Welcome to the new dhimmi Europe: they will pay tribute to mosques, they will silence all critics of Islamic radicalism, and they will pay ransom to Islamic terrorists. From Deutsche Welle, with thanks to Susan:
Germany paid ransom to free European tourists taken hostage last year in Algeria’s Sahara Desert, the leader of the Islamic group responsible reportedly told a French magazine in an interview.
Amari Saifi, a leader of the Algerian Islamic militant Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) that is thought to have ties to al Qaeda, told Paris Match magazine on Thursday that his group had received ransom payments to release the 32 mainly German hostages they had kidnapped last year.
Although it has long been suspected that Germany paid around â‚¬5 million ($6 million) to have the hostages freed, there had been no confirmation of any payment. In Berlin, the foreign ministry refused comment. “The German government’s fundamental position refusing to pay out ransom is well known,” a spokesman told news agency AFP.
Questioned about the exact sum paid, Saifi told Paris Match: “We made a promise to the German government not to divulge the amount.” He added that “most was spent buying supplies for our brothers in Algeria. We also bought weapons and ammunition.”