posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 03:04 AM
It appears that a Saudi is pleading, in a letter, for the life of the American hostage. The letter declares muslim protection for Paul Johnson's
life and is signed with the pseudonym Saad al-Mu'men, or Saad The Believer.
However, who exactly is pleading depends on your slant on the Iraqi situation. While CNN refers to an interview on Al Arabiya news channel's Web
site and describes the letter's author as a "friend", Aljazeera describes the letter writer, and indeed the entire letter, as a "mystery."
(CNN) -- A Saudi colleague of abducted U.S. citizen Paul Johnson Jr. urged kidnappers Thursday to free the hostage, arguing that the victim is under
his protection as a Muslim and killing him would break Islamic law.
(Aljazeera) -- A mystery letter signed by "The Believer" urges militants to free the American hostage, Paul Johnson, saying killing him violates