Kim Sun-il Executed by Captors in Iraq

The Arab cable news network Al-Jazeera reported Tuesday that Kim Sun-il has been executed by his captors. Al-Jazeera received a video tape recording his execution. The broadcast said that the al-Qaeda-linked group “Monotheism and Jihad” executed Kim, and that it would soon broadcast the video sent by the group.

A video image released Wednesday(Korean Time) by Al-Jazeera television shows a group of heavily armed gunmen, standing over kidnapped Korean Kim Sun-il. Militants beheaded Kim in Iraq Tuesday after Seoul refused their demand to withdraw its troops and scrap plans to send additional troops.

Korean captive killed after deadline passes
Kim Sun-Il worked for firm dealing with US occupation forces

A South Korean translator working for a company that supplies equipment to US occupation forces in Iraq has been executed after a deadline set by his captors passed.

In a videotape received by Aljazeera, the resistance group Jamat al-Tawhid and Jihad said it was fulfilling a pledge it made yesterday that the 33-old-year South Korean translator Kim Sun-Il would be beheaded if their demands were not met by South Korean government.

The captors threatened on Sunday to kill Kim, who was captured last Thursday near Falluja, in 24 hours if South Korea did not cancel its plan to deploy troops to Iraq.

South Korea rejected the demand and said on Monday it would send forces to Iraq despite an earlier video showing Kim begging for his life.

Al-Jazeera, the choice of discerning beheaders fighting US imperialism everywhere. And Michael Moore.

I know, I’m harping on this. I guess it fascinates me that there’s actually a viewpoint that grabbing innocent people off the street and lopping off their heads is somehow an acceptable reaction to, well, anything.