Hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including beheaded US journalist James Foley, were waterboarded

It is astonishing how the media covers for Islam and jihadists. Devastating. Foley was tortured for years — waterboarding was the least of it. If that was the worst that happened to Foley, it would have been a walk in the park — the beatings, hanging him on a wall, vicious abuse — but the other journalists who were taken hostage never said a word. Until now.

These same trolls excoriate Israel daily for defending herself against the same savage enemy, but the jihad always gets respectful submission.

I am sure that the enemedia like the Washington Post will beat the waterboarding drum in the cause of jihad sympathy. But Foley didn’t plan the murder of thousands of innocent civilians. Waterboarding was too good for Khalid Sheik Muhammad and the other two mass murderers. The media may buy into this morally inverted equivalence, but I certainly don’t. Waterboarding KSM saved thousands of lives.

What struck me about this story was not the waterboarding, but the silence of the media. The members of the media knew about the beatings and torture of Foley and the other hostages for months. But there were new stories on the horrors of what these devout muslims were doing in the cause of Islam.  It was the  same silence we got from the media during Hamas’s war on Gazan civilians and Israeli Jews. The media’s favorite news story was blood libels and vicious lies against the Jewish people.

James Foley was a jihad sympathizer.  He was “exasperated by islamophobia and wanted to build bridges between Christians and Jews.” He wanted to tell their story. Well, he did in a way that he never imagined, I would hazard to guess.

It was a leftist learning in the hardest most horrible way. Did any other leftists learn anything? Of course not.

At least four Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including murdered US journalist James Foley, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

Waterboarding, which was used by the CIA during interrogations of suspected terrorists after the September 11, 2001 attacks, is a widely condemned form of torture that simulates drowning, including most recently by US President Barack Obama.

“Waterboarding often involves strapping a person down on a gurney or bench and pouring cold water over a cloth covering the face. It causes the sensation of drowning,” explains the paper.

“They [IS jihadists] knew exactly how it was done,” a person with knowledge of what happened to the hostages told the Washington Post.

American journalist James Foley, kneeling in orange, in a video released by the Islamic State, which apparently showed him being beheaded by his captor, August 19, 2014. (screen capture: YouTube/News of the World)

American journalist James Foley, kneeling in orange, in a video released by the Islamic State, which apparently showed him being beheaded by his captor, August 19, 2014. (screen capture: YouTube/News of the World)

A second person said : “Yes, that is part of the information that bubbled up, and Jim was subject to it, I believe he suffered a lot of physical abuse.”

A French journalist who was kidnapped by IS in 2013 and held captive with Foley said the US journalist was singled out for extra abuse, including mock executions, because pictures of his brother, a US Air Force pilot, were found on his computer.

Foley was purportedly killed last week in a gruesome video posted online, showing his beheading, followed by the appearance of another US journalist, Steven Sotloff, whom the London-accented IS jihadist threatens to kill next should US strikes on the militants in Iraq continue.

London rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, reportedly a key suspect in the beheading of US journalist James Foley (screen capture: YouTube/BVMUndergroundHipHop)

London rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, reportedly a key suspect in the beheading of US journalist James Foley (screen capture: YouTube/BVMUndergroundHipHop)

The alleged executioner was said to be identified as a British rapper who joined the Islamic State last year.

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, from Maida Vale is a key suspect in the case.

According to witnesses, Foley was seized in the northern Syrian province of Idlib on November 22, 2012. His family had not heard from him since, despite a public campaign for information.

The US had described his murder as a terrorist act.

 

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