New Group Claims Fox News Kidnappings

I have not posted any updates on Fox News reporter Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig’s kidnapping, because there in reality has been no news breaking on the subject. Al Jazeera Satellite TV reported today that the two were kidnapped by a previously unknown group, the Holy Jihad Brigades. 

Fox Newsis reporting that the kidnappers are demanding the release of all Muslim detainees in American Jails…

I could be wrong on this, but the demands the kidnappers are making seem to be directedat the US, and attempts to highlight percieved injustice against all of Islam, when Palestinian terrorists, likeHamas, Islamic Jihad, or the Al Aqsa Martryrs Brigade makes demands, those demands are directed at Israel and attempt to draw attention to the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Is this a change in the Palestinian terror groups operations or perhaps the emergence of long rumored Al Qaeda in Palestine?

The terrorists also gave a deadline of 72 hours for the release of those muslim prisoners… Even if we would think about meeting those demands there is no way in hell that it could be accomplished in 72 hours.. this means 1 of 2 scenarios

1. The terrorists have no intention of releasing them or intend to later change their demands.

2. The kidnappers were surprised by the Palestinian reaction to the kidnapping (even Hamas Leadership condemned it), and invented this new terror group in which to place the blame.  

Niether scenerio is good, and I hope that I am wrong on this.  


A previously unheard of Palestinian group, the Holy Jihad Brigades, claimed responsibility on Wednesday for kidnapping a Fox News cameraman and correspondent, Al-Jazeera satellite TV reported.

American correspondent Steve Centanni, 60, and cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand were kidnapped Aug. 14 from their TV van near the Palestinian security services headquarters in Gaza City. Although Palestinian militant groups have often seized foreigners, including members of the media, this is the longest any have been held.

Others Blogging:

Hot Air, Assorted Babble, Wizbang, Ms Underestimated 


  1. Indeed I have not heard the news about the kidnappings. Is this another set of kidnappings in Iraq? How long will media men be terrorised by those kidnappings! Is there any other possible means that this problem will come to an end?

  1. 1 Ms Underestimated

    BREAKING NEWS – Gaza Militants Claim Centanni & Wiig Kidnapping

    A fax from the “Holy Jihad Brigades” to news agencies demanded the US release “Muslim prisoners” within 72 hours.

  2. 2 Assorted Babble by Suzie

    Al-Jazeera Breaks Word on Kidnapped Fox Employees…

    From the moment this news was released, I was fearful that this may be a propganda video for this unknown group of Allah lovin’nuts, Holy Jihad Brigades to get word to Al-Qaeda or some form of recongnition as another radical Muslim group. We must con….

  3. 3 Diggers Realm

    Terrorists Release Video Of Fox News Hostages Steve Centanni And Olaf Wiig

    A terrorist group calling themselves Brigades of Holy Jihad have released a video of Fox News reporter Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig. In the video demands are made for the release of “Muslim prisoners” within 72 hours. Steve…

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