By Theodore Shoebat
David Cameron just affirmed that the UK will not be paying the ransom for a British hostage held by ISIS, named David Cawthorne Haines, saying:
There is no doubt in my mind that the many tens of millions of dollars that ISIL has raised from ransom payments is going into promoting terrorism… What matters is not your signature on a declaration, but not letting money be paid to terrorist kidnappers because that money goes into arms, it goes into weapons, it goes into terror plots, it goes into more kidnaps. …It is utterly self-defeating. It is worse than self-defeating, it is actually a risk to us at home … I am in no doubt that those countries that have allowed ransoms to be paid, that has ended up with terrorist groups – including this terrorist group – having tens of millions of dollars that they can spend on kidnapping other hostages, on preparing terrorist plots, including against us here in the UK, and in buying arms and weapons to wreak havoc.
According to one report the UK will try to negotiate the release of Haines.