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Video shows British captor of nun kidnapped in Mali

Thu 28 Jan 2016
By Hannah Tooley

A militant with a British accent has claimed responsibility for kidnapping a Swiss nun in Mali. 

A video has been released that appears to show a militant with a British and a kidnapped Swiss nun in Mali. 

The missionary, Beatrice Stockly, is thought to have been taken on January 7th when armed militants surrounded her home in Timbuktu.

The Sister is accused of "declaring war against Islam", in a video released by al-Qaeda.

In the recording, an anonymous male said: "We, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, declare our responsibility for the kidnapping of this Christianising kaffir, Beatrice Stockly, who, by her work, drove out many from the fold of Islam by seducing them with crumbs of this worldly life."


This is the second time the Sister has been abducted, she was previously kidnapped in 2012 but, according to the video, broke her conditions of release by refusing to cease the preaching of Christianity.

Beatrice Stockly appears in the video wearing a hijab and next to a flag.

The group has also claimed responsibility for a terror attack on a hotel and in a restaurant in Burkina Faso in January where 30 people were killed.

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