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  9/4/2014, Elul 9, 5774

Cameron: We Will Not Pay Ransoms to Terrorists


British Prime Minister David Cameron has made it perfectly clear that he does not see paying ransom to terrorist groups having any positive results..in fact, quite the opposite. Cameron explained his position during an interview on this morning's (Thursday) Good Morning, Britain TV show, speaking about the IS's threats to murder British journalist David Higgins, who recently was kidnapped by the terror organization.

"I know that this is difficult to hear, and I've thought about this very carefully, but I am absolutely convinced that the policy of not paying ransoms to terrorists for kidnaps is right, and I have no doubt that those countries that have allowed ransoms to be paid has wound up with terrorist groups, including this terrorist group, having tens of millions of dollars that they can spend on kidnapping other hostages, preparing terrorist plots, including against us here in the United Kingdom, and to buy arms and weapons so they can wreak havoc. So I'm absolutely certain it is the right policy," Cameron said in no unclear terms.