There is government by law and then there is the law of the land. Who in his or her right mind travels through countries that follow the law of the land more than the law of the country. Especially countries that seem not to have governmental control. If this person was travelling under nefarious reasons then he alone is to blame for the end results. I cannot fathom what he or his family must be going through now.
from the article: Israeli feared abducted by al-Qaida contacts his family