No Bright Prospects for Japanese Hostage Situation

368.jpeg    ISIS Japanese Hostages ( Hindustan Times)

Friday January 23rd is the deadline for the Japanese government to pay a $200 million ransom for two of its citizens, Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa held by the Islamic State. Reports say the Japanese government is trying to come up with a solution to the crisis. But the situation does not look promising: If Japan pays ransom for the hostages, then Japanese citizens become targets all over the world for kidnapping and ransom. And the Japanese government will be seen as giving in to terrorists. Moreover, ISIS has never publically backed down concerning its treats. So, is there any hope or any solution to this problem?  Please log in and post your comments.




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