A prayer for Jill Carroll

From today’s E&P:

A top Sunni politician appealed Friday for the release of an American female journalist and urged U.S. and Iraqi forces to stop arresting Iraqi women as a deadline set by the reporter’s kidnappers was set to elapse. The kidnappers had threatened to kill 28-year-old Jill Carroll unless all female detainees are freed by Friday. No hour was specified, and there was no indication Friday that any prisoners had been released.

That was from this morning – no news yet. What else is there to do but hope that she is released and okay.

On Deadline Day: No Progress in Contacting Carroll Captors [E&P]
Fear and Loathing in Baghdad [Salon]
A Tribute to Jill Carroll [E&P]