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January 20, 2015 9:40 am

Islamic State Demands $200 Million for Release of Two Japanese Hostages

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The Islamic State demanded $200 million for the release of two captives. Photo: CNN/Screenshot.

CNN – Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else.

The else being that the pair will meet the same gruesome fate as other captives held by the terrorist group, others who were shown in ISIS videos kneeling in orange jumpsuits in front of masked, black-clad men — just like the Japanese hostages identified as Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa — shortly before being beheaded.

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  • charlie johnson

    If you pay attention you can learn something here. Remember Somalia? They were by the water anyway.So the stole a bunch of fishing boats.They became sea pirates. It was a process by which they could make money and not have to work. But we find the IS here. No water around in the deserts.But they want to be sea pirates too. But they just turn in to sand pirates. Instead of boats they steal Toyota pickups and put an AA gun on it and call it a technical.But the idea is still to make money by not working. The remedy is not to play their games.