ISIS issues multi-million pound ransom demand for Catholic priest thought crucified
ISLAMIC State maniacs who kidnapped a Catholic priest from an old people’s home have demanded millions of dollars in ransom despite previous reports they had crucified him on Good Friday.
By NICK GUTTERIDGE
Tue, Mar 29, 2016
Crazed jihadis have sent a chilling video to the Indian government asking for a huge seven figure ransom in return for the life of Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, according to sources in New Delhi.
The latest twist comes after reports that the sick terrorists had executed the 56-year-old priest, who is originally from India, by crucifying him on Good Friday.
Earlier today a senior bishop in the Middle East had cast doubts on claims that Father Thomas had been killed.
Bishop Paul Hinder, of Southern Arabia, a region in Saudi Arabia, said there were “strong indications that Father Tom is still alive in the hands of the kidnappers”.
And tonight Indian government sources have confirmed the receipt of a video ransom note from ISIS terrorists, according to broadcaster IBN Live.
According to the sources the video showed Father Thomas, a Salesian priest, staring down the camera and asking for help with a man standing behind him.
They added that despite the film, there is no official confirmation on whether the clergyman is dead or alive.