I'm really sorry to hear this news, but I'm not surprised.
ISIS looks down on anyone who doesn't follow their own strict version of Islam. For this reason, the Japanese people have always been vulnerable. After all, ISIS took both Japanese hostages before Abe pledged any aid to help people in the Middle East.
RIP all those who have been murdered by ISIS.
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Why aren't people blaming ISIS? They are the ones holding up people for ransom, and lopping off their heads if various governments don't agree to their demands.
It's ISIS that were involved in the recent terrorist attacks in France and Libya.
It's ISIS that are shooting Muslim teenage boys if they watch soccer, throwing gays off of tall buildings, raping women, and beheading people.
I see the problem as being ISIS. And countries around the world need to unite and get troops on the ground to take out this menace on humanity.
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So it looks like the West are going to have to stand up to groups like ISIS - and get criticized for it - whilst other countries pander to their whims.
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There is now news that ISIS gunman have now killed at least 8 people when they attacked a luxury hotel in Tripoli, Libya, that is popular with British, Italian and Turkish people.
These guys just won't stop.
All the countries around the world really need to unite to exterminate extremist religious groups like ISIS.
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@Farmboy I disagree that we should do this exchange.
Giving in to ransom demands will:make ISIS appear powerful to would be jihads hence, encouraging growth of this barbaric group. make ISIS feel more powerful because they have held someone ransom, and they got there own way. liaising with them is saying you accept this behavior, rather than only showing strong condemnation of their behavior. encourage ISIS to hold more innocent civilians to be held hostage, so they can release further dangerous people from prison. it gives them a dangerous woman immediately available to kill innocent children, women and men, rather than having to find someone who they can brainwash into doing this.
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We are facing extremist religious groups in the middle east where only recently, we have seen:Asian & western civilian hostages having their heads lopped off if governments do not meet ransom demands by ISIS. A group of Muslim teenagers being killed in Iraq for watching soccer on the TV by ISIS. A child put in a bomb vest in Nigeria by Boko Haram. The brutal killing of school kids in Pakistan by the Taliban. ...and I can easily continue this list.
This is just barbaric, and nothing justifies these atrocities.
You can't bargain with these types of guys. Because they want the whole world to convert to their strict religious views, otherwise your life is worthless.
In fact, I would argue that we need all countries around the world to come together, and unite, to fight against these groups that inflict misery on the world.
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@Logic If they do kill people straight away rather than holding them up for ransom, at least groups like ISIS are not gaining money, or getting dangerous people released from prison.
Receiving either money, or dangerous people, puts even more innocent people's lives at risk.
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@Logic - It's a bad idea, because it will encourage groups like ISIS to capture more innocent civilians to get their own way.
You can't bow down to bullies. It makes them worse.
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@scoobydoo who said 'IS wants a woman released? Doesn't fit.'
They want her released so that she can blow up more children, women and men.
This is why they shouldn't do this swap.
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Sadly, if Japan and Jordon gives in, it will give ISIS more reason to capture even more civilian hostages and use them as bait to release more dangerous nutters behind bars.
Not only that, she will only be used again to kill more children, women and men.
I really feel for Goto-san, but I can't see what else can be done.
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