Is a real business when you pay to have hostages released. Germany just needed reminding.
UPDATE: It’s a good thing the first hostage wasn’t taken by criminals.
“Speaking to Doha-based satellite channel Al-Jazeera, Susanne Osthoff said her captors told her not to be afraid as her kidnapping was “politically motivated.”
“Do not be afraid. We do not harm women or children and you are a Muslim,” she quoted them as saying.
“I was so happy to know that I had not fallen into the hands of criminals,” she said.”
Do you suppose they would have been criminals, if she had been Buddhist? or Jewish? or Christian?
Be certain to read the TigerHawk link on Germany’s annoyance.