Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Taliban: Korean hostages to be released

From CNN:

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- South Korean negotiators in Afghanistan have reached a deal with Taliban militants holding 19 South Korean Christian aid workers for over a month, a presidential spokesman in Seoul said Tuesday.

The group of South Koreans was kidnapped in Ghazni province on July 19.

Seoul welcomes the deal, but spokesman Cheon Ho-sun cautioned that many details must still be worked out and the aid workers will not be released immediately.

Under the terms of the agreement, South Korea agreed to stick by its previous decision to withdraw its 200 non-combat troops from Afghanistan, which work mostly in an engineering and medical capacity.

In addition, Seoul will halt all Christian missionary work in Afghanistan. . .

Read it all. That's great they may be released, but I grieve for the terms that include no more Christian missionary work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

BS.... As a korean myself, I am very aware of this issue which created handful debate in Korea. It was NOT an aid missionary. They questioned their god and tried to persuade people in afganistan to believe in Jesus. And even though it is believed that "Seoul will halt all Christian missionary," the church groups WILL keep sending missionary in a different form and keep using what those 23 missionaries tried to do.