After recent events, hearing that ISIS has released another video is enough to make just about anyone shudder, but the most current video is a bit different than the others. Depicting captured British photographer John Cantlie, the video titled, “Lend Me Your Ears,” seems to demonstrate the shocking brainwashing success ISIS is able to have over the span of two years.
Cantlie was captured by ISIS forces while crossing into Syria back on July 19, 2012 where he has been missing ever since. Unheard from since his capture, no one has seen a photo or video of Cantlie since the end of 2012 – until now.
According to The Metro:
In the haunting video, John Cantlie, a former war photographer and correspondent for The Sunday Times, The Sun and The Sunday Telegraph, speaks to the camera from behind a table in a darkened room,
The shocking clip shows Mr Cantlie saying he was ‘abandoned’ by the British government and describes how, in a series of videos, he will seek to dispel ‘manipulated truths’ told by the Western media.
‘I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking ‘he’s only doing this because he’s a prisoner – he’s got a gun at his head and he’s being forced to do this,” he says.
‘Well, I am a prisoner – that I cannot deny – but seeing as I’ve been abandoned by my government and my fate now lies in the hands of the Islamic State, I have nothing to lose.’
ISIS has also since come forward after the release of the video to mock Britain.
There is one of two reasons why Cantlie would have participated in such a film, the first of which is survival. By doing what he’s told, he can stay alive another day which may be his exact intentions.
However, because of his believable performance, many have speculated that he’s been brainwashed over the two years he’s been in captivity. Take a peek at the video and decide for yourself.
Which is it – did he participate in the making of the video for survival purposes or because he’d been brainwashed?
(h/t: Gateway Pundit)