Who are Joshua Boyle and Caitlin Coleman?

Many in the media are painting a picture of Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlin Coleman, as victims who suffered years of torment at the hands of their Taliban captors. But there are elements in their story which beg further questioning.

One problem is that non-Muslim journalists today are so scared of being labelled racist, that obvious questions arising from Boyle’s account of his and his family’s captivity aren’t being asked.

My first questions to Boyle and Coleman would be, “when did you convert to Islam?” and “who had the honour of introducing you to take the ‘shahadah’” (oath of allegiance to Allah and Prophet Muhammad)?