April 6, 2009

Beverly Giesebrecht

Foxnews - Mystery Shrouds Kidnap of Pro-Jihadist Canadian Activist by Pakistani Extremists

Rees dismisses the idea that Qahaar [Giesebrecht] is working with the Taliban and that the kidnapping is a hoax intended to raise money. The videos confirm that Qahaar is in real trouble, he says."

Kate at SDA;

Who cares?

h/t Vern

More here = She didn't simply stop being a Baptist and start being a Muslim. She became a nutter, or more precisely, she became even more of a nutter than she already was."

Posted by Kate at April 6, 2009 11:43 AM

Another example of ‘be careful in what you wish for.'

Posted by: set you free at April 6, 2009 11:44 AM

I wondered about the hoax bit.

But a should she be pro jihadist...then not offering money or anything should be an acceptable negotiation strategy.

Posted by: Stephen at April 6, 2009 11:46 AM

#51 on the list below: Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.

Posted by: ddt at April 6, 2009 11:51 AM

She practically begged for the mess she's in now. Why should we care??

Posted by: Soccermom at April 6, 2009 11:57 AM

Why didn't she just get a job at the CBC?

Posted by: c at April 6, 2009 11:57 AM

Boo Hoo, Brenda whatsher doofus in Mexico comes to mind. Sucks to be you, Bev.

Posted by: bartinsky at April 6, 2009 11:58 AM

Being an "Pro-Jihadist" I would have thought she wouldn't mind being martyred.

Posted by: ChrisinMB at April 6, 2009 12:00 PM

It's for comments like these that I visit SDA 10 times a day.

Posted by: CarolynM at April 6, 2009 12:01 PM

Carolyn M

Here is another one just for you.

Are they going to video the beheading? Will we get to watch it on You Tube? I sure hope so. I like it when traitors get their just desserts.

I have seen this woman's porcine face before. She looked a lot healthier then. I secretly put a curse on her. Looks like it worked. Not that I believe in curses.


Posted by: Momar at April 6, 2009 12:08 PM

Ironic. Now, this pro-Jihadi "journalist" is in the same position faced by those "peace acitivists" who went to Iraq in 2003 to act as human shields for possible Iraqi targets by the Coalition.

Saddam had a group of them arrested and locked up in a jail in Mosul. After their release, they related stories of being able to hear the screams of other prisoners being tortured by Saddam's secret police.

It's not known if these "peace activists" consequently had their "moment of clarity" (as AA describes alcoholics who finally realize their sickness) and decided that there actually are evil people in the world who must be confronted and defeated by force.

Here's a pair of questions to ask of all leftist pacifists:

1. If you were captured by Al Qaeda or Taliban Jihadis and being threatened with ransom or death, who would you want to try to rescue you (choose one)?

A. John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
B. Jack Layton and Iggy.
C. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
C. A team of "journalists" from the CBC, Globe & Wail and the NY Times.
D. A Western Military Special Forces team, such as from JTF2, USA Green Berets, British Army SAS.

2. What are the reasons for your choice?

Posted by: Dave in Pa. at April 6, 2009 12:08 PM

"Who cares?" Not me.

I take exception to all these media outlets referring to these "people" as Canadians. All over the news, lately, is the story of 2 Canadians, about to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia. If it's so damned easy to become a Canadian, it should be just as easy to undo that status.

Posted by: dp at April 6, 2009 12:11 PM

Sounds like she's really losing her head over all this.

Posted by: Rick at April 6, 2009 12:12 PM

Kate your post is titled wrong. It should read: "Khadija Abdul Qahar".

That is now her legal name.

Posted by: Ardvark at April 6, 2009 12:13 PM


She sounds like a complete idiot. Lets go to perhaps the most dangerous place on the planet without PLANS A, B and C for getting the hell out of dodge. RAN OUT OF MONEY TO LEAVE THE PLACE? Stay. Spend your own damn money to get out. Send donations to let her leave. :rolleyes: Jeezzzus!

Where did her money go to get her there? Did she give aid and comfort to the Taliban and Al-Q?

IF we secure her release, we should sue her for the diplomats/military time, including the Pakistanis.

Last question...How much do we have to pay them to keep her and let her live as a true muslim woman? May be money better spent.

Posted by: dkjones at April 6, 2009 12:21 PM

One of the navy's cardinal rules while in foreign ports is to stay away from seedy areas and always travel with a buddy.

Too bad Bev didn't have some sea time.

Posted by: PhilM at April 6, 2009 12:22 PM

dave in pa. Best poll question I've seen!

