It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Trent
This is great news! It should be noted that the Australian grand Mufti has been very actively trying the secure his release and probably had a big hand in this favorable outcome. As an Australian I'm very glad to see the muslim community get right behind him and push so hard for his release.
Australia's senior Islamic leader Sheikh Taj Aldin Alhilali flew to Iraq to negotiate Mr Wood's release, ultimately offering himself as a substitute.
Mr Howard paid tribute to the efforts of Australia's Islamic community and the mufti.
"I also place on record my appreciation for the efforts of the Australian Islamic community and of Sheikh Taj Alhilali."