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    Two Finnish and an Austrian man kidnapped by Al'Qaeda in Jemen

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20817731

    Worries me really.. hostage situations with Al'Qaeda never end well.

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    This is going to be big in finnish news. Remember the whole ordeal on the island of Jolo with those two finnish men?
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    They voluntarily travelled there so they can only blame themselves.

    "Tribes have been known to kidnap them as leverage for getting grievances addressed by the government. But militants linked to al-Qaeda have also claimed responsibility for abductions. "
    2 finnish people stand out pretty well for abducters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazih View Post
    They voluntarily travelled there so they can only blame themselves.
    That's right, blame the victims.
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    That's right, blame the victims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    That's right, blame the victims.
    Lately, this is so common on these forums, that I think someone should create a fitting meme.

    Imo victims can and should carry part of the blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    That's right, blame the victims.
    If they are there voluntarily then i think its okay to say its their own fault.

    According to the UK travel advisory on Yemen:
    There is a threat of kidnap by armed tribes, criminals and terrorists in Yemen. UK and Western nationals are potential targets for these groups and successful ransom negotiations concluded recently by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) could encourage more kidnappings. There is a strong possibility that any hostage captive in Yemen could be sold to AQAP. The threat to Westerners is further heightened by the current security situation and AQAP’s evolving presence in the south is likely to lead to a situation more conducive to kidnappings.


    That doesnt mean they shouldnt try to get them back however.

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