Posted by: JR at April 6, 2009 12:25 PM

If I recall correctly, when business people are kidnapped by leftist guerrillas in South America, they expect payment form the companies those being held work for.
So in that respect shouldn't Al Jazeera be paying the ransom? Why should my government be expected to use money collected from us to pay for someone who put their own life in danger to write stories that condemn the very people she now expects to pay for her release?

Posted by: Largs at April 6, 2009 12:40 PM

These words from TOTUS* will be of great hope and consolation for the "hostage".

""*Let me say this as clearly as I can: The United States is not at war with Islam.""


Posted by: maz2 at April 6, 2009 12:42 PM

There seem to be too many Canadians of "convenience" these days. When it's a legimate case of one travelling abroad and getting nabbed then maybe government action is called for. When openly siding with and assisting terrorist, no matter what the form, that is treason and citizenship should be stripped. "No soup for you"

Posted by: bverwey at April 6, 2009 12:46 PM

I dare you to listen to any two of her videos on Youtube and if you haven't already killed yourself, see if you don't AGREE with the Koranimals.

Posted by: richfisher at April 6, 2009 12:51 PM

Are all the Mosques in Canada taking up a collection to pay her ransom? I haven't heard of anything like that, but ....

The woman turned her back on us, jumped into bed with our enemies, and now wants US to help!

Not a cent of infidel money should be spent for her. If Islamics figure she's important enough, let them pay the ransom.

Where does CAIR and the other Muslim organizations stand on this, or are they content to sit back while the good old Canadian taxpayer foots the bill?

Posted by: dmorris at April 6, 2009 12:58 PM

Let her get help from other Islamist sympathizers.

Posted by: Ken at April 6, 2009 1:02 PM

The situation Giesbrecht finds herself in is entirely self-inflicted.

There's an interesting piece on Giesbrecht, with lots of context and good links, at Transmontanus:

Posted by: EBD at April 6, 2009 1:04 PM

Have there been any interviews with her friends or family? That would be her friends from before her new enlightened beliefs. I'm thinking there are a lot of "I told you so's" hanging in the air right now.

And I'm sure CBC has already drawn up a contract for her should she get released.

Posted by: gord at April 6, 2009 1:07 PM

" it just doesn't make sense that they would threaten to kill her unless they get money, when she's been such use to them spreading their word in the Western world."

This should serve as a warning to anyone that would make political allies with those that think they are sub-human. Someone said something about feeding crocs.

This woman is "pro Jihad" which means to me that she is a self admitted enemy of Canada and she condones military action against Canada and its citizens. It will be a happy day when her head rolls off of her shoulders.

Posted by: Indiana Homez at April 6, 2009 1:13 PM

As long as she was safely in Canada, she posted article after article on her website, praising jihadism and denouncing our government and way of life.
Now that her fanatical friends are holding her hostage and threatening to kill her, she's suddenly begging our government for help?
The term 'idiot' doesn't even begin to describe this woman.

Posted by: Barbara at April 6, 2009 1:14 PM

I wish you'd temper your comments a bit with consideration of the fact that she has clearly, and I say clearly, been very mentally ill, for quite some time.

Posted by: abcd at April 6, 2009 1:20 PM

Another naive fool like Daniel Pearle....
As far as the AQ and Tali.....despite their noise about the root of it they are bandits.
There is no honour among thieves.

Posted by: sasquatch at April 6, 2009 1:22 PM

Rick at April 6, 2009 12:12 PM
That's naughty!
Dave in Pa. at April 6, 2009 12:08 PM
Not much sympathy here. Medical workers, yes. Taliban supporters and cheerleaders, no.

Posted by: wendy.g at April 6, 2009 1:31 PM

I wish you'd temper your comments a bit with consideration of the fact that she has clearly, and I say clearly, been very mentally ill, for quite some time.

Posted by: abcd

A case of Res Ipsa Loquitur, I'd say. LOL.

Posted by: Nemo2 at April 6, 2009 1:32 PM

Let Dr. Dawgpile and his merry band chip in a few cents for her release....

Posted by: RFC at April 6, 2009 1:36 PM

She was sane enough to make her way into the situation. She's sane enough to accept the consequences.

Posted by: Kate at April 6, 2009 1:38 PM

abcd 1:20pm. Poor judgement is not mental illness.

And there are far more deserving causes out there than rescuing someone who has actively joined the enemy and now wants out.

So wendy.g 1:31pm is right. Medical workers, yes, Taliban supporters and cheer-leaders no.

