Muslims beheaded a Canadian man in the Philippines, sawing off his head and tossing his head into a black bag, as we read in one report:
Islamist terrorists on the island of Jolo in southern Philippines beheaded Canadian hostage John Ridsdel and threw his severed head in a plastic bag to be found by police. More than 20 other foreign hostages are still being held captive.
“We have received information that a headless body was found … of a Caucasian man in Jolo City, Jolo Island,” Dick Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, said, according to National Post. “It appears to have been decapitated.”
Police identified the head as that of 68-year-old Ridsdel. There is no information about Ridsdel’s companions — a Canadian, Robert Hall, his Filipino girlfriend, Marites Flor, and a Norwegian, Kjartan Sekkingstad — who had also been abducted by the militants belonging to the Abu Sayyaf Islamist group.
The three companion of Ridsdel were among more than 20 other foreign hostages, according to CBC News.
Gunmen from Abu Sayyaf beheaded Ridsdel Monday in the southern densely forested province of Sulu.
“A motorcycle driver threw a plastic bag in the road in front of where there were five children playing at 7:30 p.m. But there was a brown-out (power failure). When the lights went back on it was seen that there was blood on the plastic bag and police were called,” Gordon said.