Al Qaeda's New Weapon?

Could the terrorist group be adding kidnapping to its arsenal?
1:41 | 12/02/11

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-- American aid worker kidnapped from -- -- -- home back in August. Is now al-Qaeda hostage that's the claim of the terror group's leader who says Warren Weinstein won't be released until the US meets its demands ABC's -- -- and joins us now live from Islamabad good morning CNN. Good morning rob good morning sunny Warren Weinstein is the first private American citizen kidnapped in Pakistan. Since Danny Pearl with extricated in 2000 in -- And it really has come as a real shock. The people here once he was a respected development expert over seven years old is work with -- controversial. He went to people like furniture sellers and dairy farmers which makes Al qaeda's command all that more extraordinary. I'm and also why hurry -- -- demand in a video including Israel lead. The end of drone strikes in Pakistan Afghanistan and other countries and at least that's how about an al-Qaeda prisoners from everywhere including. Guantanamo Bay US officials -- seen. Those demands as a bit outlandish. And -- is kidnapping a new tactic being used by al-Qaeda. Well it hasn't been used in pockets Don since -- with kidnapped back in 2000 and Cuba US officials say that it's not really surprised when Navy SEALs came into pockets Don. To kill bin Laden in May they found documents that showed that al-Qaeda wanted to get back into. The kidnapping business in order to make some money. Actually but -- -- If their demands from al-Qaeda suggests that Weinsteins kidnapping is more about making a political statement than about making money. Thoughts and prayers with him for sure ABC's midshipmen live in Pakistan thanks next.

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