Posted by: Rick in BC at April 6, 2009 1:45 PM

Sorry, no sympathy here. Stupid is as stupid does.

Posted by: Merle Underwood at April 6, 2009 1:55 PM

If someone is stupid enough to get taken hostage by the drug cartels in Mexico...not my fault, and I do not want my government wasting resources on that idiot...

If someone is stupid enough to be skiing in an avalanche zone...not my fault, and I do not want my government wasting resources on that idiot...

If someone is stupid enough to join alqaida/taliban.....well, I think you can see where I am going....

Posted by: kingstonlad at April 6, 2009 1:56 PM

Regardless of what happens to her a lesson will be delivered to the nutbars. Swallowing the Kool-Aid doesn't make them hate you less for being a westerner (and a woman), and they'll still try to kill you - sympathizers beware.

Or if she's rescued, she might have the intelligence enough to smarten up and renounce her ways publicly, sending a message to the nutters.

Then again she could be so far gone that she'll defend her captors if she's freed, which is unfortunately a very real possibility.

Posted by: Mark at April 6, 2009 2:26 PM

With just 1 result from google news, NO ONE obviously cares. Two words: good riddance.

Posted by: Aaron at April 6, 2009 2:33 PM

"I wish you'd temper your comments a bit with consideration of the fact that she has clearly, and I say clearly, been very mentally ill, for quite some time."

That she is mentally ill is not in question, but then, the same could be said for all Jihadists.

She is getting what she deserves. We have every right to enjoy this turn of events.

Posted by: Momar at April 6, 2009 2:35 PM

"I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of [three little people] one crazy jihadist don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that.”

Posted by: Roseberry at April 6, 2009 2:50 PM

If I get even an inkling that the Canadian government might somehow be considering spending as little as one penny to save this nutter, I will personally invent some further deductions to include on the income tax return that is due at the end of this month.

Posted by: b_C at April 6, 2009 2:58 PM

"Look at the state she's in. She looks completely awful — this isn't an acting thing. No, I'm sorry. No way. Not for a moment."

I look worse every Monday morning. How many times does she say "uh"? I am no expert, but I wouldn't pay a penny. Deadline end of March? What date is it today?

Posted by: Gus at April 6, 2009 3:22 PM

$370,000 - $25,000...
I suspect it won't be too long before they begin offering us money to take her back.

Posted by: sabre0 at April 6, 2009 3:31 PM

One more thing...about the judge's son that married the Khadr woman. How was he introduced to her? Was it an arranged marriage? Were they allowed to socialize prior to the marriage? Did he convert to Islam? A bunch more questions come to mind.

Posted by: Gus at April 6, 2009 3:32 PM

No, I don't believe for a moment that she's acting; her life really is in danger. However, this woman actively worked for the jihadi cause, and undoubtedly thought her fellow jihadis would welcome her with open arms.
I agree with Mark that if she ever does return, the chances are very good that she'll defend her captors and find some justification for their actions, simply because people hate admitting that they've made a fool of themselves. The more fanatical you are (and you can't get any more fanatical than the jihadis), the more difficulit it is to admit that your ideas were wrong and that you made a colossal error of judgment.

Posted by: Barbara at April 6, 2009 3:42 PM

She is the kind of woman who falls in love with murderers and attend their trials and marries them from outside of prison and defends them from every charge of guilt forever. She was on her way to find Osama so he could love her and validate her totally empty soul. She is a sad kind of crazy. Her ransom, if paid, could well be returned to us in the form of dead soldiers in flag draped boxes. I think it is a scam anyway.

Posted by: BL@KBIRD at April 6, 2009 4:01 PM

"nutter" - What a great term. I love English; American is so boring.

Posted by: KevinB at April 6, 2009 4:05 PM

This should be a lesson to the left who embrace islam, see it as an equal religion to others. Oh sure, the islamist fell all over Bev the dummy at first, she probably believed they welcomed her, made her feel like she was one of them. Little did the stupid bitch know that is not how islam works. She is damaged goods, tainted by freedom and thought, not fit to be welcomed into the islamic fold. There is no such thing as forgiveness in the islamic world. Bev, send this message to your stupid leftie comrades, when it comes time for the killings, the left will be selected by islam first.

Posted by: Honey Pot at April 6, 2009 4:56 PM

What an idiot.
She's a Darwin Award winner in the making.
Not stupid necessarily.
Very, very foolish.

Posted by: Chris at April 6, 2009 5:00 PM

Maybe the moderate muslims will help her out.

