Syrian jihadists released video today of US reporter Austin Tice blindfolded after his capture. The Islamists are chanting “Allahu Akbar” as they march Tice from their truck out into the wilderness.

The News Tribune reported:

Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist in Syria who hasn’t communicated with family and colleagues since mid-August, is shown alive and in the custody of armed men in a video posted on YouTube.

In the 47-second clip, headlined “Austin Tice still alive,” he’s shown blindfolded and disoriented, mangling an Islamic prayer before crying out, “Oh, Jesus.” Masked gunmen who act like militant Islamists surround him, calling out “God is great!” and wearing the baggy traditional outfits of fighters operating in Afghanistan.

The video was posted Wednesday but it escaped notice until early Monday, when a link to it appeared on a Facebook page that appears to support the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad. Tips and other evidence previously gathered by the news organizations to which Tice contributed have suggested that he’s in the custody of the Syrian government.

“Knowing Austin is alive and well is comforting to our family,” Tice’s parents, Marc and Debra, said in a statement they released from their home in Houston. “Though it is difficult to see our eldest son in such a setting and situation as that depicted in the video, it is reassuring that he appears to be unharmed. It is evident that the current events in Syria are challenging and difficult for everyone involved. Our wish is that peace and stability can once again return to the people of Syria and that our treasured son Austin will soon be safely returned to our family.”

 

 

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  1. This may sound mean, but no sympathy here. Any “journalist” heading into any kind of war zone should dispense with the idea that he/she will be treated as a neutral observer by any involved party.

    You go there, you takes your chances.

  2. They certainly do take their chances but they also deserve our prayers and our sympathy. There is no justification for the brutality the mohammed sucking pigs, commit on innocent people.

    Down with Syria. Want to talk about a stinking corpse….

    Austin Tice has my prayers. May Austin be spared in the nick of time. C’mon Obama, send in your drones (POS CIC).

    Why does Hillary still have a job? Holder? Panetta? ??????

    35 days.

  3. #1 agree…unless you are military…get the f out of the area…. mooslimes are nothing but brainwashed morons…nothing good will come of it

  4. ++

    first i’ve heard of this.. :-(

    prayers going out to him and his family..

    not to mention anyone else overseas, nor we the people, who
    will soon enough realize that Oceans do not separate US from
    our enemies.. :-)

    ==

  5. Can Americans now go on a killing rampage over this video?
    Can we have protests in the streets with shouts of “Death to the Middle east?”And torching of the Syrian flag?

  6. CIA

  7. How long until Morsi sends a message to Bombo that he can get Tice back and all it will take is sending the blind sheik to Egypt? I’d wager Morsi has the smarts to send the cable at 8PM Nov 6.

  8. I hope he gets out alive. This is not good.

  9. ++

    re: #4 October 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm bg

    :-) = :mad:

    ==

  10. If this guy was there thinking these Syrian rebels were democracy-loving, misunderstood practioners of a religion he had staunchly defended these past 11 years, I’m sorry, this is his own fault. No one who knows factual information about Islam would ever place themselves in such a situation. Only a liberal believing in the merits of multiculturalism and who thinks “I voted for Obama” would be a get out of jail free card against any anti-American sentiment would go looking for a story in Syria.

  11. Conservative journalists or “journalists” who actually report news have earned our prayers. Not the traitorous commie odumbo shills. Maybe he will realize that they are out to torture and kill Americans and not laugh at people who suggest the truth. Welcome to the party lib.

  12. No one who knows factual information about Islam would ever place themselves in such a situation.

    The only people in that part of the world, aside from the Israelis, to whom I would give even the smallest amount of trust are the Kurds. Oddly enough, they like Americans. Most of their neighbors, however, are duplicitous scumbags for whom turning one’s back to would not be a very good idea.

  13. Good luck Austin, I’m sure Choomboi will lament your beheading.

  14. God, am I missing something??

    No video accompanied this site so had to google (clicking on U.K. Telegraph)

    I do see, as this copy reads, Tice being led blindfolded into the wilderness. I also see lots of thug nomads leading/pushing up around some brush & rocks. Did anyone notice the weaponry on them? How in the world would his parents think he’s well??? Looks to me like he’s going to draw his last breath…

  15. From what I find he was last known to be with the Free Syrian Army or the al-Nusra front.

    al-Nusra is very similar to Ansar al-Sunnah or AQI.

    He posted on al-Nusra’ murder of Syrian Journalist Muhammad Saeed here.

    http://www.austintice.blogspot.com/

    Corresponding tweet is on his feed.

    His last tweet he is with the Jihadists and they are giving him whiskey for his birthday. He had set up an earlier meeting with al-Nusra which they skipped. Then he disappeared.

    I would not take those regime captured him claims seriously. The rebels are known to lie about deaths and who caused them depending on the propaganda value of each narrative.

    War is Deceit……

  16. And also there is more video somewhere, but from what I can see and Rusty agreed Mr. Tice has been murdered.

  17. I hope he is still alive. I will pray for him.

  18. President Romney will free him.



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