Palestinian Website Votes to Kill BBC Hostage Alan Johnston

May 20th, 2007 1:57 PM

You think the blogosphere is a hostile place? Well, you ain’t seen nuttin’ yet.

Internet Haganah, a global network dedicated to identifying and confronting terrorist activities over the Internet, reported Sunday that a Palestinian forum named al-Ommh was running a rather disgraceful poll.

At issue is whether or not Alan Johnston, the BBC member who was captured in Gaza in March and is still being held by the terrorist group Jaish al-Islam, should be executed (h/t LGF).

The results reported by IH were despicable (emphasis added):

It was the opinion of the vast majority of participants that Johnston should be killed, and the sooner the better.

In the discussion following the poll, comments ranged from "do the killing in coordination with al-Qaida in Iraq who have hostages of their own who need to die - the combined effect will be very good", to "mmmm, Roman [i.e. Crusader] blood is good!". One guy tried to argue that they needed a fatwa, and not just people's personal opinions - to no avail.

It is not known to us if the person who asked the question, or any of the respondents, is connected to the Jaish al-Islam in Gaza, though this is not unlikely.

In the screen capture provided, there were 21 votes in favor of death, and only one opposed.

That’s 95 percent.