Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Reactions to kidnapping of Koreans in Afghanistan

Breaking: Bullet-riddled body of S. Korean found…Update: Report of freed hostages denied

(Global Voices) South Korean Christian missionaries were abducted in Ghazni, south-west of Kabul, on the 19th of this month. The abductors who kidnapped 23 missionaries are Taleban fighters. The hostages were abducted from a bus travelling from Kandahar to Kabul. What the Taleban fighters demand to the Korean government is first to withdraw the South Korean forces in Afghanistan and to swap the 23 men and women for jailed fighters. The Korean troops had been scheduled to withdraw by the end of the year. While a team of South Korean hostage negotiators arrived in Kabul and the South Korean government is still in negotiations in Afghanistan, a question that has come up is why the missionaries had to go to such a dangerous place even though the government strongly persuaded them to avoid that place several times and whether their decision has been right or not.

A blogger, Lee Dae-geun, insists that there should be a new law to prohibit Christian missions.
Not a few bloggers, like Yundream, focus on the irresponsibility of the church that sent 23 young people.

Suya 55 criticizes that opinion.

Shiver likens the Afghan situation to a movie.

There is a global petition to free the hostages here:

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