January 25, 2005
On the tape, Hallums pleads for his life.
"I have been arrested by a resistance group in Iraq," 56-year-old Hallums, dressed in civilian clothes and his beard flecked with white, says on the tape.No demands were released with the tape.
"I'm asking for help because my life is in danger because it's been proved that I work for American forces."
As he speaks, the barrel of an assault rifle is held inches from his head. Unlike other tapes made by militants of hostages seized in Iraq, no flags or banners of an organization appear in the picture and no demands are made.
"I'm not asking for any help from President Bush because I know of his selfishness and unconcern to those who've been pushed into this hell-hole," Hallums says.
"I am asking for help from Arab rulers ... so that I can be released as quickly as possible from this definite death."
CNN's Christiane Amanpour says that there is no indication as to when this tape was produced. Hallums and four co-workers were kidnapped last November 1.
Hallams is from Westminster, CA, and according to Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report,
Bad words against Bush?? This does not sound like the Roy Hallums as described to me by his family and friends. I'm sure the rifle pointed at his head had something to do with his pleas.Rusty has been on top of this and other kidnappings as they have taken place. He initially posted word of the Hallums kidnapping in November.
Further, the intervention on the part of Ghaddafi may be a hidden plea for money. Robert Tarongoy, the Fillipino abducted with Roy, was released reportedly after ransom was paid. How else could Ghaddafi help??
Hallums' family in California has put together a support website, and are asking donations be sent to:
Free Roy Foundation
PO Box 947
Westminster, Ca. 92684
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