It’s a wonder that he lived to tell the tale.
Kidnapped by ISIS, tortured daily by the British ‘Beatles’ – and forced to sing propaganda about Osama’s ‘lovely hotel’: The bone-chilling story of survival, from Jihadi John’s ransomed hostage
Daniel Rye (left), 26, was on the trail of missing journalist James Foley when, in 2013, he was held a few miles inside Syria. For 13 months he was beaten and tortured by British-born IS thugs including Mohammed ‘Jihadi John’ Emwazi. With him were hostages John Cantlie (inset), Alan Henning and Foley (right with Emwazi) himself. Rye survived, and what follows is his account, the most intimately detailed ever from inside an ISIS jail, described in terrifying but utterly compelling terms by writer Puk Damsgård.