This should come as no surprise - Muslims reneging on a deal while people's lives are at stake. Behold, the religion of peace:
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) - The kidnappers of two Roman Catholic priests in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have withdrawn an agreement for their release, a Christian group said on Tuesday.
Father Pius Affas and Father Mazen Ishoa, both Iraqis, were kidnapped in Mosul on Saturday by an unknown group, and Pope Benedict XVI subsequently made an appeal for their release.
"It appears that agreement was reached for their release, leading to reports of their having been released," said a statement from Middle East Concern. "However, the kidnappers subsequently withdrew from the agreement and demanded a larger ransom."
(BTW, notice how Agence France-Presse (AFP) carefully avoids mentioning the religion of the kidnappers. Wouldn't want to put Islam in a bad light, now would we?)