This struck me as odd...
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen wearing military fatigues on Monday kidnapped 25 employees and customers from a mobile phone store in the main shopping area of the capital, Baghdad, police said.
The gun-wielding kidnappers barged into the shop around noon and bundled the staff and employees into 15 cars they had arrived in, said police Lt. Thair Mahmoud. The whole operation lasted 10 minutes, he said.
The identity of the gunmen, who were wearing military uniforms, was not immediately known, said Mahmoud. No other details were available.
Seriously...you can get cell phone service in Baghdad? And there are open cell phone businesses employing Iraqi's and doing business there too? The lesson of the day...you can't keep a determined capitalist down.
Guess that explains why they were targeted for kidnapping by the insurgents/terrorists...they represent something with which the jihadists are unfamiliar...success! Those crazy Islamic radicals loathe anything that is post-modern and is not consistent with walking around in dirty night-shirts, throwing rocks at Americans, and resisting progress of any kind that would lift them out of the misery and squalor in which they wallow.