A few days ago I posted a story about Jill, an American freelance journalist who has been working in Iraq since 2003 and loves the country and its people dearly. Jill was well respected and much loved by some of my Iraqi blogger friends, including 24 Steps to Liberty
and Treasure of Baghdad
According to Al-Jazeera the thugs who abducted Jill identified themselves as members of an unknown armed group the "Brigades of Vengeance".
I appeal to every person who knows Jill Caroll, who reads this post or cares about Iraq & Iraqi's to say a little prayer for Jill's survival and health, groups like this do not lightly let someone go.
So here goes, Please god, please allah, budda and please my fellow humans world wide protect Jill Caroll from any harm and return her to her loving friends & family. She is too valuable to this world for her life to end now.
The "Brigades of Vengeance" gave the USA 72 hours to release some female prisoners in Iraq, otherwise they will execute her.
Many pleas have been put out through the mainstream media for Jill's safety, the Al-Jazeera network & the Jordan Times both put out releases stating Jill's dislike of American policy and her importance and relation to the Iraqi people, warning the captors they have "chosen the wrong journalist". (link: Al-Jazeera.net in english
The Christian Science Monitor (who were publishing Jill's critique of the Iraq war) also released a plea from her family and fellow workers which can be found here: http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0110/p01s04-woiq.html