September 1, 2004
Jihadist Group Holding French Hostages Calls for bin Laden's Ruling
On September 1, 2004, the ?Iraqi Islamic Army? [Al-Jaish Al-Islami Al-Iraqi], the group that is holding two French reporters hostage, posted a communiqué on an Islamist website calling for Bin Laden?s Fatwa [edict] on what they should with the hostages. The message was posted at 4:21 PM, Mecca time.
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