This is not going to end well.
A word to those who mean well, but do not have enough of the self preservation gene that keeps us from going into harms way when there are other means available. Do not go to the Middle East, except for Israel.
For sale, two ISIS hostages: Jihadis release ransom posters for Norwegian and Chinese captives – complete with telegram number for ‘whoever would like to pay’
‘To whom it may concern’: The Islamic State has released ransom posters for Norwegian hostage Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad (above) and a Chinese consultant in the latest edition of its online magazine Dabiq
- ISIS posted pictures of men in yellow prison outfits in its online magazine
- One hostage was named as Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, 48, from Oslo
- The other identified as Fan Jinghui, 50, a freelance consultant from Beijing
- Norwegian PM refuses to pay ransom, but vows to ‘get our citizen home’
The Islamic State group claimed to be holding a Norwegian man and a Chinese consultant hostage and demanded ransom for their release.
The extremist group posted pictures of the two men wearing yellow prison outfits in the latest issue of its online magazine Dabiq.
It identifies the Norwegian man as Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, 48, from Oslo, and the Chinese man as Fan Jinghui, 50, a freelance consultant from Beijing.
The poster states: ‘To whom it may concern of the crusaders, pagans and their allies as well as what are referred to as human “rights” organisations.
‘This prisoner was abandoned by his government which did not do its utmost to purchase his freedom.’
It then lists a telegram number for ‘whoever would like to pay the ransom for his release and transfer’, adding: ‘Note, this is a limited time offer.’
Read more h/t: Buck