The puzzling case of a former Taliban hostage charged with sex assault

Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American-born wife Caitlan Coleman got the red carpet treatment when they were flown home after Pakistani security forces rescued them from the clutches of the Taliban in October.

President Trump used the news to herald a new “positive moment in our country’s relationship with Pakistan.”

Reporters clambered for interviews with the former hostages.

Agents began “serious” negotiations to make a Hollywood film of their incredible story.

And the family was invited to meet the Canadian prime minister.

Glad to see this story has legs and is making the international press. Justin is a fool who lacks even a basic understanding of the threat posed by Islam.

  • Lightstream

    ‘Justin is a fool who lacks even a basic understanding of the threat posed by Islam.’ You certainly got that right.

    • dukestreet

      JT has always been silly. I will never understand how he got elected.

      • Stupid people.

        • dukestreet

          Amazing how the dumbing down of the education system has proven very successful. Now we have the “obedient masses” and those of us with a head on our shoulders. We have been out numbered.

          • But those people are often recipients for the Darwin Awards, so …

      • BillyHW

        Have you ever been to a boy band concert?

        • Good one.

        • dukestreet

          Are you kidding? Not a chance.
          I’d rather listen to real music.

          Having spent some time supervising high school students who I would not have graduated, I know that my much much younger students could follow instructions better than the high school students, I guess that answers the question but, how long does it really take to realize that the politicians are lying to you to get votes? They are very slow on the uptake.

    • terrence22

      A better statement is “‘Justin is a fool who lacks even (a) basic understanding…”

      • Maurice Miner

        An even betterer statement would simply be “Justin is a fool.”

    • tom_billesley

      He thinks that there’s no threat to himself, as a useful idiot. What else would he care about?

  • dukestreet

    I note in the NYT article that the wife blames the crimes on the stress of the captivity. Another criminal muzzle that blames everything on someone else. Typical of muzzles.

    • She needs to be away from him, I hope her Dad spirits her and the kids back to the states.

  • Why does anyone assume he was actually a hostage?

    Nothing in his story sounds right.

    • Tooth&Claw

      I suspect Boyle was trying to sell himself as a PR rep for the Haqquani network and was rebuffed and held as ‘pet’ or insurance of some sort.

      • I think he was just Patty Hearst.

        • Tooth&Claw

          Perhaps, but Patty didn’t seek out the SLA

          • But she was seeking a thrill.

          • Tooth&Claw

            That’s not how I remember it.

          • Who else runs off with a bunch of terrorists?

          • Tooth&Claw

            I remember she was kidnapped.

          • Maurice Miner

            Yeah, and that’ where “Stockholm Syndrome” first started making heaps of motza for psychiatrists..

          • Then there was the aftermath.

      • mobuyus

        He may have given better blow jobs than his wife that’s all.

        • Tooth&Claw


    • caliroxanne

      Make no mistake about it. I’ve seen this same story over and over again: Arrogant Muslim/Muslim sympathizers from a Western country go to a Muslim country and then get involved in something, then they are “rescued” and everyone celebrates the “rescue”. Then it is revealed that the story isn’t what we were led to believe it is. Anyone who goes to a Muslim country is either a Muslim or someone who admires Islam and embraces the Islamo (anti-Western civilization) worldview and should be left in those Muslim countries to rot. What drives a person’s desire to go to a Muslim country says enough about the person that they should stay there and we have no business wasting time, money, resources and risking lives to bring the trash back.

      • Bingo.

        It’s time to treat these people like the trash that they are.

  • BillyHW

    If you are a woman who has ever felt good about herself voting, please kill yourself.

  • LairdKintyre

    Whats puzzling about it? Mr Boil has been a two bit @$$hole from day one. Something tells me that waste of skin will be a boil on Canada’s rear end for a long time

    • Maurice Miner

      Dat be raaaaaciss!

    • It’s been speculated that Boyle was asking for a cheque.

  • felis gracilis

    Boyle and Trudeau. One a self-described feminist, the other an accused rapist fascinated with Islamic extremism. A strange pair of soulmates indeed.
    Or is it that strange?

    • Not in Justin’s world, I’m certain he thinks Islam is a religion for feminists because his nice Muslim friend the Aga Con told him so.

  • tom_billesley