Who said kidnapping is unislamic?

Sheer evil, rewarded with ransoms from Europe

AndrewBolt:


At least 23 foreign hostages from 12 countries have been kidnapped by Syrian insurgents, sold or handed over to the Islamic State, and held underground in a prison near the Syrian city of Raqqa…

[Journalist James] Foley and his fellow hostages were routinely beaten and subjected to waterboarding…

“You could see the scars on his ankles,” Jejoen Bontinck, 19, of Belgium, a teenage convert to Islam who spent three weeks in the summer of 2013 in the same cell as Mr. Foley, said of him. “He told me how they had chained his feet to a bar and then hung the bar so that he was upside down from the ceiling. Then they left him there.”…

The three American men and the three British hostages were singled out for the worst abuse, both because of the militants’ grievances against their countries and because their governments would not negotiate, according to several people with intimate knowledge of the events…

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Within this subset, the person who suffered the cruelest treatment, the former hostages said, was Mr. Foley. In addition to receiving prolonged beatings, he underwent mock executions and was repeatedly waterboarded.

Meant to simulate drowning, the procedure can cause the victim to pass out… During one extended stretch, the hostages received the equivalent of a teacup of food per day.

There is no pity for those who tried only to help:

Checkpoints became human nets, and last October, insurgents waited at one for Peter Kassig, 25, an emergency medical technician from Indianapolis who was delivering medical supplies. In December, Alan Henning, a British taxi driver, disappeared at another. Mr. Henning had cashed in his savings to buy a used ambulance, hoping to join an aid caravan to Syria…

The last to vanish were five aid workers from Doctors Without Borders, who were plucked in January from the field hospital in rural Syria where they had been working.

Submission did not spare them:

Those recently released said that most of the foreigners had converted [to Islam] under duress, but that Mr. Foley had been captivated by Islam.  

European countries saved their nationals by paying ransoms – which then finance the Islamic State’s further horrors:

Soon, the prisoners realized that their kidnappers had identified which nations were most likely to pay ransoms, said a former hostage… “They started with the Spanish.”…

As the negotiations for the Spanish prisoners progressed rapidly — the first was released this March, six months after he had been captured — the militants moved on to the four French journalists…

In late May, the Italian, Federico Motka, was told he could go, according to a fellow captive, allegedly after Italy paid a ransom. (The Italian government denied the claim.) …

By June, the cellblock that had once held at least 23 people had been reduced to just seven. Four of them were Americans, and three were British — all citizens of countries whose governments had refused to pay ransoms…

Fifteen hostages were freed from March to June for ransoms averaging more than two million euros… Among the last to go was a Danish photojournalist, Daniel Rye Ottosen, 25…

In other news:

Philippines: German hostages released

(Reuters) – Al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants Muslims in the Philippines released two German hostages on Friday, after saying they would behead one of them if their demands were not met.

Bring it on, MoF*&$:

Hamas just called for war and terror against Israel (again)

Hamas just said, as it has said thousands of times before, that “armed resistance is the only way to liberate Palestine.”

New York hatchet jihadi called for “internal mass revolt” in U.S.

This Fox report irresponsibly does not specify what kind of revolution Thompson had in mind. It doesn’t mention that he was a Muslim who wrote: “If you’re looking for ‘perfect’ Muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!”

“Terror connection not ruled out in ax attack, police say,” FoxNews.com, October 24, 2014 (thanks to JW):