In a video released Sunday by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.
"My life is in your hands, Mr. President," Weinstein said in the
video. "If you accept the demands, I live; if you don't accept the
demands, then I die."
Weinstein was abducted last August in Lahore, Pakistan, after gunmen
tricked his guards and broke into his home. The 70-year-old from
Rockville, Md., is the country director in Pakistan for J.E. Austin
Associates, a Virginia-based firm that advises a range of Pakistani
business and government sectors.