Folks, don’t be fooled. Hamas political leaders expressed an avowed policy of kidnapping Israeli soldiers as hostages to exchange for terrorists months ago. Foreign Minister Mahmud al-Zahar told Asharq Al-Awsat on March 7, 2006, that Hamas will not hesitate to kidnap Israeli soldiers “to exchange for [Palestinian] prisoners, should the opportunity arise.” Interior Minister Saed Siam told Abu Dhabi TV: “It is inevitable to kidnap soldiers to exchange for them.”
Kidnapping innocent men, women and children is a very frequent tactic in arab terror thuggery. In the 1980’s several Americans in Beirut were kidnapped and held hostage. In September 1984, William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered. In February 1988, William Higgins was kidnapped in Lebanon and murdered. On Oct. 7, 2000 Hezbollah kidnapped three Israeli soldiers. Abu Sayyaf, a militant Islamic group in the Philippines, received a ransom, arranged by Libya, of $1 million each for six European hostages they kidnapped and later beheaded. And of course, we must mention the kidnapping and beheading of Daniel Pearl in 2002 and the 444 American hostages kidnapped by Iranian thugs in 1979. There are hundreds of more examples of arabs kidnapping innocent men, women and children all around the world.
Learn the facts, folks. Kidnapping is not as low as Muslim terrorists will go. Kidnappers are using decapitations to bring the West to its knees.