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    The Grim And Growing Business Of Kidnappings In The Middle East

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    Wochit Headline News

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    The execution of American journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic militants, gruesomely displayed in a video that surfaced this week, was a palpable reminder of the shadowy business of kidnappings in the Middle East.
    For years, extremist groups like the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for Foley's murder, have plied this grisly trade. In the process, they have earned millions of dollars in ransoms, further fueling the radicals' rise.