"The men were caught assisting the apostate government and their spies, so that they will soon be tried and punished under the Sharia law, they will face the justice court for spying and entering Somalia to assist the enemy of Allah."
And the Qur'an says this about "making war against Allah": "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter" (5:33).
Hence, the jihadists may do any number of things to these captives, but they have already shown they are willing to inflict the worst of Sharia's punishments, including amputation.
"Kidnapped French agents 'to be tried under Sharia law'," from France 24, July 18:
Two French agents held by rebels in Somalia will be tried soon under Islam's Sharia law, an official of the radical Shebab group told AFP, as a Somali minister told FRANCE 24 the pair had been taken out of Mogadishu and expressed concern for their safety.
"The men were caught assisting the apostate government and their spies, so that they will soon be tried and punished under the Sharia law, they will face the justice court for spying and entering Somalia to assist the enemy of Allah," a senior Shebab officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.
"The decision about their fate will depend on the outcome of the Islamic court that will hear the charges against them," he added.
The two agents were snatched at gunpoint from their hotel in central Mogadishu early Tuesday. They are being held by Islamic insurgents battling to overthrow Somalia's transitional government supported by the international community.
Somalia's Social Affairs Minister Mohammed Ali Ibrahim told FRANCE 24 the two men had been taken out of the capital to a nearby town, possibly Marka, to the south.
"As long as they were here there were contacts," he said. "Intermediaries were in contact with Shebab and we knew they were in good health, but since this morning they have been taken away....
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