There is a 26-year-old female American from California who was working at an orphanage in Syria. She was taken hostage by ISIS.

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QUESTIONS

1. Is there any way that an American can legally pay ransom for their daughter’s life?

Not in the US, but the US would not stop a family from going outside the US to country where it is legal to pay ransom.

2. Has ISIS ever delivered a hostage alive for ransom money?

Yes, 15 Europeans.

3. Isn’t it unethical to pay ransom? Doesn’t that put all Americans at risk?

All Americans are already at risk, even though no ransom was ever paid to ISIS save the life of an American hostage.

ISIS wants more hostages anyway.

Americans might actually be safer if the ransom was paid, because the next American might be less likely to be killed.  (This is my opinion).

4. Would I be going against the government’s wishes if I helped Kayla’s family?

No. The government is highly involved.

5. If an individual of high-net worth wanted to contribute to saving Kayla’s life, what would they need to do?

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