So just recently Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlan and their 3 kids were just freed from captivity after being held hostage by the Taliban for 5 years but something just doesn’t seem right or “fit” with me and there just seems to be something hinky about him and doesn’t add up. I don’t really think they were being held hostage, and,in fact, I think they were with the Taliban, but as comrades, not as hostages,and I’ll tell you why.
First of all, when they were taken Joshua and his then pregnant wife were hiking in a remote and dangerous region of Afghanistan that’s Taliban territory and even aid workers won’t go there it’s too dangerous, so why on Earth would he take his pregnant wife there and why would she go? He claims that they were pilgrims and I find that choice of word to be very interesting and it has alot of meaning in itself and gives them away as it’s a word that Jihadists use, so it was very telling that he would refer to themselves in that way, plus his first wife was a known terrorist sympathizer as well, and they had converted to Islam and it’s part of the Jihadist’s “code of honour” if you will, that they do not harm fellow Muslims, so it doesn’t add up that they would have been taken hostage or mistreated;they would have been welcomed, it makes more sense that they went over there to join them and live with them, side-by-side as brothers, and likely to receive training and then to return here with no one any the wiser.
Joshua, upon their return, also claimed that in captivity( all 3 of their kids were born there, as well as a fourth who died) his wife was raped by their captors and that they’d killed their baby, which the Taliban deny, and he referred to his dead baby as a martyr, interestingly another term used by Jihadists to describe themselves and their comrades who have been killed or died for the cause, further making me suspect that they were willing participants in the organization and not really hostages. It would also explain why they had 3 kids in “captivity”, if they were to raise a family with Jihadist values, and upon their rescue/return one of their kids had a medical emergency so perhaps that’s the reason why they came back, to get medical treatment unavailable in the remote region they were in, and just made up a story that they were rescued, or perhaps there was some sort of falling out with the group, esp. as Joshua did mention they’d “refused a request” from the Taliban but refused to elaborate.
It all just sounds kind of fishy to me and something just doesn’t add up. My bullshit radar has gone off and I don’t think that things are as they appear and that we aren’t really getting the whole story. What a perfect ruse though; they come back welcomed as heroes, get all kinds of support and media coverage, and what if they really are terrorists that just returned from 5 years of Taliban training, all prepared to launch an attack here and to train others here, and they have been welcomed home like heroes? How incredulous would that be? I just don’t buy it…. something just doesn’t sit right…