The Toronto Star is reporting that an Iraqi hostage negotiator working to free Christian Peacekeeper Teams' Tom Fox, Norman Kember, James Loney, and Harmeet Singh Sooden is missing and believed kidnapped. There's been no word on the fate of the four hostages since last Saturday's deadline passed. Many speculate that there won't be any news of the four men until the Iraqi election news has cooled.
A list of news stories about my former classmate Tom can be found here, and Tom's website is here.
During this busy season please spare a thought for Tom and the other hostages, their families, captors and negotiators.