Terrorism: Death of a Captive

Death of a Captive

Father Nicolas Kluiters, a Dutch Jesuit priest who had lived in Lebanon for 20 years, last month appeared to have joined the growing list of Westerners abducted by Islamic fundamentalists. A few days later his car was found, along with a note claiming that he was the captive of a previously unheard-of organization. Last week a farmer in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley stumbled upon the priest's decomposing body at the bottom of a ravine. An autopsy showed that he had been strangled shortly after his capture, and police theorized that the kidnaping was the work of robbers rather than of any...

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