Prime Minister John Key believes that now New Zealand has committed troops to the fight against IS, we could be next to receive a message from the man known as ‘Jihadi John’.
“Well I can’t rule [that] out – what would be more likely in the first instance is some sort of threatening video,” says Mr Key.
So Kiwi John is ready for Jihadi John.
There have been at least six recorded beheadings so far. British aid worker Alan Henning was one, and his family want much more than the unmasking of Jihadi John. Mr Henning’s daughter has called for a “bullet in the head”.
Japan didn’t even send troops to fight IS – just money for humanitarian aid. Yet within days Jihadi John hit back with a video showing two hostages and a ransom demand.
Japan didn’t pay, and the hostages were beheaded.
So there you go. 1) They’ll take hostages from any nation. It’s all about opportunity. 2) You never pay a ransom. Never. Read more »