Militants Kill Second American Hostage

Bump and Update: Sad news. The identity of the headless body found yesterday has been confirmed as that of Jack Hensley, who would have turned 49 today.

Bump and Update: Al Jazeera reports that the posting on the miltant Islamic website says Mr. Hensley was killed by having his throat slit.

The sons of our nation have slit the throat of the second American hostage after the deadline passed and we will provide you with pictures soon," said the contributor, who goes by the pseudonym Abu Maisarah al-Iraqi.

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This is beyond sad. Iraqi militants have announced they have killed a second American hostage,Jack Hensley of Florida.

The Qatar-based Al Jazeera said a statement announcing the killing of American Jack Hensley, 48, by the Tawhid and Jihad group was posted on the Internet. It gave no further details. On an Islamist site, a contributor who has in the past posted messages in the name of Tawhid and Jihad said the group would soon post pictures of the "slaughter."

Yesterday the group decapitated captive Eugene Armstrong. It has threatened to kill a third British captive as well.

Isn't it time for companies world-wide to get foreign employees out of Iraq?

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