Kidnapping/Hostage Taking as a Terrorist Tactic

Legal DefinitionThe legal definition of kidnapping is the taking away of a person by force, threat, or deceit, with intent to detain that person against his will. Kidnapping may be done for ransom (economic reasons) or for political or other purposes. In history, under common law, kidnapping was only a misdemeanor, but in different parts of the world as in most states of the United States, the practice is now punishable by death or life imprisonment.  Video(above): 2013  Kidnap Video from Yemen of Austrian Citizen - only one of the 3 persons that was kidnapped the day of Act f Dominik Neubauer. He was kidnapped along with a Finnish couple in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa by a Yemeni tribe on December 21, 2012.Photo(below): Italian Sergio Cicala (L) and his wife Philomene Kabore are pictured kneeling in front of five armed kidnappers against a desert background in this digitally altered image distributed by the IntelCenter on December 30, 2009. Al Qaeda's North…

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