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ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman
KTIC Radio ^ | 2014-08-26 09:22:06 | ABC News Radio via ktic Radio

Posted on 08/26/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT by GonzoII

(WASHINGTON) -- A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria. The terror group is demanding $6.6 million and the release of U.S. prisoners for the life of the young woman, who the family requested not be identified.

She is the third of at least four Americans who were known to be held by ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. American journalist James Foley was executed by the group in a video that appeared online last week. Another writer, Steven Sotloff, was seen alive but under duress in the same footage.

In addition to the multi-million dollar ransom, the terror group has also demanded that the U.S. release Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT-trained neuroscientist who was convicted by the U.S. in 2010 of trying to kill U.S. officials two years before, according to a supporter of Siddiqui who has been in contact with the hostage’s family.

Siddiqui’s release has been a regular demand of groups critical of U.S. policy in the Middle East and Southwest Asia, but on Monday, Siddiqui’s family spoke out through supporters to say they were “very distraught” Siddiqui’s name was invoked with the ransom request and sought to distance themselves from ISIS.

“If the issue is true, we would like to state that our family does not have any connections to such groups or actions,” reads a letter written by Siddiqui’s family. “We believe in a struggle that is peaceful and dignified. Associating Aafia’s name with acts of violence is against everything we are struggling for.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: americanhostage; isis
I new they were suicidal but if they....
1 posted on 08/26/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

I’m actually starting to look forward to these low-life’s coming to this country . . . then when we catch a few of them before the cops do . . .

Circumcision-plus, just to start.

Threatening a 26-year old female working as a humanitarian? Even Obama and Holder can’t screw this one up.


2 posted on 08/26/2014 9:09:21 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: GonzoII

Hey Dan Rather, this is why you don’t offer to negotiate or pay ransoms to terrorist scum.


3 posted on 08/26/2014 9:10:34 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: LRoggy

Even Obama and Holder can’t screw this one up.

Want to bet?


4 posted on 08/26/2014 9:12:16 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GonzoII

She will likely be incredibly abused before they let her go, assuming they let her go.


5 posted on 08/26/2014 9:12:28 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: GonzoII

You only pay ransom if you want to encourage more kidnappings.


6 posted on 08/26/2014 9:12:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: LRoggy
Even Obama and Holder can’t screw this one up.

Don't bet on it. It's what they do.

7 posted on 08/26/2014 9:12:54 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: GonzoII
Shouldn't that be $6.66 million?
8 posted on 08/26/2014 9:13:35 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Jonty30

She was kidnapped a year ago... already been happening Im sure...


9 posted on 08/26/2014 9:15:15 AM PDT by CygnusXI (Im back!)
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To: GonzoII

I’m not buying the non-identification part ... not with this administration.

She may very well have been on a humanitarian mission, poor soul .... but without knowing who she is and her history and how she got in Syria, which humanitarian group she was working with .... I take NOTHING this administration (and their lapdog media) says as true.

We don’t even know if this person exists.

This sounds too pat. There is a certain ‘un-truthiness’ to it.


10 posted on 08/26/2014 9:16:08 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: LRoggy

indeed. They already are preparing the ground favorably with the cops for themselves like coward tattle tale little brats. All that hate crime legislation, many cops believe it.


11 posted on 08/26/2014 9:17:31 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: GonzoII

I don’t get it why people think they need to go to $hit hole countries to do humanitarian work... Dang, there is more than enough to go around within the boundries of this nation.

MFO


12 posted on 08/26/2014 9:18:05 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: GonzoII

Send $6.6M in ordinance instead.


13 posted on 08/26/2014 9:20:05 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: GonzoII

No ransom paid to terrorists, EVER! They get you or me or our kids, we/they are just as good as dead anyway.

Nuke the Ka’aba. Martyr ever male Muslim over ten years of age. < /angry rant >


14 posted on 08/26/2014 9:22:48 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: GonzoII

Why do they call it kidnapping when neither a kid or napping is involved?


15 posted on 08/26/2014 9:28:44 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Man from Oz

I argue that point every time I hear someone asking for money to sponsor a mission/humaitarian trip. Stay in your country and help those first.


16 posted on 08/26/2014 9:35:58 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: GonzoII

Why 6.6 million? Is the extra $600,000 to off set taxes?


