Al Qaeda & ISIS Hostages:

While Leila Kaleva was held hostage by an Al Qaeda in Yemen, she was given an Arabic exercise book for children and a composition book to practice in. Kaleva emphasized that though they are extremists, Al Qaeda's reputation for being against women's education is disproved by the fact that hey wanted her to learn Arabic. She and her husband were held captive for four and a half months until the Finnish government apparently paid ransom for their release.

While Leila Kaleva was held hostage by an Al Qaeda in Yemen, she was given an Arabic exercise book for children and a composition book to practice in. Kaleva emphasized that though they are extremists, Al Qaeda's reputation for being against women's education is disproved by the fact that hey wanted her to learn Arabic. She and her husband were held captive for four and a half months until the Finnish government apparently paid ransom for their release.