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Jihadis release video of Bigley murder
10 October 2004--During the early morning hours on Sunday, the terror group Tawhid wa Jihad released a video showing the brutal murder and decapitation of British hostage Kenneth Bigley.
The video is strikingly different from the ones that the group released two weeks ago of murder of their two American hostages.
In this video, Bigley makes a final statement to the camera, then the group pronounces its "death sentence".
In the video, Bigley says:
"Here I am again Mr (Tony) Blair and your Government, very, very close to the end of my life," the tape showed the 62-year-old engineer saying before masked men severed his head with a knife.
"I'm not a difficult person. I am a simple man who just wants to live a simple life with his family.
"These people, their patience is wearing very, very thin and they are very serious people.
"Please, please give them what they require, the freedom of the women in Abu Ghraib prison.
"If you do this the problem is solved."
Moments later, Bigley was beheaded, and the terrorists held his head up for the camera.
The six masked men stand in front of a brick wall. They are not dressed in their traditional black clothing, but appear to be in street clothing, lending credence to the reports that this was a hastily held execution.
The video is violent and horrific. It is not suitable for children to view, and many adults will find it disturbing.
Click here to view video.
Related: Tawhid wa Jihad previously released a video of British hostage Kenneth Bigley begging for his life (Archived video): In an 11 minute and 5 second video, British hostage Kenneth Bigley begs for his life. The video, released by Zarqawi's Tawhid wa Jihad group on the Ansar message board, shows a visibly nervous Bigley, clad in an orange jumpsuit, making an appeal to the British and American governments. The archived Video can be viewed by clicking here.
A transcript of the video is posted here.
posted Sunday, 10 October 2004