Why people held captive by terrorist groups sometimes convert to Islam

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle, the couple who were recently rescued after being held hostage by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network in Afghanistan and Pakistan for five years, most likely converted to Islam during the course of their captivity.

Even though they have not addressed the issue publicly, and experts say that under the intense emotional stress that people in hostage situations experience, it is not uncommon for people to reevaluate their core spiritual or ideological beliefs.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Because they were already idiots who decided to go to Muslim toilet countries to ‘help’

  • Rasputin’s rosary

    Wasn’t he married to some muzzscum prior to this one?? I don’t think the one before would marry outside the religion.

    • SDMatt

      Exactly. Boyle went Muzzie – voluntarily – well before this trip. I once shared a TTC subway ride with he and his then-wife Zanab Khadr.

      • john700

        Does anyone seriously think that Zaynab Khadr would marry a guy who wasn’t Muslim?

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Joshua Boyle converted to Islam before he married Omar Khadr’s sister.
    If they can’t even get that part right, then why should I keep reading?

  • ntt1

    he was a muslim long before his little hiking trip, his wife may or may not have converted before or after her rape but then to a muslim male the females thoughts and motives just don’t matter

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Shoot the pair of them as spies and have the children raised by either a Christian or Jewish Family. Time to quit farting around.

    • john700

      You are talking about the govt who is paying $10 million to each Muslim terrorist in their sight?

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Joshua Boyle was already a Muslim.

  • Shebel

    No Pride.
    No Honour.
    Just another piece of shit from the Muslim World that recognizes the
    WEAKNESS—- in Justin Trudeau,
    And wants to CASH_IN.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I would, however, like to take polite issue with the characterization of a Muzzy as a piece of shit. A piece of shit can be useful as fertilizer whereas a Muzzy is of no use whatsoever. I just thought I would point that out in deference to pieces of shit.

      • Shebel

        I stand corrected.

  • Although in this case it is not applicable (Boyle’s sympathies with Islam predate his capture), the Stockholm Syndrome does exist.
    Remember the case of Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army in the 1970s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome