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ISIS Beheads One of Japanese Hostages
Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/24/15
ISIS beheaded and killed Haruna Yukawa, who was taken hostage by the group. They claim it is PM Abe's fault, and are now demanding the release of Sajedah Rishawi, a man who is being held by authorities in Jordan, for the other hostage instead of money as originally asked.



I'll leave my thoughts on this silent, because they're not the most peaceful.







http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/24/world/isis-japan-hostages/index.html

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Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/24/15
I think we all knew this would happen, I still think Japan was right to not give them the money. I think they won't give into the new demands either. Anyway, my thoughts are with his friends and families.
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Posted 1/24/15
Fuck fuck fuck fuck


and we can't just nuke them, which is the worst part. fuck daesh and fuck our inability to deal with this problem(that is out of our control, mind you)
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Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/25/15
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Still, I fail to understand why people keep going over there in the first place. You're a reporter, or an aid worker--well, so what? There are other things to report and other people who need help. ISIS wouldn't have all these folks to behead if people would stop running over there. Only the military has any business going over there right now, and they should be focused on eliminating the threat, not on winning hearts or minds. . .
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Posted 1/24/15

moonhawk81 wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Still, I fail to understand why people keep going over there in the first place.


With you on that one far too many have gone into these "zones" without protection in mind and goes places they where warned about, but hope they soon can make alot of safe zones/paths/roads and clear out/get under controll of this awfull terror sites?
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Posted 1/24/15

moonhawk81 wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Still, I fail to understand why people keep going over there in the first place. You're a reporter, or an aid worker--well, so what? There are other things to report and other people who need help. ISIS wouldn't have all these folks to behead if people would stop running over there. Only the military has any business going over there right now, and they should be focused on eliminating the threat, not on winning hearts or minds. . .


The counterpoint from a journalist perspective is that telling stories about what is actually happening on the ground is a way to communicate important issues to a mass audience. Is it important to communicate what is going on in Syria? I would say yes, that it is. For people that want to enlist in the military, for people that want to travel overseas, for people that want to understand how and why people behave the way they do.

The old way of doing things is to present heroes and villains through the lens of ethnocentrism and exceptionalism. World journalists break that down by telling stories on the ground. That being said, I'm sure both of these individuals knew before they ever landed on the ground that this was a war zone. They are not reporting on the local pumpkin festival. And this is what can happen. I also believe that Japan should not pay the ransom because it would prevent other journalists from doing the same as well as fund the war machine.

In this case, it's important to remember and honor the victims by understanding the stories they were trying to tell and hopefully that will guide our collective future towards something better. I also believe there should be some compensation for their families.
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Posted 1/24/15
The one that was beheaded was the military contractor, right? The remaining one is the journalist-friend that tried to negotiate the release of that contractor? I see a prisoner exchange as more likely than a ransom to occur, in principle. However, I feel for the family of the man who was beheaded.
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Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/24/15
Hmm. ISIS is really pushing peoples' buttons right now... That's all I'm gonna say because I'd rather not rant.
Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/25/15
I don't know about you, but it seems we need to prevent people from being hostages in the first place.
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Posted 1/24/15
ISIS is really making me
I'm scared =[
What if ISIS start attacking Japan soil....(Bombing trains and stuff like that )
Posted 1/24/15

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I don't know about you, but it seems we need to prevent people from being hostages in the first place.


This is so true.
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Posted 1/24/15
I read their story of why they went to Syria. They knew pretty well what would await them there, especially for Haruna Yukawa.
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I read their story of why they went to Syria. They knew pretty well what would await them there, especially for Haruna Yukawa.


You're right about that, but what gives ISIS any right to take them hostage and kill them in the first place? Nothing.


The world is free to roam for anyone if you ask me. Once you give into fear, you've lost.
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They keep kidnapping so countries can keep funding their bullshit. These hostages are making the ultimate sacrifice, Japan is doing the right thing, may they RIP.
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Posted 1/24/15

xnam99 wrote:

ISIS is really making me
I'm scared =[
What if ISIS start attacking Japan soil....(Bombing trains and stuff like that )


First, they need to get past Japan's tight immigration laws. Worst case scenario is they come as "tourists".
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