December 4, 2014 10:00 am -

[su_right_ad]American Luke Somers pleads for his wife in a video released by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and obtained by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Somers, 33, was captured by al Qaeda in September 2013 in Sanaa, and was reportedly working in the country as a freelance photojournalist.

“It’s now been well over a year since I’ve been kidnapped in Sanaa. Basically, I’m looking for any help that can get me out of this situation,” the man says in the video’s last 30 seconds. “I’m certain that my life is in danger. So as I sit here now, I ask if anything can be done, please, let it be done. Thank you very much.”

The video starts with a man, identified as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula official Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, apparently threatening to kill Somers if the United States does not meet unspecified demands.

“We warn Obama and the American government of the consequences of proceeding ahead in any other foolish action,” the official says, according to a translation by Reuters. “We give the American government a timeframe of three days from the issuance of this statement to meet our demands about which they are aware; otherwise, the American hostage held by us will meet his inevitable fate.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

3 responses to Video: Al Qaeda Threatens To Kill American Hostage

  1. Suzanne McFly December 4th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    To even address this “demand” would be foolish. I will pray for this guy but I really don’t think this will end well.

  2. edmeyer_able December 4th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I’m sure the grand juries of Ferguson and Stanton Island will clear them of any wrong doing.

  3. fancypants December 5th, 2014 at 6:05 am

    the video has been removed