At the height of the hostage crisis in Algeria, one of the kidnappers explained: Weve come in the name of Islam, to teach the Americans what Islam is. As of Sunday evening, this exercise in religious education had claimed eighty-one lives and left BPs natural gas plant in Algeria in a state of ruin, booby-trapped with mines and explosives. Further indication of the hostage-takers mindset came from one Algerian who escaped and later recounted: The terrorists told us at the very start that they would not hurt Muslims but were only interested in the Christians and infidels. We will kill them, they said. According to the Telegraph, They allowed locals to go free, saying they did not want to hurt Muslims. Some locals were forced to recite parts of the Koran to prove they were Muslims. PJ Media » Algerian Jihadists Wanted to ?Teach the Americans What Islam Is? Religion of "Peace" my ass.