August 22nd, 2014
08:45 PM ET

ISIS wanted "Lady Al Qaeda" freed for James Foley

The Obama administration, under questioning over how it handles hostage negotiations, reiterated Friday that it will not pay ransom to terrorists groups.

"We will not provide funds for terrorist organisms," Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said, confirming a long-standing Washington policy amid claims from Islamic State jihadists that other countries had paid to have their nationals freed.

But in the case of James Foley, we also know that ISIS was demanding more than just money. The Islamic state also asked the United States to release a prisoner known as "Lady Al Qaeda."

Jean Casarez has more on the world's most famous female terrorist.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • James Foley • Terrorism
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Dan

    She has a PHd from MIT.....out of your league guys take a number.....

    November 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm | Reply
  2. Joe Fattal

    She must had a secret admirer. She is not bad looking for a terrorist.

    October 27, 2014 at 10:47 am | Reply
  3. Darrell

    Maybe ISIS wants to train women similar to Chechen "Black Widows". Also, useful for infiltration especially like Shiite Iraqi communities or Sunni Saudi Arabia communities.

    August 26, 2014 at 12:42 am | Reply

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