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Archive for July, 2007

Taliban Kills 2nd Korean Hostage

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

The body of a second Korean hostage has been found. The latest victim is identified as Shim Sung-min, 29, who was a former employee of an IT firm who did volunteer work to help the poor. Meanwhile , the Taliban set a new deadline and claim that they will begin killing more hostages if their […]

Ahmadinejad Boasts That Iran Will Never Stop Its Nuclear Program

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

On Wednesday in Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran would never yield to international pressure to suspend its nuclear program. He boasted of having “some thousand centrifuges which are spinning every day.” Centrifuges are used in making fuel for power plants. However, they can also enrich uranium to a higher level to be […]

One Korean Hostage Killed

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

The Taliban killed one of the 23 Korean hostages and threatened to kill more if their demands were not met. The victim was identified by South Korean officials as Bae Hyung Kyu, 42, the leader of the Korean relief group. Bae was reportedly a youth pastor and and assistant at Saemmul Community Church in Bundang, […]

Korean Muslims Calling for Release of 23 Hostages

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

The latest deadline has passed, but the negotiations for the release of the Korean hostages continue and according to reports are in “a very sensitive phase”. A Korean Muslim organization has joined South Korean Christians in calling for a release of the 23 relief workers. Sohn Ju-yeong, who heads the Korea Muslim Federation, said the […]

Update: 23 Korean Hostages in Afghanistan

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

The Taliban has extended the deadline until Tuesday evening. There are mixed reports over what their demands are for the release of the Korean Christian hostages. One reported condition is for the 200 some South Korean troops (Non-combatants) to leave the country. Another announced by the Taliban is a prisoner exchange. So far the Afghan […]

Calls for Cardinal Mahony’s Resignation

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

In the midst of the problems faced by the Boston Archdiocese, Cardinal Bernard Law resigned as Archbishop and received a reassignment from the Pope. The drum beat is now increasing for Cardinal Roger Mahony to do the same in the face of the many allegations that he was instrumental in putting many at risk unnecessarily […]