At what point does the excuse of ”If I didn’t do what they told me (dispense immense amounts of enemy propaganda) I would be killed” lose its veneer of credibility?
Gaunt, pale but still alive: British hostage John Cantlie looks shockingly thin in chilling new ISIS propaganda video in which he ‘attacks’ the US for bombing Mosul’s ‘finest university’
A new video has emerged showing British journalist and Islamic State hostage John Cantlie. The footage, which was released today through ISIS’ ‘official’ news agency Amaq, shows him looking worryingly thin as he discusses coalition airstrikes on Mosul.
Cantlie, 45, who was kidnapped by ISIS in November 2012, is shown criticising the US-led coalition for bombing Mosul University in the ISIS-held city in Iraq. He last appeared in a propaganda video uploaded by ISIS on March 18. In the three-minute clip Cantlie questions why the coalition carried out airstrikes on the university, which he described as the ‘finest in Iraq.’