Question: What is the ruling regarding hijacking planes and kidnapping?
Answer: From that which is known to everyone who has the slightest bit of common sense is that hijacking airplanes and kidnapping children and the like are extremely great crimes, the world over. Their evil effects are far and wide, as is the great harm and inconvenience caused to the innocent; the total effect of which none can comprehend except Allaah.
Likewise, from that which is known is that these crimes are not specific to any particular country over and above another country, nor any specific group over and above another group, rather it encompasses the whole world.
There is no doubt about the effect of these crimes; so it is obligatory upon the governments and those responsible from amongst the scholars and other than them to afford these issues great concern, and to exert themselves as much as possible in ending this evil.
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Hijacking Planes and Kidnapping
Author: Imaam Abdul-Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Baaz
Source: Kayfa Nu'aalij Waaqi'unaa al-Aleem - Page 108-109
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