RUDENESS NOTED

Freed captive Douglas Wood has offended the nice folks who kidnapped him, kicked him, and threatened to kill him:

Douglas Wood could be killed if he returned to Iraq after calling his captors “arseholes”, a spokesman for the Mufti of Australia said.

Mr Wood, 63, arrived in Australia on Monday after spending 47 days as a hostage in the war-torn country, but has indicated he may go back for business reasons.

But Keysar Trad, a spokesman for Australian Mufti Sheikh Taj Aldin Alhilali, said he would be very afraid for Mr Wood’s life if he returned to Iraq.

“I would be very concerned for his safety, especially after the comments that he’s made yesterday with the negative references he’s made to the people who were holding him,” Mr Trad told the Nine Network.

“If you compare that with other hostages who have been freed, you’d find that they actually came out and stated that they well looked after, they were fed,” he said.

Ungrateful Douglas, not thanking his potential murderers. We Geelong College students generally display better manners towards those who would bind us and point guns at our heads.

But the mufti is now most concerned for the two Iraqis Mr Wood was kidnapped with and who remain in captivity.

So go back to Iraq and negotiate, Mufti. You’re the expert.

Posted by Tim B. on 06/21/2005 at 01:05 PM
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