Monday, June 13, 2016
Second Canadian hostage, Robert Hall, Executed by Islamic terrorists as ransom deadline passed
Second Canadian hostage, Robert Hall, Executed by Islamic terrorists as ransom deadline passed. (NaPo).
Abu Sayyaf has apparently made good on its promise to murder Canadian Robert Hall.
As the Islamist terrorist group had vowed to do if its $8 million ransom demand was not paid by June 13, the Calgarian was beheaded Monday in the southern Philippines, according to unofficial sources.
Hall, 58, was believed to have been executed in the same mountainous jungle hideout on Jolo Island as fellow Calgarian, John Ridsdel, who was decapitated in late April.
“Intelligence sources tell us Canadian Robert Hall was murdered on Jolo Island this afternoon,” said Mark Singer, director of business intelligence for the Manila office of Pacific Strategies and Assessments Inc., which closely tracks Abu Sayyaf.
“These sources were accurate about John Ridsdel’s death, but we still await government confirmation before knowing for sure about this.”
Claims about Hall’s fate emerged in the Philippines after what Singer said was a frantic weekend during which “there were reports that money was down there and that Hall would be released. There was talk that the Hall family was involved. But so many fingers get involved in these pies it is hard to know what actually happens when there is a dirty nexus of blood money.Read the full story here.