The kidnappers have extended the deadline until Saturday. Obviously, any extension is a sign of hope. It creates the opportunity for negotiation and keeping the pressure up.
The signatures on this blog are now incorporated with those of Faithful America (http://www.faithfulamerica.org/display_article.php?article_type=homepage&article_id=255) The total number of signatures now is over 10,500. This provides another opportunity to add signatures. One way to do that is for you send a link to this blog to your friends. You may click the little box with an arrow at the bottom of this post and write in the information.