Warren Weinstein (born 1941) is an American lobbyist, contractor, and director in Pakistan for J.E. Austin Associates.[1] He was kidnapped by al-Qaeda on August 13, 2011 in Lahore, Pakistan.[2][3][4][5]

Life[edit | edit source]

He earned an MA in international relations, and PhD in international law and economics, from Columbia University.[6] He was a professor at State University of New York at Oswego.[7] He had a home in Rockville, Maryland.[8]

Kidnapping for ransom is common, but it was rare for criminals to target foreigners.[9] Three guards and his driver are being held.[10] On November 1, 2011, arrests were made in the case.[11] On December 1, 2011, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri claimed to be holding him.[12][13] [14] [15]

In January 2012, he was reported held in North Waziristan, by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.[16][17]

In May 2012, al-Qaeda released a proof of life video of Weinstein.[18]

In September 2012, al-Qaeda released two additional proof of life videos of Weinstein.[19][20]

Works[edit | edit source]

  • Warren Weinstein, John J. Grotpeter, The pattern of African decolonization: a new interpretation, Program of Eastern African Studies, Syracuse University, 1973, ISBN 978-0-915984-07-7
  • Chinese and Soviet aid to Africa, Praeger Publishers, 1975, ISBN 978-0-275-09050-0
  • Warren Weinstein, Robert A. Schrire, Political conflict and ethnic strategies: a case study of Burundi, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1976
  • Soviet and Chinese aid to African nations, Praeger, 1980, ISBN 978-0-03-052756-2
  • A sea of troubles: decolonization in Burundi, 1958-1962, University Microfilms International, 1985
  • Ellen K. Eggers, Warren Weinstein, Historical dictionary of Burundi, Scarecrow Press, 1997, ISBN 978-0-8108-3261-9

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Alexander, Harriet. "American aid worker Warren Weinstein kidnapped in Pakistan". Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/8699426/American-aid-worker-Warren-Weinstein-kidnapped-in-Pakistan.html. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  2. "US aid official kidnapped in Pakistan - Central & South Asia". Al Jazeera English. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2011/08/201181311749660529.html. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  3. Hannah Roberts (2011-08-15). "Warren Weinstein: American kidnapped in Pakistan in armed raid on his home | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2025621/Warren-Weinstein-American-kidnapped-Pakistan-armed-raid-home.html. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  4. "American kidnapped in Pakistan - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 2011-08-14. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/14/news/la-pakistan-kidnapping-20110814. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  5. "US citizen kidnapped by unknown assailants in Pakistan". Jpost.com. 2011-08-13. http://www.jpost.com/VideoArticles/Video/Article.aspx?id=233629. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  6. "US Citizen Kidnapped in Pakistan « VOA Breaking News". Blogs.voanews.com. http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/08/13/us-citizen-kidnapped-in-pakistan-6/. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  7. Robert A. Baker. "Former SUNY Oswego professor reported kidnapped in Pakistan". The Post-Standard. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/09/former_suny_oswego_professor_r.html. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  8. "Al Qaeda demands end to air strike on Muslim countries in return for kidnapped American". The Daily Mail. 2 December 2011. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2068890/Al-Qaeda-demands-end-air-strike-Muslim-countries-return-kidnapped-American.html. 
  9. "BBC News - Al-Qaeda says it kidnapped Warren Weinstein in Pakistan". Bbc.co.uk. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15996128. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  10. "AFP: Month on, fears grow for kidnapped American in Pakistan". Google.com. 2011-09-12. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hD5NS-nrvl-qhKKKdBNQ9sJeyRPA?docId=CNG.37f490980793ed822010b69c4858a6ab.ad1. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  11. "Police claim arrest of kidnappers of Taseer’s son". Thenews.com.pk. 2011-11-01. http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=75537&Cat=5. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  12. By AFP. "Al Qaeda claims kidnapping of Weinstein in Pakistan – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. http://tribune.com.pk/story/301043/al-qaeda-holding-us-aid-worker-warren-weinstein-in-pakistan-site/. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  13. "Al-Qaida says it is holding US hostage - World news - South and Central Asia - Pakistan - msnbc.com". MSNBC. 2011-08-19. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45513674/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/#.TtgSnGN4MjU. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  14. "Al Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri claims responsibility for kidnapping American – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs". News.blogs.cnn.com. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/01/al-qaeda-leader-al-zawahiri-claims-responsibility-for-kidnapping-american/. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  15. Dan Murphy (December 2, 2011). "Is kidnapping older, unarmed civilians all that's left for Al Qaeda?". The Christian Science Monitor. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Backchannels/2011/1202/Is-kidnapping-older-unarmed-civilians-all-that-s-left-for-Al-Qaeda. 
  16. Hussain, Tom (January 25, 2012). "Al Qaida still holding American contractor hostage in Pakistan". McClatchy Newspapers. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/01/25/136926/al-qaida-still-holding-elderly.html#storylink=cpy. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 
  17. Hussain, Tom (January 25, 2012). "Kidnapped US aid contractor reportedly held by militants in Pakistan". The Christian Science Monitor. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2012/0125/Kidnapped-US-aid-contractor-reportedly-held-by-militants-in-Pakistan. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 
  18. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/terrorism-security/2012/0507/US-hostage-Warren-Weinstein-makes-plea-to-Obama-in-Al-Qaeda-video-video
  19. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-pakistan-hostage-netanyahubre88b155-20120912,0,106794.story
  20. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/13/us-pakistan-hostage-us-idUSBRE88C13Z20120913

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