Posted by: A storm is coming at April 6, 2009 5:46 PM

Time to send a strongly worded letter.

Posted by: Norman at April 6, 2009 6:15 PM

It has got to be something about riding a camel.

Posted by: john w at April 6, 2009 6:15 PM

IMHO she is not crazy.
In the Koran she was attracted to the Muslim sense of Justice and now has a first-hand opportunity to discover what kind of justice Muslims mete out to their fellow Muslims. And how quickly Muslims will race to the rescue of a female convert.
I feel sorry for the misguided fool.

Posted by: gellen at April 6, 2009 6:17 PM

i hope they cut that stupid bitch's head off. how ironic would that be?

Posted by: spm at April 6, 2009 6:31 PM

" Her ransom, if paid, could well be returned to us in the form of dead soldiers in flag draped boxes. I think it is a scam anyway.

Posted by: BL@KBIRD at April 6, 2009 4:01 PM ------------------------------------------------------
I agree.Her captors will not be spending the money on buckets of KFCamel,but on IED's to put NATO soldiers in boxes and shipped back home to their families. It is sad to see an obviously messed up person executed,but better her than a dozen or so of our best.

Posted by: wallyj at April 6, 2009 8:34 PM

You captured my sentimetns, Kate. "Who cares".

She got herself into this situation by choice, choices I do not agree with. it is not clear she wouldn't be party to her expartiature (?)

Posted by: RW at April 6, 2009 8:34 PM

Dave in Pa:

... and decided that there actually are evil people in the world who must be confronted and defeated by force.

These are almost exactly the same words I wrote to a friend in the UK on Septemebr 12th:

"There really are evil people who want to take over the world"

Posted by: RW at April 6, 2009 8:38 PM

dp at April 6, 2009 12:11 PM

it's called being a "Canadian of Convenience".

These two Saudi guys .. how much of their life did they spend in Canada? Enough time to get a birth certificate?

Like the Khadr cnuts. Canadians of Convenience. Oh, that dear loveable old jihadist mother loves her free health care. Never paid one red cent toward it though, bitch.

Posted by: RW at April 6, 2009 8:43 PM

Her Mother should have told her not to play with fire. It consumes you in the end.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at April 6, 2009 10:38 PM

Well, when you play with fire--you get burned.

Posted by: Matt at April 6, 2009 11:29 PM

I have an idea. If Giesbrecht were to remind her captors that they belong to the "religion of peace", they would probably decide to eschew the violence and set her free.

That should work.

Posted by: nv53 at April 7, 2009 1:27 AM

Unfortunately Chris, she'll only ever make it to Honourary Darwin Award recipient because she's already contributed to the gene pool... Sad isn't it?

Posted by: Jack at April 7, 2009 2:55 PM

Why should we care?!

I am absolutely ashamed to think that as a so-called Westerner, I would be linked to a group of people like you. Have you bothered to watch the most recent video in which she is clearly pleading for help, for her life? To avoid being BEHEADED?!? How on this earth can ANY of you pretend to be better than the people you stand against when you so easily decide that this woman 'deserves what she gets'...? That she deserves to be executed? So she converted to Islam, changed her name, and started a pro-Jihadi many of you have run around posting about the injustice of having our rights and freedoms infringed on in the name of anti-terrorism? As far as I can tell, the woman has committed no crime. You don't have to like her beliefs, but it's her right to have them. And do tell me, if we're now meant to condemn people to death who support the opposition, at what point do we become the very thing we're fighting against?

"It will be a happy day when her head rolls off of her shoulders..." You should be horrified to have those thoughts. I know I find it terrifying to think my allies do.

Posted by: Kirby J at April 7, 2009 6:46 PM

Kirby J: It's the IRONY of the situation that causes us to chuckle.

Posted by: Nemo2 at April 7, 2009 8:15 PM

Kirby J., I believe she should be humanely beheaded in Canada for the crime of treason.

In a perfect world.

Did anyone notice that loyal Canadian citizens -- heroes -- are fighting against the Taliban and dying on a regular basis?

Posted by: Christoph at April 7, 2009 11:20 PM

Well, I care. Regardless of whether she is in this situation by virtue of bad judgment, moral ineptitude or whatever, I can't help but wonder if those who sincerely laugh over her predicament are all that different from those who would cheer over there as her throat is cut. I am appalled at some of the comments here. Respectfully, I would be ashamed if I had set this up with the question "who cares?"

Posted by: Wes at April 8, 2009 12:10 PM