Thingish Things

The Forgotten Siege

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Mar• 10•11

Hanafi Hostages

Friday marks the 34th anniversary of the end of Hanafi Siege in Washington, DC. in which 149 Americans were taken hostage by radical Black Muslims.  Two hostages were killed,  including a police officer.  Demands included the burning of the film Mohammad, Messenger of God.

The siege is largely forgotten, but it shouldn’t be because a.) it is part of our history and b.) there are historical ironies.  Release of the hostages was negotiated by Muslim ambassadors from Egypt, Pakistan, and…Iran.

Different world.





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