We understand that when those who are kidnapped praise their kidnappers, and when victims thank criminals, it is possibly out of fear or simply the price of freedom. But it is impossible to understand those who showered the al-Nusra Front with gratitude because it released the Maaloula nuns who had been kidnapped in Syria. This is a crime. The women were held for four months and they are not a belligerent party in the war. This is a cowardly act by a terrorist group and there is no honor in belonging to the group. Nevertheless, some people in the Arab media praised the group, citing the women”s account of their time in captivity; they spoke of good treatment and hospitality. What sort of nonsense is this? Since when is the kidnapping of women an honorable action worthy of thanking the kidnapper for their good treatment of the victims? [Link]