From a news report:
One Irish hostage was confirmed safe: supervising electrician Stephen McFaul, whose mother said he would not be returning to Algeria.
"He phoned me at 9 o'clock to say Al Qaeda were holding him, kidnapped, and to contact the Irish government, for they wanted publicity. Nightmare, so it was. Never want to do it again. He'll not be back! He'll take a job here in Belfast like the rest of us," said his mother, Marie.
Don't work in Muslim countries, don't help them. Let them try to extract the gas and oil themselves, or pay extravagantly -- five, ten, twenty times what they now pay -- to the implacable Chinese, who will bring their own troops and their own ways of protecting themselves. Don't supply the rich little Arab sheiklets with doctors and nurses, with engineers and teachers. Don't let them rent bits and pieces, local phony succursales, of Western civilization -- the Louvre, for example, or well-known universities -- which allows them to pretend to themselves and to the world that, indeed, civilization is rentable, and they've got the money. Let their primitive condition be uncamouflaged from view.
They are helplessly dependent on the West. Remove those Westerners. Don't send tourists, who will only be targets, sooner or later, for Muslim terrorists as they are, as of now, targets for baksheesh-demanders of every kind.
Separation. The would-be natural victim will cease to help his natural victimirzer. The advanced non-Muslim world right here, and Islam -- the Camp of Islam -- over there. Why should the pontential victim help his potential -- or actual -- implacable enemy (see Qur'an, see Hadith, see Sira) in any way?
Mr. McFaul's mother says "he'll not be back!"
Many others should follow his example.