Paying Ransom

If you pay ransom to terrorists, you are encouraging them to kidnap more people. Further, you are funding terrorists. That makes you a terrorist too. This why Canada never pays ransom, and prosecutes people who do, confiscating their funds and their businesses. It is tempting to violate the law in your particular case, but in the big picture, you are making things much, much worse for others.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)