Should We Feel Sorry for the Boyle Family, the Taliban Captives?

As a Christian prayer for their safe return should be the issue along with a prayer for a true enlightenment about Islam and a true conversion to the Messiah. But that being said, countries (the U.S. and Canada) shouldn’t exchange anything for these people. I wouldn’t even send in Spec-Op guys to rescue them because why would we put the lives of our best on the line for such mendacity? UNLESS there is a Taliban leader there that needs to be six-feet under.

This was a story I remember from a few years back. My memory was jogged about it because of the recent video by the couple. I will not post the video, as, you can watch it if you wish, HERE. But you can see how it is reported via ABC:

HEAVY notes this interesting fact:

  • Boyle’s ex-wife is the sister of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen captured by U.S. forces in 2002 when he was only 15 and imprisoned for 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after being involved in a firefight with U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Oh, but there is more, Boyle is a convert to Islam. Here a commentator noted of an MSM article on JIHAD WATCH:

…But buried deeply in the middle of the article is this astounding tidbit:

“Joshua Boyle was previously married to the sister of Omar Khadr, a Canadian man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after being captured in 2002 in a firefight at an al-Qaida compound in Afghanistan, but U.S. officials discount any link between that previous family tie and his capture. One called it a ‘horrible coincidence.’”

Right. It was just a “horrible coincidence” that this guy was previously married to the sister of an Al-Qaida terrorist and they just happened to wander up into the Afghan mountains, where he grew a long beard and she donned a full length black Burqa. (see photo that accompanies article)

I wonder how long it will be before our government swaps more Gitmo terrorists for this lovely couple? Obama loves him some deserters, traitors and Islamic terrorists.

BARE NAKED ISLAM asks the question we all should ask, and that is, “should we feel sorry for this couple?”

  • 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 chooses a country like Afghanistan to go hiking in the first place?)

This photo was taken before their trip to Afghanistan. There is word that Boyle converted to Islam prior to this… I asked about this and may update this post when I get a response from someone who would know… that being said, as you will see, there seems to be more than “bad luck” going on here.

More on this via GLOBAL NEWS:

….Coleman’s father, James Coleman, told AP in 2012 it was possible the couple may not have realized how dangerous an area they were heading to.

“They’re both kind of naive, always have been in my view. Why they actually went to Afghanistan, I’m not sure… I assume it was more of the same, getting to know the local people, if they could find an NGO (non-governmental organization) or someone they could work with in a little way,” he told AP.

But, Boyle’s interest in the region and his connections to it go deeper than adventure seeking with his wife.

Boyle had a fascination with terrorism, Canadian counterterrorism and security.

“Anything related to terrorism on Wikipedia, I wrote, pretty much,” the University of Waterloo graduate told the Globe and Mail in May 2009.

He also had an interest in the family of Omar Khadr — the Canadian who was captured in Afghanistan and detained at Guantanamo Bay from 2002, when he was just 15, until he was returned to Canada in 2012.

That interview happened after he married Omar Khadr’s oldest sister, Zaynab Khadr, a prominent and outspoken figure herself.

So out spoken that, in a 2009 profile, Maclean’s reported her younger brother’s lawyers “repeatedly begged her to keep quiet.”

In that same article it was noted Boyle was Khadr’s third husband, but it was the first of her marriages that was not arranged by her late father, Ahmed Said Khadr, who was killed in a 2003 shootout with Pakistani forces near the border with Afghanistan.

One of her marriages was attended by Osama bin Laden, according to Khadr herself.

They met on the Internet: he emailed her in 2008 and “to introduce himself and offer support,” according to the 2009 Globe and Mail article.

The Globe and Mail reported he attended the hearings of one of her other brothers — Abdullah, who was facing extradition to the U.S. on terrorism charges, but was later ordered free by an Ontario judge.

Boyle reportedly played a role in organizing his Khadr’s 2008 hunger strike on Parliament Hill, to protest her brother’s detention.

They got married in January 2009 and lived together in Toronto, along with her daughter from her second marriage.

Boyle said his parents, both fundamentalist Christians who live in Ottawa, supported his relationship with Khadr.

“My family is supportive of my marriage and of their extended family, and they believe in the need for justice for all Canadian citizens. We have faith in God and we have faith in justice and we have faith in the Canadian people to do the right thing,” he told Maclean’s.

In the Associated Press article published Wednesday, U.S. officials dismissed his marriage to Khadr as having any sort of connection to his and Coleman’s abduction.

One official called it a “horrible coincidence,” according to AP.