Why are no major news outlet covering the kidnapping of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, especially with Easter tomorrow?
— Ellen Fleming (@WhatTheFlem) March 26, 2016
Does Govt hv any clue about the fate of kidnapped Indian Priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil ?Is it correct that he may be crucified today by ISIS?
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) March 25, 2016
Indian news site Mint on Saturday quoted external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj as announcing that the Indian government was “making all efforts” to secure the release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, an Indian national and Catholic priest who was kidnapped by ISIS and reportedly threatened with crucifixion on Good Friday.
Fr Tom Uzhunnallil – an Indian national from Kerala was abducted by a terror group in Yemen. We r making all efforts to secure his release.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 26, 2016
Earlier this month, Uzhunnalil was abducted by ISIS in Yemen, at one time cited by President Obama as a “success story” supporting his “small footprint” approach to tackling terrorism. Uzhunnalil disappeared after ISIS forces stormed a home for the elderly run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, killing a security guard before tying up and shooting 15 other employees.
Mint reports that Swaraj had tweeted, “Yemen is a conflict zone. We do not have Embassy there. But we will spare no efforts to rescue Father Tom Uzhunnalil.” The United States closed its embassy in Yemen last February; Saudi Arabia, Italy, and Germany followed suit.
— Millennial Views (@millennialviews) March 23, 2016
Please please please pray for a miracle for Father Tom Uzhunnalil tonight. It breaks my heart to see all of the hate in this world.???
— Julia (@jlavin612) March 25, 2016
Prayers before bed for Father Tom Uzhunnalil who, I pray, knows that the open arms of Christ are waiting for him if what is feared happens.
— Stevie. (@breakingbutter) March 25, 2016
— Ireland Stand Up (@IrelandStandUp) March 25, 2016
Still praying for Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil
— Mets Daddy (@MetsDaddy2013) March 27, 2016
It's Easter Day in Yemen and no update on Father Tom Uzhunnalil
— Ellen Fleming (@WhatTheFlem) March 27, 2016