EXACTLY what I was thinking when I read those news reports. I also don't approve of violence, and on the off-chance this actually happened as he's reported, I also hope the perps are caught.The FPA condemns violence as a means to resolve issues. If Reza really was kidnapped, the FPA hopes that the attackers are caught and brought to justice.
I would like to note that Reza's stories about the kidnappers have been very inconsistent. Many people are speculating that he really just arranged for one or two of his associates to give him some colorful bruises and made the whole kidnapping story up. A possible motive for this is so that he can disappear "for his own safety" before investigators in several countries can finish their work and bring charges against him over client money not returned by Capital Trust Markets.