Dec 21 2016
Should we feel sorry for this couple who has been held by the Taliban for nearly five years in Afghanistan?
A new video from the Taliban features Canadian convert to Islam, Joshua Boyle, and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, pregnant at the time, who were kidnapped while hiking through Afghanistan in 2012. (Who goes hiking in Afghanistan with a pregnant wife? Who choses a country like Afghanistan to go hiking in the first place?)
Breitbart The video also includes two young boys who are apparently their children, born during their captivity. Coleman was seven months pregnant at the time of her capture.
“My children have seen their mother defiled,” Coleman added ominously, as the children sat in Boyle’s lap. Also ominous: she referred to the boys as her “surviving children.”
But there’s a silver lining. Look at all the weight they lost.
“They want money, power, friends. You must give them these things before progress can be made,” she said of her captors in the Haqqani Network, a notorious hostage-taking criminal gang allied with the Taliban. Reuters explains that the “friends” she referred to are three senior Haqqani members held by the Afghan government.
Notice how they get a dig in at Donald Trump, saying Obama must pay ransom for them now before he leaves office, because they know Trump won’t. Guess they have CNN in their cave.
Coleman buttressed her husband’s remarks by pleading, “I ask if my government can do anything to change the policies of the Afghan government to stop their policy of executing men before these men start executing their prisoners.” (Obama just released 20 more hostages from Gitmo but not in exchange for you two. Oh, well…)
NY Daily News Canadians may remember Boyle as the former husband of Zaynab Khadr, the once outspoken sister of Omar Khadr who spent a decade in Guantanamo Bay before his transfer to Canadian custody this fall. Josh, a Muslim convert was previously married to the daughter of an alleged al Qaeda financial backer.
Their captors have not directly communicated with their hostages’ families at all, though two videos of the noticeably thinner couple were released in 2014.
In November 2015, Boyle’s distraught parents received a letter from Caitlan, which provided fresh evidence that she’s still alive — and news that she’s now given birth to a second son.
Video below from the parents about 6 months ago: Notice the headbag on the non-Muslim mother in an effort convince the terrorists that they’re on their side.