Al-Qaeda says it has 70-year-old US aid expert Warren Weinstein, who was kidnapped by armed men in the Pakistani city of Lahore nearly four months ago.
In a video, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said he would be freed if the US stopped air strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan, among other demands.
Mr Weinstein is a former USAID worker who has lived in Pakistan for five years.
I FEEL SORRY FOR WEINSTEIN AND HIS FAMILY; ODDS ARE HE WILL HAVE HIS HEAD SLICED OFF LIKE THEY SLICED OF PEARL'S HEAD.
WE OUGHT TO FIND OUT WHERE HE'S BEING HELD, DEMAND HE BE RETURNED UNHARMED AND THEN BOMB THE EFFIN' CRAP OUT OF IT IF HE'S NOT RETURNED, OR RIGHT AFTER HE IS RETURNED.