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Hensley prior to his death

Jack Hensley (September 22, 1955 – September 21, 2004) was an American engineer from Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, near Atlanta.

While working in Iraq he was kidnapped and beheaded by terrorists. His colleague, Eugene Armstrong, was beheaded the previous day.[1] Hours after Hensley was beheaded, Tawhid and Jihad posted a videotape on the Internet of British hostage Kenneth Bigley pleading to then Prime Minister Tony Blair to have his life spared.[2] Bigley was beheaded three weeks later, on October 8, 2004.[3]

The internet service provider of Tawhid and Jihad's website showing his murder, HostingAnime, has defended showing the content citing free speech.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ Faraj, Caroline; Thaira al-Hilli, Bassem Muhy, Faris Qasira and Mohammed Tawfeeq (21 September 2004). "Report: Al-Zarqawi group kills American hostage". CNN.com. http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/09/21/iraq.beheading/index.html. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kidnappers 'renew death threat'". BBC News. 21 September 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3678150.stm. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bigley body claims investigated". BBC News. 22 April 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4933490.stm. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 

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