View Full Version : Jill Carroll time is running out

Joe (SoCal)
01-19-2006, 06:50 PM

Posted January 19, 2006 at 11:50 a.m.

Mary Beth Carroll, Jill's mother, issued the following statement asking for her daughter's safe return:

"My daughter, Jill Carroll, was taken hostage on Saturday, January 7th, in Baghdad, where she works as a reporter. Jill's fairness in reporting and her genuine concern for the Iraqi people made her the invited and welcomed guest of many Iraqi friends.

"A video just released gives us hope that Jill is alive, but has also shaken us about her fate. So, I, her father and her sister are appealing directly to her captors to release this young woman who has worked so hard to show the suffering of Iraqis to the world. Jill has always shown the highest respect for the Iraqi people and their customs. We hope that her captors will show Jill the same respect in return. Taking vengeance on my innocent daughter who loves Iraq and its people will not create justice.

"To her captors, I say that Jill's welfare depends upon you. And so we call upon you to ensure that Jill is returned safely home to her family who needs her and loves her. Jill's father, sister and I ask and encourage the persons holding our daughter to work with Jill to find a way to contact us with the honorable intent of discussing her release."

Paul Pless
01-19-2006, 06:55 PM
Very little hope for a happy ending for this story.

I take some small comfort in the fact she knew what she was getting into and she believed in what she was doing.

01-19-2006, 06:57 PM
I'm afraid I agree with Paulll...not that I am afraid to agree with Paul but in this case...I have a feeling that he is right.
I know that there is a possibility that 6 of the 8 women in jail...which this group...a new one by the way, demanded for her safe return...maybe freed...but....