American in Iraq, saying the death was revenge for the prisoner-abuse scandal.

The video showed five men wearing headscarves and black ski masks, standing over a bound man in an orange jumpsuit who identified himself as an American from Philadelphia.

After reading a statement, the men were seen pulling the man to his side and cutting off his head with a large knife. They then held the head out before the camera.