Algeria. This is the country where Muslims on motorcycles would ride up and shoot groups of schoolgirls at bus stops for not being dressed Islamically. This was before 911 and the rare news story that would leak into our media caused such cognitive dissonance that people wouldn’t let themselves believe, or even remember it.
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A hostage who escaped unharmed from Islamist militants in Algeria said the Algerian army bombed four jeeps carrying fellow captives strapped with explosives and probably killed many of them, his brother told Reuters.
Irishman Stephen McFaul, who was among dozens of Western and local captives seized by militants at an Algerian natural gas plant on Wednesday, told his family that he survived because he was on the only one of five jeeps not hit by Algerian bombs, according to his brother Brian.