17 posted on 08/26/2014 9:36:42 AM PDT by albie
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To: Blue Highway
INDEED INDEED

Exhibit A



18 posted on 08/26/2014 9:38:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: GonzoII

Hmmm... a woman captured by ISIS.

Better check with the ISIS Ministry of Troop Entertainment and Head Removal.


19 posted on 08/26/2014 9:44:25 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: GonzoII

The ONE has already proved he will negotiate with and pay-off terroist thugs, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see her get released too.


20 posted on 08/26/2014 9:46:09 AM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer
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To: GonzoII

We need to tell all these dumb $hit do gooders that they are on their own with their “humanitarian” efforts in the ME. We simply can’t allow them to become legitimate pawns in the dealings with ISIS or any other terrorist group over there.


21 posted on 08/26/2014 9:47:19 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer

I bet he gets kick backs.


22 posted on 08/26/2014 9:54:00 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: GonzoII

She was kidnapped a year ago. There was a civil war going on a year ago. Who’s side was she on? Bashar al-Assad... or ISIS?


23 posted on 08/26/2014 10:05:39 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: LRoggy

Not only will you be fighting terrorists but also our own DHS.

Don’t you know that you are not to take the law into your own hands but call the cops or DHS first when you detect a terrorist in your neighborhood?

You do not want to be branded a islamophobist, do you?


24 posted on 08/26/2014 10:11:08 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: GonzoII
If they saw her pretty little head off and show it on Youtube, there will STILL be liberals defending Islam.

Man. I hate them both...and damn them both for making me feel this way!

25 posted on 08/26/2014 10:15:28 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: GonzoII

Some muslims consider terrorism-related work as “humanitarian.” I don’t know what to think about American (?) women who go to active war zones in muslim countries. Stupid? Sympathizer? I don’t know.


26 posted on 08/26/2014 10:20:58 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 353FMG

I’m Jewish, that makes me an ipso-facto Islamophobist according to them so we can check that one off . . .


27 posted on 08/26/2014 10:23:52 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: GonzoII

6.6 million is exactly 1/20th of the 132 million they asked for to ransom Foley. I think they’re trying to find the market clearing price.


28 posted on 08/26/2014 10:24:43 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: LRoggy

DOJ will protect them with the Civil Righta law

We have their first cousins all over the US now with CAIR and all the others, and they are protected by the government. They are also using our courts against us.


29 posted on 08/26/2014 10:41:18 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: GonzoII

They think over there is the same as here only they are poorer. No way as a woman would I go to one of those backward countries.


30 posted on 08/26/2014 11:05:32 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

See if the truth comes out...she’s probably one of those Jihadi Janes and it is all a ruse.


31 posted on 08/26/2014 11:43:12 AM PDT by gr8eman (Bill Carson...meet Arch Stanton!)
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To: GonzoII

What would Mohammed do?


32 posted on 08/26/2014 11:47:19 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: GonzoII

Pay it


33 posted on 08/26/2014 1:12:37 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: GonzoII

34 posted on 08/26/2014 1:17:55 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: GonzoII

So what? Wouldn’t give them the time of day to even listen to what they want. Sorry.


35 posted on 08/26/2014 1:49:00 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: GonzoII
I like the initiative these Marines are proposing for ISIS...


36 posted on 08/26/2014 2:32:35 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: 353FMG

Islamophobist, heck I would rather be called The Amazing Islamo-Casser-Rator, have knife will chop chop!
My costume would have a pig snot, and be slathered with bacon grease so I’m to slippery for IsIs to catch.


37 posted on 08/26/2014 4:57:38 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (We are doomed if good men stand by and do nothing.)
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To: GonzoII

There was a time when no group or national faction would make such a threat and demand.

They knew that the USA and the world would hunt them like rabid dogs without ceasing and there would be no upside to such a threat.

Now,...crickets.


38 posted on 08/26/2014 5:06:06 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: GonzoII

Time to ask Qatar & KSA to exercise their mighty influence on IS & get her released in one piece.


39 posted on 08/27/2014 2:33:45 AM PDT by odds
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To: GonzoII
ISIS is not Obama's enemy! His enemies are Republicans, Tea Party Members, Fox, and white Christian males who believe in God and own guns!


40 posted on 08/29/2014 11:40:05 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (If you don't Donate to Free Republic. Shame on you! Freep Loaders are scum!)
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