TERRORISM: The Spreading Brushfire

Another kidnaping, even as the dead are mourned

Maurits ("Maupie") Caransa, 61, had been playing bridge with friends all evening at the Continental Club in the heart of Amsterdam. As the Dutch-Jewish millionaire businessman left the hotel shortly after 1 a.m. last Friday, he was seized by armed men, who hustled him into a waiting red sedan and sped away. Nine hours later an anonymous caller, speaking in German, telephoned the daily Het Parool with the message that Dutch police had been expecting and dreading: "This is the Red Army Faction. We...

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