Hostage-taking is a tenet of Islam rooted in the Quran. “So when you meet those who disbelieve, strike necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either favor afterwards or ransom until the war lays down its burdens.” (47:4)
Obama say, “Respect it!”
“Paris shooting: Hostage taken as manhunt closes in on factory,” Yahoo News, January 9, 2015:
French police have entered the third day of a manhunt for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at the weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, January 7, 2015.
France’s interior minister has confirmed that an operation to detain the suspects is under way.
Dammartin-en-Goele, 25 miles from the capital, was locked down as a siege situation developed with brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi.