Jihadists in Paradise

Jihadists in Paradise by Mark Bowden
The Atlantic, March 2007

“The guerrillas raided the resort before dawn, first capturing the two guards and then moving from cottage to cottage, banging on doors and kicking them in if they were not answered quickly enough. Martin Burnham put on a pair of khaki cargo shorts and opened the door to his room. Gunmen seized him and took him away. Gracia managed to pull on shorts and a T-shirt and grab flip-flops for herself and her husband before being dragged out behind him, as other gunmen raided the minibar for food. All told the kidnappers took away twenty people, including the guards and a cook.” &nbsp

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she edits digital features.

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