A message disseminated across several jihadist forums by the Global Islamic Media Group, an al-Qaeda mouthpiece, titled: ?Special Call to the Mujahideen: Release Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman,? entreats the mujahideen to grant Rahman priority in hostage negotiations with the ?infidels? for his release. The author suggests that Rahman?s capture signified the ?arrest [of] the dignity of Muslims,? and ?if you set free two thousand infidels in exchange for setting free the Sheikh, it will not be a mistake. [That would] not be too much.?
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