Al Jazeera Says Terrorists Hold American
The group, calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq, released its demands in a video via Al Jazeera, the outlet of choice for Islamic terrorists:
"Islamic Army in Iraq" is the same name as the group that provided al Jazeera with a now debunked video purporting to show the attack on US Marines last Thursday.
Aljazeera aired video footage on Tuesday showing a man identified as Ronald Schulz, a security adviser for the Iraqi Housing Ministry.
The group said in the tape it captured the adviser and was giving the US military in Iraq 48 hours to release all Iraqi prisoners, otherwise it would kill him.
Suspicion about al Jazeera has been raised before due to the organization's quick and easy access to terrorists. US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has spoken suspiciously of al Jazeera, calling them "Johnny-on-the-spot" for terrorist attacks, and Al Jazeera reporter Taysir Alluni was convicted of terrorist activities by a Spanish court.