I was just looking through my reader, collecting links for the next Muslim roundup, and found this article by CTV British Columbia.
Two years after she was kidnapped by Taliban insurgents while working on a documentary in Pakistan, there are unconfirmed reports B.C. freelance journalist Beverly Giesbrecht has died.
The former West Vancouver resident converted to Islam and adopted the name Khadija Abdul Qahaar after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The 57-year-old was gathering video material in a border region of northwest Pakistan when she, her local translator and a guide were abducted at gunpoint in November 2008.
Her kidnappers, originally asking for $2 million, quickly dropped their price to $250,000 after repeated attempts to collect failed.
Unconfirmed media reports issued this week by the Indian Express newspaper say she died after losing a battle with a prolonged illness while in the confinement of her captors.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un, but God does this war really have to continue?