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November 25th, 2009
10:06 AM ET

Moms to Iran: Please free our kids

It's been almost four months since three American hikers were arrested after crossing into Iran from northern Iraq. They say it was an accident, but Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insists their case will go through his nation's courts.

Today, on the eve of Thanksgiving, the mothers of those hikers are sending a video message to their children and the leaders of Iran. Laura Fattal, mother of hiker Josh Fattal, spoke to John Roberts on CNN's "American Morning" Wednesday.

Filed under: Iran
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    Iran appears to be moving ahead with their construction of 9 more Uranium refinery plants.

    Apparently the Iranian Ayatollahs, Mullahs and Islamic Clerics are literally begging Israel and America to destroy all of Iran's Nuclear facility's.

    Israel and America should oblige Iran and if the British, France and Germany want some payback for the Islamic led massacres upon civilians in their country's, they should each directly take parts in that mission.

    I support the Swiss people that have banned Islamic minarets which they felt represent the growth of an ideology and a legal system – Sharia law – which they determined was totally incompatible with Swiss democracy.

    I support the Australian people that are permanently deporting all Muslims that preach, extol and work to enable the ideology and Islamic legal system known as Sharia law from their country.

    I urge all Western Country's to follow the leads by Switzerland and Australia to enact the same or similar laws against Islam enacting Sharia law in their own country's.

    November 29, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  2. Samuel H Vaughan

    Dear Mr. Roberts, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. A fine reporter you are. You exemplarate class and a fine style. Reminds me of a bit of Cronkite with a touch of Jenninngs. You represent CNN in high fashion with class and honor.
    If time permits, another of my favorites other than you is Cafferty. Please sir exend a Thanksgiving wish to him.
    In Summation, both of you are pros...great journalists with fine reporting and classey style. CNN should put a little extra in your X-mas stockings!
    Take Care and Regards,

    November 26, 2009 at 3:09 am |
  3. Richard

    Why in hell are these hikers still in Iran. Our leaders cannot secure the release of our people. Are you people still thinking this administration has the balls to do anything proactive? Why don't we say you have until tomorrow to release our people or we are going send a missle or two or three and take out your president and governing body? Bowing to the worlds ambtions is going to get our asses taken over. Wake up America! Holy Cow!

    November 25, 2009 at 11:16 pm |