Sep 18 2014
“LEND ME YOUR EARS!” British journalist, John Cantlie, held by ISIS, in propaganda video critical of the West
The Islamic State (ISIS) has released a haunting video that shows John Cantlie, a British hostage and former war reporter for several British newspapers, pledging to expose the “truth behind the Islamic State.”
IB Times “Over the next few programmes, I am going to show you the truth as the Western media tries to drag the public back to the abyss of another war with the Islamic State,” he says. “I’m going to show you the truth behind the systems and motivation of the Islamic State, and how the Western media – the very organization I used to work for – can twist and manipulate that truth for the public back home. There are two sides to every story – think you’re getting the whole picture?
Cantlie, believed to be 43, says how he will broadcast a series of videos that will aim to reveal the “manipulated truths” used by the Western media. Cantlie’s whereabouts are currently unknown but it is likely he is being held in Syria where other hostages James Foley, Steven Sotloff and David Haines were murdered in IS’s de-facto capital of Raqqa.
Cantlie wrote eyewitness dispatches from Syria for the Sunday Telegraph, detailing the conflict between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the rebels fighting to overthrow his regime.