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ISIS John Cantlie

Hostage video released

18 Sep, 2014

ISIS releases a video showing Cantlie, a British photojournalist kidnapped in Syria in 2012, speaking on behalf of the group. Cantlie acknowledges that he is a captive:

Now, I know what you are thinking. ‘He is only doing this because he is a prisoner, he’s got a gun at his head

He says that this video and future productions will give more information about ISIS:

There are two sides to every story. Think you’re getting the whole picture?

He questions the motivations for the west becoming involved:

After two disastrous and hugely unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, why is it that our governments appear so keen to get involved in yet another unwinnable conflict?

John Cantlie Lend Me Your Ears – "أعيروني سمعكم "جون كانتلي