There was a Muslim on the Maersk Alabama

Zahid Reza said he and shipmates lured a pirate to a darkened engine room, where a struggle broke out.

“I held him, I tied his hands and tied his legs. He was fighting me,” said Reza, who stabbed the pirate in the hand. “He was scared. He said he was planning to ask for $3 million. I told him, ‘You’re a Muslim and I’m a Muslim.’ “

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